From: christine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 07/06/01-02:31:51 PM Z
I often find it difficult to answer the question, what kind of work. I shoot
mostly 4x5, have been known to use a 21/4 as a "snapshot" camera, but am
making the transition to 8x10. I am new to alt photo, having done only silver
prints. I just made my first POP prints the other day. I want to try all the
processes before I settle on one, but I have a feeling I really am going to
like Ziatypes. We'll see. I shoot lots of different stuff, mostly landscapes
and people. I guess my photography is trying to describe my realtionship
with the world around me. I have a fairly simple approach - I just want to
make beautiful images of what I see. I am especially drawn to anyhting with
an ethereal quality. I guess that's why I like Kerik and Carl's work so much!
About the housing, neither my partner nor I are big fans of Rhode Island ( no
offense R.I. people). Every time he's gone to that state, something really
bad happened, the first time his dog died, and the second time, a deer ran
across 95 and he hit it, so there's bad feelings surrounding that state for
him. I have no reason other than not really liking Southern NE in genereal.
I prefer the North Shore to the South Shore and really like New Hampshire. If
I were to buy a home in Ma I would probably choose the Gloucester area. But I
can't affaord it right now. I'm still paying off credit card debt left over
from art school, and then from my period of unemployment when I got laid off.
Sometimes it feels like youn just can't get ahead.
How bout yourself?
> Hi Christine,
> We are in similar circumstances. I too work a computer oriented day job
> and work on
> my photography. I also teach a course over the summer and live in Boston.
> Rents are very high - buying a house is nearly impossible. However I have
> to look into Providence or Pawtucket. It's fairly easy to get to work in
> and you can have 2-3 family for around 150k. Do the math and the tenants
> pay the mortgage, if not more. There are first time buyer programs with 5%
> Several of my artist friends have moved there or are considering it.
> What kind of work do you do?
> christine <email@example.com>@napc.com on 07/06/2001 11:13:27 AM
> Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org
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> Subject: [Fwd: Re: Art and livelihood]
> I meant to send this to the group as well...
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Art and livelihood
> Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2001 11:12:20 -0400
> From: christine <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> References: <B76B1673.17D4email@example.com>
> This is true. I've often thought about doing landscaping because I
> enjoy being
> outdoors and I like the manual labor that comes with gardening. I used
> to work
> in a professional custom photo lab and I swear that was the driest
> period in my
> life creatively and photographically. Now I work in an exceedingly
> environment doing Unix tech support and system engineering. I don't like
> it very
> much, but it pays the bills and I've made more pictures in the past two
> than I've made in the past two years. I guess I'm so starving for
> creativity all
> day long that I have the energy to make stuff at night and on the
> weekends. But
> I sure do wish I was a little older and had the foresight and means to
> buy a
> property here in Boston about six years ago, doing something like Judy
> With the market the way it is now, I'm not sure I have a chance buying a
> shack in an alley let alone an income property.
> my 2 cents,
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