What a busy month we’ve had getting to know our most recent sign ups Rachael Talibart, Daren Griffin, Steve Dodd and most recently Christine Santostefano. They each bring a unique view of the world and there are many images among their portfolios that I wish I had taken. Daren’s lanterns make me think of the Romanovs banqueting and dancing beneath the gently swaying lights, to Rachael’s stunning landscapes of which I wish I could emulate.
Steve Dodd - Poppy Seedhead
Then Steve’s macro Poppy Seedhead would provide me with ample inspiration for a painting and Christine’s ‘Ice-cream anyone’ could be a David Lynch film set, just wonderful! Remember you can leave comments on other photographer’s walls and also share on Facebook and tweet their work with just a click. When your image has been mentioned it will appear in the community tab, so don’t forget to look every now and then. Please take some time to view the other profiles and begin conversations – it is enormously encouraging and helps to build our community spirit. A special thank you to Rachael for all her contributions.
Christine Santostefano - Ice cream anyone? Maybe not....
We are also gradually introducing new features that will improve the site. You may have noticed you can now view your own statistics when you log on. It provides interesting viewing and is only seen by yourself, although the public can now see how many times your profile has been viewed and also the individual images themselves. Please remember our sister website, the Shed Photography shop site, has the ability to sell any ORIGINAL pieces you may have be they old prints, framed prints, jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, drawings, prints, paintings – in fact anything you make! So please give some thought to adding those things and in plenty of time before Christmas when we will promote them for people to come to the site to buy original work, as well as work printed by us, as gifts.
Rachael Talibart - Last light at Kimmeridge
Emma has written a lovely piece for the blog about her inspiration as Artist of the Week (AOTW) – I know many of you have read it, as you often tell me, but also please let the artist themselves know what you think too. In the coming weeks Caroline Collet is going to write a piece for the blog about some fabulous images she found in a book from the 70′s, Paula Youens is writing a piece about drawing and the workshops she’s recently taken part in, I’m currently thinking about censorship in photography, Michelle Frederick about her cameras made from reclaimed materials, Lottie Heffer about her jewellery making which she learnt from her mother the renowned jeweller Julia Richmond and Rachael would like to contribute a piece about her current work on her own blog. If any of you would like to promote or write a piece no matter how small just drop me a line and I will put it in for you.
We are an inspiring, diverse, passionate community. Keep creating and remember we’ll do all the boring stuff for you!