“Adult swimmers of all ages and backgrounds have made Sarasota’s nationally dominant Masters Swimming team a multi-generational, 200-member family. As they prepare to host this month’s Pan-Am Games, it’s business—and pleasure—as usual for this dedicated group of amateur swimmers.”
The 5:30 A.M. morning chill was a refreshing change for this photographer – shooting the breaths, reps, “independent rhythms,” in the beauty of the changing morning light.
Read more: http://sarasotamagazine.com
2013 Pan-American Masters Championship – Sarasota will host!
New Year’s Eve, 2011. Amazing sparkly winter day in Sarasota! Perfect for anything. Perfect for this wedding. The light, the light, the light! Love, levity, family, friends, beautiful setting, dance dance dance into 2012.
Sarasota Herald Tribune, Style Magazine, November issue, www.heraldtribune.com,
Saks Fifth Avenue, Sarasota, http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/stores/stores.jsp?
L Boutique, www.lboutiques.com
Hair and Make-up: David Roodbeen, NUOVO Salon and Spa, www.nuovosalongroup.com
September issue of Style Magazine, Sarasota Herald Tribune, a New York Times company. www.heraldtribune.com The online version is available at
Shot on location at New College of Florida, www.ncf.edu/
Bailey West, Alexa Model and Talent, www.alexamodels.com
Hair/make-up: A Victorian Bride, www.avictorianbride.com
And, take a peak at Flowers by Fudgie’s blog! http://florist-sarasota.com/2011/09/07/elegant-evening-in-the-ritz-carlton-healing-garden
A recent visit to New York afforded me the opportunity to look at lots of great art (in addition to photographing a client – more in next blog). If you’re headed that way before April 10, DO see the Stieglitz, Strand, Steichen special exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum. Stieglitz’s images of O’Keeffe (especially her sculptural hands) are sensual; Steichen’s three Flatiron prints are brooding. And one must appreciate the science AND artistry of these works. While I love digital imaging, these pieces include silver platinum, gelatin silver, palladium, photogravure and gum bicarbonate over platinum – far more than just a click of the shutter (believe me, I’m not minimizing the “click” and the timing thereof). And the autochromes, made with potato starch and dyes, were magnificent! These early photographers had to master both the visual medium and the science of chemical compounds, papers, exposure, etc.
While in Chelsea, the Parkeharrison pieces from The Architect’s Brother, really blew me away. The haunting, highly constructed images are based on a concern for the environment and include RC prints on panel, hand painted and layered with encaustic and photogravures. Beautiful, eery, multilayered. I have to have their book!
And, of course, had to check out Staley-Wise and Janet Borden Galleries. Always great photography in these two galleries on lower Broadway.
I had the great honor of photographing several people who have made great contributions to our communities in Sarasota and Manatee Counties – charitable, generous, altruistic individuals. Please view the issue online at biz941.com or pick up a copy to learn more. This particular shot, chosen for the cover image, was a lovely, contemplative moment with Mr. McLoud. Sheer pleasure to meet and interact with these wonderful individuals. Thank you Unity winners and Biz(941). See more of Barbara’s images at barbarabanks.com