August, 2007, Brookine, MA,
I began taking photographs with a Canon A510 camera and the day I discovered the possibilities of macro photography was of great importance. It paved the way for the direction in which my interests developed. A year later I went on to a Canon A640 which had higher resolution and allowed me to crop more successfully. I had discovered the joys of printing my own photos so I needed a new camera. And just now, almost two years since I began this journey, I have purchased an Olympus E-510 DSLR and am beginning to learn how to use my new macro lens. I hope I'm successful.
I look forward to hearing from other photographers and lovers of flowers.
Those who would like to know me better can go to my BLOG, which is listed in the LINKS section and is at http://riva-luminessence.blogspot.com/. I try to put at least one new photo on the blog each day and sometimes I do add some comments. The photos are usually not on this site.
December, 28, 2007
An article on macro photography has appeared in the Dec.27,2007 issue of the New York Times in the Circuits/Technology section. I am featured in the article, as are a number of these photos. I am thrilled that I was chosen to be the subject of the article. The most exciting part has been hearing from so many of you that you like my work. Nothing surpasses hearing your kind thoughts and words. Thank you!
I have the URL for the article on the LINKS page if you wish to read it.
April 24, 2008
I have finished preparing a selection of my work for an exhibit at the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St., Brookline, MA 02446. The show begins on May 5 and will run until June 30. There will be an artist's reception on May 9, 2008 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. All are welcome.
September 1, 2009
Last year I entered a juried show for the Minot Rose Garden here in Brookline, MA. The chosen entries would be in a show at the Brookline Arts Center in February and I could enter five works of art. I did enter five photos and all were chosen for the show. On the opening day, I found out that I had won a Juror's Award for my photo of Six Roses (Before the Rain). It can be seen in the album for the Minot Show. Four of the roses were old and two were young and pink. I went back the next day to take more photos of the group but a heavy rain during the night had washed away the older blossoms and left two pink ones on the stem.
Now, in September, I am having a show of some favorite photos of the past year. It will be at Goddard House in Brookline, MA through October.
I had an exhibit at the Brookline Library during June and July and now
I am getting ready for my new show in Nov. and Dec.at Brookhaven in Lexington, MA. The photos will then go to the Moakley Federal Courthouse on Boston Harbor in the Spring of 2011. I am very excited about these two shows.
I was fortunate to have an exhibit at Brookhaven in Lexington (MA). I showed my Transformations slide show that explains how I get to the images I finally produce or print. The audience at this wonderful assisted living facility seemed to enjoy it. The show was there for the months of Nov. and Dec., 2010.
Now, this show of 43 photos, which could be called a five year "Retrospective", is in the main lobby of the Moakley Federal Courthouse on Boston Harbor's Fan Pier. It will be there until June 30. M-F, 8am - 6pm.