Welcome to my blog! This is the spot where I will provide some behind-the-scenes stories about individual images I have taken - maybe a memory that has been stirred up - or share recent travels or upcoming projects. Let me know if there is a specific image you would like to hear more about.

Karen

Weaving a Tale of Culutre

Explore the art of Oaxacan hand-woven rugs. This article, which was written to highlight the beautiful work of Alex and his family, is featured on Tohono Chul's website: https://tohonochul.org/blog-post/weaving-a-tale-of-culture/. Weaving a Tale of Culture On a crisp morning, a tapestry of color appears as the rugs are lovingly placed one b...
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Discovering the Art of Chip Thomas

In an article for the DesertLeaf published January 2022 (https://online.dliphtml5.com/uyvk/nocz/#p=28), I shared the story and art of Chip Thomas. While driving through Northern Arizona, I caught glimpses of faces pasted on dilapidated buildings along the way. It piqued my curiosity and I made sure to stop at one on the way home. My journey of...
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Tohono Chul Interview

A recent interview by James Schaub, Tohono Chul Curator of Exhibitions highlighted my photography of the Queen of the Night and other creative endeavors. Karen Wright has shared a lot of images with me over the past several years. Each one offers something interesting, something solid, something good. Each one demonstrates her intense interest a...
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Capturing the Queen - Tips to create beautiful images of the Night Blooming Cereus

Camera equipment and settings I have photographed the Queen, or Night Blooming Cereus, for many years, starting at Tohono Chul’s Bloom Night. I have enjoyed learning tips from other photographers and sharing my knowledge with others to help them get that “perfect shot”. I’m often asked how to photograph the blooms, so here are some tips that might...
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Don't Look Away

George St. Luke’s Home Newsletter article for December, 2019 issue By Karen Wright “I don’t like smiling on command.” That was the response I received when I asked George if he would be interested in participating in the Don’t Look Away photo exposition. When I assured him that I would prefer to capture him naturally, George grudgingly said, “...
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