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33 years of photography of everyday life, events and rituals of my hometown 1982-2015

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Parent's Supermarket 1982
Parent's Supermarket 1982

What started as an art school assignment 33 years ago slowly evolved and became a long term project of photographing the daily lives in the town where I grew up and still reside. I remember being somewhat jealous of my classmates because they all lived in the city with lots of things to photograph while I had only a quiet sleepy town. Yet, what struck me was something my teacher said, "You can travel the world over photographing exciting things, but a skilled photographer can find material right in their own backyard." This is what resonated and encouraged me to look, observe, and to ultimately learn how to see and interpret what was right before me.

I had no intention of spanning this project across half of my life, but it never seemed finished, so I continued to learn and grow as a photographer. I studied with luminary photographers Mary Ellen Mark, Eugene Richards and Ernesto Bazan who all pushed me hard to go beyond description and tell a deeper more complex story in a mere moment.  

First Communion, 2004
First Communion, 2004

Something unexpected has happened as well. Over this particular course of time photogaphy has evloved at a speedy rate. We have gone from large heavy cameras, to smaller, faster ones, and from film to digital. My project has become an interesting look at the evolution of photograpahy. I have used 7 cameras, 5 types of film, and an iPhone.

With the project completed, I am onto the stage of raising money and printing a beautiful color and black and white book worthy of this little slice of time in my hometown's history, in the evolution of photography, and in the journey of my life as an artist.  This is my homage to my Hometown.

Carnival Tickets 2008
Carnival Tickets 2008

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A possible setback could be a delay in the date for printing, which would push the delivery date back. There could also be an overload of shipping, so in both cases, the products might arrive a little later. We will continue to send updates throughout the process to keep us all on the same page!

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    Set of (3) color postcards, 3 unique images from the vintage 80's era.

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    Set of (5) 5x7 greeting cards with envelopes, 5 unique color and black & white images from the series

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    "Parent's Supermarket" Unisex T-Shirt - White 100% cotton - Sizes S-XL

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    A handwritten thank you note on a color postcard and your name printed in the acknowledgment section in the book

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    Pre-order of the hardcover limited edition copy of "Hometown"

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    Pre-order of the SIGNED, numbered hardcover limited edition copy of "Hometown" and your name is printed in the acknowledgment section in the book - 50 numbered copies

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    Pre-order of the SIGNED, numbered hardcover copy of "Hometown" with a clamshell box, your name printed in the acknowledgment section in the book, and (1) limited edition 8x10 signed print - your choice of one of three images

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    Pre-order of the SIGNED, numbered hardcover copy of "Hometown" and (1) signed 16x20 color C-Print or a black & white fiber print and your name printed in the acknowledgment section in the book

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    Pre-order of the SIGNED, numbered hardcover copy of "Hometown" with a clamshell box, 3 signed postcards, pack of (5) greeting cards, your name printed in the acknowledgment section in the book, a Parent's Supermarket T-shirt, a handwritten thank you note, and (1) limited edition 16x20 signed print - your choice of one of six images

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    (3) SIGNED, numbered hardcover copies of "Hometown" with a clamshell box with (3) limited edition 8x10 signed prints (choice of one of three images), a Parent's Supermarket T- Shirt, a personal dedication in the front of the book and your name on the acknowledgement page, and (2) 16x20 signed prints (choice of one of six images)

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    Host a "Hometown" party in your home! Invite up to 30 of your favorite friends, and enjoy catering by Chef Tom Peacock, with a slideshow, conversation, and Q&A by Barbara Peacock. Host will also receive a personal dedication in the front of the book, as well as on the acknowledgement page, (2) signed, numbered copies of "Hometown" in clamshell boxes with (2) 8x10 limited edition signed prints, a signed, framed 16x20 print of your choice and 3 Parent's Supermarket T- shirts.

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