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Which Image do you Like Better?

I’m looking for feedback on which image, out of the two here, appeals to you more? What do you like about the one that appeals to you? What do you not like about the one that doesn’t appeal to you? Describes some emotions you might feel from either image. You can also vote for your favorite image in the poll below.

Peace

~V

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Featured Artist – Sally Cohen

Sally Cohen - Harbor Lights, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 40"
Sally Cohen – Harbor Lights, Oil on Canvas, 30″ x 40″

I  want to feature one image this week. This is an image I created of Sally Cohen’s oil on canvas work title “Harbor Lights.” For what’s probably obvious reasons, this piece was really difficult to replicate digitally. It’s really dark, and because of the finish, it’s a little shinny. Which creates a lot of reflection. But if you zoom in really close, you can see a good size harbor town in the distance. I had to bring this piece over to my home studio in order to get a good image. The only place I had room to set up was in the Living Room. It only took 42 exposures in 2 hours!  Lot’s of lighting replacement before I settled on using the speed lights. My living room looked like a multi-room fort with all the black backdrops I had to put up to minimize reflection. I think I did a pretty good job? What do you think? Leave a comment below or rate above.

Sally Cohen is represented by the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery and the Freed Gallery in Lincoln City, OR.

I hope you like this week’s featured artist. Be sure to visit here every Tuesday for more information about the artists that I am fortunate enough to photograph on a regular basis. If you’d like to be featured here contact me via email at kindmuse@gmail.com.

On Thursdays I will typically feature a photo essay of images created by other photographers that I’ve come across online somewhere and enjoyed.

You can also stop by on Saturdays to see original Fine Art Photography created by me in my travels around Portland, OR and abroad.

Peace

~V

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Mesmorizing Michal (pronounced Mee How)

Vince Ferguson - Mesmerizing Michal, Digital Photograph
Vince Ferguson – Mesmerizing Michal, Digital Photograph

This image was created fairly randomly, I told my friend Michal (pronounced Mee How) to stand in front of this Sally Cohen painting hanging on my wall. He stood there, I took the picture and this is what we got. I find it very  mesmorizing.

Peace

~V

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Featured Artist – Suzy Meyer

Suzy Meyer is an outstanding artist with many varied talents. She has created beautiful pieces of art in all mediums, and has also been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, working for Washington County in Oregon, while also offering counseling and therapy in a personal practice. Further, for 16 years Suzy also olunteered in Outpatient Psychology at Oregon Health and Sciences University. She is now pretty much retired and after a recent stroke is currently attempting to reprogram herself toward making a comeback in the world of creating art.

Sculpture is the medium we are featuring in today’s blog post by showcasing part of Suzy’s doll series. There are 8 of them that I’ve photographed all together, but we only have 5 pictured here today. Suzy created these while in the midst of her battle to overcome cancer. She preferred to see her battle as more of a change in the body instead of her body being damaged. Much like the dolls in this series, which she found already broken and torn apart, she gave them added life by turning them into beautiful pieces of art. Now that her cancer is in remission, I’d have to say it’s a beautiful way to win in the battle against cancer.

She is a member of the Oregon Women’s Caucus for Art, and has served as president of that organization in the past. Unfortunately, Suzy currently isn’t represented actively by a gallery, but has been a member artist in the past with The Geezer Gallery in Portland, Oregon where she was active in facilitating workshops that help people learn how to create art. She’s also been a past member of the Janovec Gallery in Portland, OR.

Be sure to visit here every Tuesday for more information about the artists that I am fortunate enough to photograph on a regular basis. If you’d like to be featured here contact me via email at kindmuse@gmail.com.

On Thursdays I will typically feature a photo essay of photography created by other photographers, that I’ve found and enjoyed online somewhere.

You can also stop by on Saturdays to see original Fine Art Photography created by me in my travels around Portland, OR and abroad. See ya next time!

Peace

~V