Project 365 Day 282: Location Scouting at the Rhode Island State House

Justitia, one of four pendentive murals surrounding the Rhode Island State House dome
Justitia, one of four pendentive murals surrounding the Rhode Island State House dome

With Election 2014 just around the corner, Olivia Rodrigues, Mihaela Hinayon, and I are looking to explore the fashion of female politicos in a “Women in Power”/”Female Leaders” themed shoot. Here I’m scoping out the Rhode Island State House. If you are in Providence, take time to visit this exquisite building. It’s open to the public Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Free tours are offered at 9, 10, 11, 1 and 2. [Read more…]

One Providence Experience: Jorge Elorza Fundraiser and Concert at the Columbus Theatre

Providence Mayoral Candidate Jorge Elorza
Providence Mayoral Candidate Jorge Elorza with emcees Peter Glantz and CJ Jimenez

12 days away from Election Day 2014, Providence Mayoral Candidate Jorge Elorza held a singular event at the Columbus Theatre meant to introduce/reintroduce him to artists, musicians and other creatives that help make Providence a vibrant city. Five bands performed throughout the evening: Death Vessel, Roz Raskin, Medusah Black, the Low Anthem, and Black Pus.

In between sets, the performers posed questions to Elorza, ranging from his policy for protecting arts and music education in local schools to jobs opportunities for youth and young adults, from whether he was a feminist to the impact of zoning and redevelopment on local artist enclaves. The most lighthearted part of the night occurred when Elorza joined the Low Anthem on stage to sing a verse and take a swipe at his opponent, Buddy Cianci. “Independent Voter vote for me,” he sang. “I’ve never been in jail for a RICO felony.”

Joel Thibodeau of Death Vessel
Joel Thibodeau of Death Vessel

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Project 365: Day 233, On the Cape

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On the Cape, August 21, 2014.

Project 365: Day 230, Tarot Readings

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Tarot Readings, Providence, RI. August 18, 2014.

Project 365 2014: Day 211, Light and Shadow

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Light and shadow on my wall at home. July 30, 2014.

Project 365: Day 210, A young Appaloosa at C and L Stables

A young Appaloosa from C & L Stables© Cat LaineA young Appaloosa from C & L Stables (Goddard Memorial Park, Warwick, RI)

Project 365: Days 209 & 210, iPhone Book Portraits

iPhone Book Portraits - Martin ParrBook portraits: Martin Parr’s Common Sense. July 27, 2014. iPhone portraits of art books done in the style of the artist.

This one is a bit of a cheat as I crammed a bunch of his common subject matter into one picture: weird angle, focus on fingernails (I copped out and didn’t get Lee Press On red talons), plastic goods, close ups of food that looks bad for you (in book), international elements and of course hyper saturated colors.

iPhone Book Portraits - Tim WalkerBook portraits: Tim Walker’s I Love Pictures. July 28, 2014.

Tim Walker’s photos are filled with fantastical whimsy, oversized sets and more than a touch of surrealism.

Project 365: Day 206, Color study in a diner

Color study in a dinerColor study in a diner. July 25, 2014.

Project 365: Day 201 Bonus, A Few of Pete’s Favorite Things

A few of Pete's favorite things.A few of Pete’s favorite things. Providence, RI. July 20, 2014.

My husband has a fondness for disaster preparedness equipment.

Project 365: Day 201, Grey Sleeps

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Cape Cod

Cape Cod

On the Cape, July 20, 2014.