Archive for 2010
This photograph I took of Jason Cleary in West Virginia won an award in the World In Focus 2010 travel photography contest. Thank you to Photo District News (PDN) and National Geographic Traveler for putting on this annual contest.
I feel that this image really captures an essence of the lifestyle I experienced and documented on a photographic exploration into everyday life in Appalachia. This particular image displays the young Jason Cleary and his friends playing in a broken down car. During my time in Appalachia, I recognized the consistent theme that when things break down there, they are usually left as they are to meld into everyday life. This car had been broken down for almost forty years, left in place, and subsequently made into a playground for the kids of the area. I’m happy to share this glimpse into life in the small town of Bramwell, West Virginia with you.
To see some more images and read all about my experience shooting in Appalachia, check out my full image story here: http://www.catherinehall.net/blog/2009/08/12/an_unseen_glimpse_of_american/
Check out the second round of my three interview series with Chris Marquardt on People Photography. In this video I share my thoughts on the power of photography to overcome language barriers and show some images from my shoot in Tasmania. Plus, I give some insightful tips such as determining the best approach to the model release.
If you missed the first video check it out here. I’ll post the third interview with Chris soon!
Catherine Hall Studios has been nominated as one of the Bay Area’s best local businesses on the San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate.com’s BayList. We are excited to be included with all of the great businesses on the BayList. Plus, who doesn’t love a little competition every once in a while? Please take a minute to check out our profile and vote for Catherine Hall Studios :)
Thank you so much for all of your support!
I’ve never considered myself a hoarder but when it comes to photography, I may need to re-evaluate this self-perception. I still have my first camera along with my first negatives and prints from my very first school assignments and the beginning of my photography career.
I always wonder what other photographers do with their old work such as negatives from the beginning of their career. How long should I really keep this stuff? Sometimes you just don’t feel very proud of old photographs. Of course I have learned a lot since taking my first images, and it is nice to track my improvement, but I really just dislike some of my earliest work. At the same time though, I just don’t have the heart to throw the negatives out. I mean, at one point I was really proud of these images!
My internal debate has manifested itself in an excessive pile of boxes holding old work. I know I need to do something but I just can’t decide! So, help me clear my conscience. Do you throw all your old stuff away?
I am still in awe over Darren & Tiffany’s amazing wedding. It was such a breathtaking day that I regularly reminisce over their unique and special celebration. Darren and Tiffany collaborated with their phenominal event coordinator, Jean Marks to create an unforgettable event where every detail was perfect. The love and kindness of this beautiful couple will always make me smile.
Thank you to all the awesome contributing vendors:
Wedding Coordinator: Jean Marks | Venue: Kohl Mansion | Florist: Stephanie Foster with Church Street Florist | Cake: BethAnn Goldberg with Studio Cake | Caterer: Ethan Mantle with Componere | DJ: Matthew Cope with Sound in Motion | Hair: Karen Nalvarian with Shawn Cavian Beauty Company | Makeup: Nellie Muganda with Neja Cosmetics | Enhanced Lighting: John Woods with Enhanced Lighting