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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Today's the Octave of Easter for 2019 (Coinciding with a photographer holiday)


Today is the Octave of Easter for 2019. This year it coincides with Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPP Day) which is an unofficial holiday that has always been observed the last Sunday in April. A holiday-themed web-page explains that WPP Day aims "to encourage people to pick up pinhole photography as a hobby and profession, and to share their techniques and pictures with the pinhole photography community."

I must confess that while I'm very familiar with the celebrations surrounding the Octave of Easter, I had not heard of WPP Day. It is somewhat odd that I had no idea about this event. The main reason that any lack of knowedge re this occasion is odd is because for a few years I worked with various pin-hole cameras — and created a number of black and white photographs from them — which I developed and printed myself.

My entire Black and White Collection has been included in gallery exhibitions in Manhattan. One of those images is titled, Thanksgiving In Riverdale (a copy of it can be seen in the image below).

This photograph won an award (placement in a book, Photo-Glaz) in a competition juried by the late photographer, Roy De Carava.

Other ones, Cocktails and Engaging Conversation as well as Portrait of Contemplation (copies seen in the next set of images)...

...are featured in a literary magazine known as, Returning Woman. Moreover, my photograph, Sophia, (which can be seen in the next picture) and my process used in creating it was discussed (at length) in an interview given by Karen Lewis, on a WBAI radio program called The Al Lewis Show.

It be heard via my web-site where you will also find more of my black and white images, pin-hole and non pinhole.

The site is called and was created by Chris Deatherage. He also formatted and edited my three volume book series, Words In Our Beakwhere the stories are told in the voice of Cam, a female cardinal.

But getting back to a topic related to WWPD, in addition to my creating black and white photos with pin-hole cameras; I also have created ones which are kaleidoscopic in nature...

...and they are included within another gallery on my web-site and an example, Sunset in Riverside Park, which can be seen in the next image...

... has been featured in a couple of gallery exhibitions (including one at Nexus and The Borough of Manhattan President's Art Gallery) here in NYC.

Sunset in Riverside Park as well as pin-hole photography was discussed at length in another radio interview given by John Montone for 1010 WINS.

Btw, in addition to my collection of kaleidoscopic photographs being included in a gallery on my web-site, they are also featured in my collection on Fine Art America (FAA).

FAA can render the photos on an array of surfaces for wall art as seen in the samples in the next series of pictures.

There are many more designs rendered on an array of surfaces for wall art within my collection on FAA and they have the ability to render these designs on different surfaces which can also be viewed on my FAA pages; a few examples can be found directly below.

.... but do check out the array of options which FAA offers in rendering my kaleidoscopic designs, which I was only able to create via pin-hole photography!

Btw, these items make perfect gifts (as does my book series, Words In Our Beak) for Mother's Day which is coming up in a few weeks (May 12).
*Info re Words In Our Beak:

Words In Our Beak’s goal is to open readers to a simple understanding of the winged world and their environment. Set in a rooftop urban garden in New York City, my story is told in the voice of Cam, a female cardinal, who visits it. Words In Our Beak is directed to children and adults who are curious about birds, and want to learn about them from a unique perspective. The book includes hundreds of images of flora and fauna, links to movies, as well as to informative narratives that have been created by the author.

Volume One: ISBN: 9780996378529
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Volume Two: ISBN: 9780996378536
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Volume Three: ISBN: 978099637853
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