Monthly Archives: April 2011

the Librarian at the Walls of Long Branch

photocrati gallery

Tara has always been nice enough to come down on the spur of the moment and model for me while I try to compose a few shots worthy of some merit. On March 19th I had been outside with Felicia the gospel singer for 2 hours photographing her infront of the jazz wall in town (see blog post “felicia sings her art” and on this blustery day a blast from a 30 mile an hour wind gusts took my off camera flash down and smashed my wifi TT5 to smithereens.

Not the first time this has happened- so  from now on it’s we will use a a heavier stand and a sand bag to keep lights from blowing away. A lesson slowly learned BUT i think I got it now.

Back to our scenario:

Lance and I were frozen cold but my dear husband kept pace gently using the bounce board to edge light felicia and than Tara and continue schleeping the equiptment long enough for me to grab some images of Tara by the amazingly wonderful Long Branch murals.

Thanks Tara for your patience and flexability and soon we will be back to the “secret garden” for another session to see what we can come up with.

Since I startrted bloggin about this mural spot I met the man who is mostly responsible for this amazing art work in downtown Long branch, it’s so funny because he and I don’t really know each other but as it turns out we travel in similar circles. Todd Katz, the visonary who has developed the new Sipersteins on Joline in LB along with the city Arts council made this downtown area available for muralists to work.
It really is a phenonmenal geopgraphic area. I have seen limos pull up and brides and grooms whose photographer’s use it for wedding portraits. I for one would love to see more murals in our City By The Sea and give many more artists an opportunity to show their work.  Through the delayed development of this area there are those who are keeping the Arts alive. This is a worthy pursuit.  Thanks Todd for your love of LB and thanks Arts Council for seeing an available canvas where some might see blight and finding a most wonderful way to use it. Painting is not dead.

Thanks Tara, for allowing me to use your likeness. Thanks Lanc, for your endless support of my craft.

Feel free to add your thoughts people are listening and watching…. be heard.

Thanks readers for taking the time…..