The Wish You Were Here Project holds such an amazing part of my heart. This project is going strong in the middle of our sixth year. We are a group of female photographers from all over the world who met through mutual workshops and friendships. Each week we submit an image that we feel represents our week. Then we blog the images, with each image flowing into the next. The connections can be subtle or obvious, but we always aim for a flow from one image to the next. It is the highlight of my week to see what is happening in the lives and homes of this collection of talented woman photographers!
This year we are having a group exhibition in Paris, as well as a workshop! Our exhibition will open on October 1 at the Spéos Institute of Photography, 8 rue Jules Valles, 75011 Paris, and our workshop will be on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th October 2019 At Galerie B&B Photographie, 6 bis, rue des Recollets, 75010 Paris. Find out all of the good information by following this link. I am very excited to be teaching a workshop about embroidering on your photographs. You can see my work incorporating embroidery with photos by following this link!
These are my images so far this year. I normally wait to post my WYWH images until the year is done so I can see them all laid out from winter through the year and back to winter. But since I am posting about the workshop I will post a half year round up today, these are my images from about half of year 6.!
Living in New England this also gives me a chance to not only record our lives, but also the ever changing seasons. I create a book of my WYWH images each year. It is year six, but every year so far, my week 1 is an image of Caleb and his birthday cake, and every year week 52 finds Meadow by a particularly beautiful decorated tree on the Amherst MA green. Both images are dark, here in New England the years start and end in the darkness and quiet of winter. The middle of my years are full of color and beach days and can be lighter and nosier than the quiet beginning and ending when we are pulled inward for winter. I also LOVE data, and love to look back on my year and see that this year (So far) I have had 24 color images, one of which was film and all but one other are created with a Lensbaby Lens. Only one Black and White so far this year, which is funny, some of my past years were almost all BW. But out of the 25 images, one BW, 23 Lensbaby, one film image. Wonder how the rest of the year will turn out!
Check out the Wish You Were Here Blog to see all of the wonderful images from the other photographers in the WYWH group, and please check out our exhibition and workshop info, it would be amazing if some of you could make it to Paris to see us there!