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Over the Edge: Safety in Ritual

clock June 1, 2011 17:40 by author Amber

Kyle Cassidy, one of my photography idols, once gave several pieces of advice to photographers at large by way of his blog as a means of answering the age old question: "What advice would you give new photographers?" The one piece of advice that really stood out to me is one that I've tried is simple.

Surround yourself with creative people.

That's an idea I agree with with whole heartedly. I have friends who are artists and authors, painters and dancers, actors and musicians. In this, I am truly blessed.

But where am I going with this, you ask? The answer is simple.

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One of my friends, Lillian Cohen-Moore, is an author--and she's a model and a stage manager and an all around amazing woman--has a story April Edition of the Edge of Propinquity. One of the images that really struck me as I read the story was of the main character cutting strawberries as she sat next to her ailing grandmother who laid in the living room bed and that formed the basis of the image. This is one of the rare photos I've created for the Edge of Propinquity where the author was the subject of the final photo.

The photo was shot with my Nikon D700, and 50mm lens at f2.8 and 1/250th of a second. The image is light with a single Nikon SB-600 SpeedLight that is sitting on the ground to the right of the camera, pointing up at the ceiling.

An Evening with Authors

clock September 22, 2010 18:44 by author Amber

The evening of August 21st was a mighty fine one for story tellers. The award winning author and editor Jennifer Brozek assembled a crew of talented writers from the greater Seattle area for fun time of grand stories at the Wayway Coffee House in Seattle.

Lily Cohen-More, Jennifer's personal assitant, walks between the chairs, making sure that everything is ready to go.


Jennifer is the fine host of the evening as she thanks her readers.

Nathan Crowder.

R. Schuyler Devin

Jeremy Zimmerman

Cat Rambo

Keffy Kehrli

Sunder Cameron Addams

Angela Korra'ti

Steven James Scearce

All of the photos from this night here.

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