“The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.” 

~Peter Drucker


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You never know when a flock of seagulls and pointe shoes will photo bomb your shoot!


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“The artist's greatest creation began
the night he washed his memory of his failures
rubbed opium on his lips
drank the wine that women offered him
and lay down and wept.”

~Roman Payne


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“It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one.” 


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“The first problem of living is to minimize friction with the crowds that surround you on all sides.”

~Isaac Asimov 


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“We are often taught to look for the beauty in all things, so in finding it, the layman asks the philosopher while the philosopher asks the photographer.” 

~Criss Jami


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“Sure, there were a few more duct-taped tears in the vinyl seats, a few new dings in the fiberglass surfboards lining the walls, but the bacon was still crisp and pancakes were available twenty-four hours a day, the way the good Lord intended.” 

~Rob Thomas


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“Learn to see what you are looking at.” 

~C. Paolini


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“The real question of life after death isn't whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves.” 

~Ludwig Wittgenstein


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In the sweet, Atlantic
Breathing of spring
My curtain's like a butterfly,
Huge, fluttering
Like a Hindu widow
To a pyre's golden blaze,
Like a drowsy Naiad
To past-window seas.

~Marina Tsvetaeva

From Irina Gnedko, the model in this photo:  

"This poem was originally titled "A curtain". Then she renamed it as " Window". To her, windows were a site of freedom. About the same year she wrote to her friend, another poet, that her souls was never inside her body, instead it was outside windows, "behind windows"."


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To see in the dark, close your eyes.” 


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“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” 



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“Water seeks its own level. Look at them. The Tigris, the Euphrates, the Mississippi, the Amazon, the Yangtze. The world's great rivers. And every one of them finds its way to the ocean.” 

~Allison McGhee


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“Ask her if she still keeps all her kings in the back row.” 

~J.D. Salinger


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“We will always be tethered.       The End”

~L.D. Davis


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“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”

~Leonardo da Vinci


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“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”

~Leonardo da Vinci


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higher ground


"I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. 
I would like to be that unnoticed  
and that necessary . . ."

~Margaret Atwood


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“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” 

~John Keats


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“There's little to see, but things leave an impression. It's a matter of time and repetition. As something old wears thin or out, something new wears in. The handle on the pump, the crank on the churn, the dipper floating in the bucket, the latch on the screen, the door on the privy, the fender on the stove, the knees of the pants and the seat of the chair, the handle of the brush and the lid to the pot exist in time but outside taste; they wear in more than they wear out. It can't be helped. It's neither good nor bad. It's the nature of life.” 

~Wright Morris


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“Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.” 

~Tom Stoddard


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"I love you as certain dark things are to be loved 
in secret, 
between the shadow and the soul."



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“You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander. We build this place with the sand of memories; these castles are our memories and inventiveness made tangible. So part of us believes that when the tide starts coming in, we won't really have lost anything, because actually only a symbol of it was there in the sand. Another part of us thinks we'll figure out a way to divert the ocean. This is what separates artists from ordinary people: the belief, deep in our hearts, that if we build our castles well enough, somehow the ocean won't wash them away. I think this is a wonderful kind of person to be.”

~Anne Lamott


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Creating Your Vision Workshop at Boston Sculptors Gallery


Creating Your Vision Photography Workshop
Hosted by the Boston Sculptors Gallery
and David Lee Black Studios

20th in a series of a wonderful growing community of supportive and talented artists of all skill levels who connect through photography and this unique experiential event. 
This event is open to all skill levels of photography.

We are very fortunate to have professional ballet dancer Meredith Wellswho will be interacting with the artful space and artist Christina Zwart's "Pussy Power" orchestrated to music! 

Pussy Tower, Christina Zwart’s second solo exhibition at the Boston Sculptors Gallery, will be on view April 5 to May 7, 2017. Galvanized by the election results and President Trump’s disparaging comments about women, Zwart presents an 11 foot-high model of Trump Tower in New York City, highlighting one of its most intriguing, yet widely unnoticed features. This monumental piece furthers the social and political nature of Zwart’s work, and posits a profound statement about this unprecedented period in American politics.
Emboldened by the power of the “Pussy Revolution” at the Women’s March on Washington, Zwart envisioned a sculpture incorporating cats. Searching for images of Trump Tower online, she couldn’t believe what she saw: 21 trees perched on terraces on the building’s façade, arranged in the shape of a woman’s crotch. “It was too good,” Zwart said. She couldn’t resist. She built a Styrofoam and mirror board tower, replacing the trees with pink, kinetic, maneki-nekos (beckoning cat talismans). Zwart modified the cat’s arms and paws in order to offer a special “21 gun salute” to President Trump. Photographs of protestors marching in pink pussy hats will line the gallery walls surrounding Pussy Tower.
In addition, creative lighting will be on hand with helpful hints and 

We are very grateful to be at The Boston Sculptors Gallery for this April Creating Your Vision event.
This amazing art gallery is a beautiful space with plenty of light and amazing art resulting in no shortage of photogenic opportunities! 

486 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
(Located in SOWA District)

There will also be plenty of helpful guidance and suggestions to enhance your passion for artful photography.

Feel free to invite your friends or share this invite!

What to bring: 
Your creativity and open mind

Cost: $50 (cash or check) 

Street parking 

Meet and greet with refreshments at 9:30 am. 
Event is from 10-12 pm.


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“I don't believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be same person every day.” 

~S. Perkins


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