Old is New Again

Old is New Again

 
“‘Sooner then later, everything old is new again.” Stephen King
join me in Morocco this fall.
 
Look what is happening with photography.
Things that became obsolete are making a come back.
Is it nostalgia?
 
I wrote an article for Professional Photographers of America years ago about “Film isn’t dead why do we have to fix it?”
 
Today, many people are playing with film again, the roots of photography. It is a great way to deepen the connection to one’s craft.
 
Digital is fast and furious, it captures a moment and then moves on. Film, developing and darkroom are experiential, creating a different commitment. The process happens over time, and during that time, a connection develops. One isn’t better than the other, just different. They both are important ways to express ourselves and connect with others.
 
I have had multiple conversations with Freestyle Photo about the resurgence of analogue photography. Quite exciting! Stay tuned!
 
Many of you know, my first published book was Hand Coloring Black and White Photography. I loved creating one of a kind prints for my brides, family legacy and for collectors of my fine art. Check out my video.
 
Digital Silver Imaging has a silver gelatin paper that that works beautifully with hand coloring. I am working on ahand coloring tutorial with their paper. It is so meditative. I never thought I would have the opportunity to hand color with my style again.
 
Embracing the new, which is how life works.
MOROCCO ~ JOIN ME October 20-31
 
 
A place I have never been to before and a dream of mine to go to. Old cities with a set of new eyes. New experiences. I get so excited, maybe I will bring film, maybe I will hand color some of the images, guiding my students on blending the old with the new, or the new with the old.
 
I hope you will join me for this incredible experience of times gone by with a new vision… yours……
 
Time is running out to sign up so let me know if you would like to join me in Morocco.
 
Hand Coloring is back. WOO HOO!!!! Watch my short 6 min video on Hand Coloring, it might spark something new with your creativity. Click below to watch and be creatively inspired.
 
 
Join Laurie Klein Photography for a 2019 workshop or tour.
Learn, Grow, Explore!
 
04/06/19 – 04/07/19: Introduction to Hand Coloring
05/04/19 – 05/05/19: Self Exploration Series
06/30/19 – 07/06/19: The Female Form in the Maine Landscape at Maine Media
08/19/19 – 08/23/19: Creative Infrared Photography: Capture to Print at SFPW
08/24/19 – 08/30/19: Laurie Klein and 4UR Ranch
10/09/19 – 10/13/19: Firefly Photography Camp for Women
10/20/19 – 10/31/19: Morocco Only 4 spots left!
 
The Snow Fall

The Snow Fall

 
THE SNOW FALL
 
I knew what was going to happen and I knew I had a narrow window.
 
My intention was to go to my favorite park. I felt like I was being called to photograph trees.
 
I had woken up to 6 fresh inches of snow, hanging heavily on the trees and deep, deep blue skies. The contrast was breath taking. I knew the wind would pick up soon and blow the snow off the limbs, so I had to get to my destination asap.
 
I drove towards the park. I got visually distracted and henceforth never made it to the park. I was ok with that. I trusted that I would be brought to where I needed to be. No one was on the roads, people still asleep in their homes. I was living in the iconoclastic New England town. The churches stopped me in my tracks. I parked and said to myself “I will take a few photographs and then move on.” I was clicking away without intention, so caught up in the moment, the feeling, the beauty. I had to reset myself and look around to see what drew me to be here.
 
There it was, the cemetery, the trees laden with snow and the contrasting deep blue sky. The wind starting to build and I witnessed the 6 inch snowfall blowing, swirling, dancing off of the trees like a sandstorm in the sky. It took my breath away.
 
I centered myself and began to make photographs with intention, I could literally feel the dance I was witnessing, felt nature’s expression. I felt like I was on a film set where magic was happening around me. I was totally in the moment, dancing with the snow. I photographed and had this enlightened experience. Then as quickly as it started the wind stopped, things became still and the light changed.
 
The virgin landscape after a snowfall, the gravestones abstractly casting shadows. Peaceful chaos. Nature is chaos, when I photograph I organize chaos with my composition. The trees were speaking to me and I knew that I had reached a place in my life where I can feel all of my feelings, trust my process and make music with my photographs. I felt such a high, so guided, alone, yet a part of a bigger whole. I felt a time warp. Time stood still.
 
 
 
“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky”
Kahill Gibran
 
 
Hand Coloring is back. WOO HOO!!!! Watch my short 6 min video on Hand Coloring, it might spark something new with your creativity. Click below to watch and be creatively inspired.
 
 
Join Laurie Klein Photography for a 2019 workshop or tour.
Learn, Grow, Explore!
 
04/06/19 – 04/07/19: Introduction to Hand Coloring
05/04/19 – 05/05/19: Self Exploration Series
06/30/19 – 07/06/19: The Female Form in the Maine Landscape at Maine Media
08/19/19 – 08/23/19: Creative Infrared Photography: Capture to Print at SFPW
08/24/19 – 08/30/19: Laurie Klein and 4UR Ranch
10/09/19 – 10/13/19: Firefly Photography Camp for Women
10/20/19 – 10/31/19: Morocco Only 4 spots left!