Photo showing brushes for encaustic painting

Wax on

With my first art fair of 2012 just a few weeks away — SoWa Open Market on Sunday, May 13 — I’ve been thinking about new ways to present my photographs. For the past five years I’ve been using a pretty traditional approach, selling my work matted or framed, and I wanted to find an […]

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Three clock magnets

Talking about magnets

So if you’ve seen my work or have been reading this blog, you know that I make refrigerator magnets from my original photographs and sell them at art fairs and on Etsy.  My alphabet magnets display individual letters from neon (and other electric) signs so you can display your name, your children’s names, your initials, […]

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Photo of bridge and shadows over Truckee River

A new look for Red Nickel

After much thought, a lot of experimentation, and a few scary WordPress moments, I updated my photography website RedNickel.com. The biggest change is this blog, where I’ll be writing about my work, my process, exhibits I have seen, and more. The other major change is the transition from a traditional website to a blog platform. […]

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Photography of my Holga camera

What’s a Holga?

What’s a Holga? And why do I use one? A Holga is a cheap plastic camera with bad optics. The camera uses medium-format film and has a few settings that offer the illusion of control but don’t do much of anything. A  plastic lens means that most pictures go a little blurry, and sometimes light […]

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Ansel Adams photo of trains in Los Angeles

Ansel Adams and Los Angeles

Most people associate Ansel Adams with the landscape of the American West, but it turns out he spent some time in the city.  The drkrm gallery is presenting Ansel Adams Los Angeles, a series of photos that reveal a prewar vision of the city. Adams shot these photos on assignment for FORTUNE Magazine in 1940, […]

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Detail of alphabet magnets

A new blog for the new year

A new blog for the new year.  Why not?  Quite unexpectedly, 2011 turned out to be the year of the magnet.  Although I have been making fridge magnets from my photographs for about five years now, the addition of alphabet magnets really clicked. The idea came to me at an otherwise unremarkable – actually quite […]

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