Andy has a series of artworks called Light Impressions. I love them. I use them on this site as the photographs you see when you first come to the homepage. I suspect that Andy would like me to vary things a little but I love them so much. Maybe it’s because I prefer abstract art to figurative? I don’t know.Read More
This morning I found myself having an online discussion about iPhoneography. This was at a forum that is largely populated by what I would call ‘traditional’ artists – and lovely people they are too. We were discussing art movements and whether movements are easier to develop these days because of the ease of spreading information.Read More
Lots of wine companies sell their wines on the strength that they ‘travel well’ and it just occurred to me that we – the Tropical Sun Team – do too. This weekend we are staying at the fabulous Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale (OK, I’ll grant you, we didn’t have to travel far). It’s a wonderful hotel and Andy had a splendid experience last night on the beach.Read More
For the last few weeks, I have been having a wonderful time on a fine art forum on the internet. Everyone there is very friendly and helpful and mostly, they use traditional materials in their artwork – oils, acrylics and pastels. Today, I ‘came out’ as it were and admitted that our artwork was iPhoneography.Read More
When Andy is taking his photographs on the beach, I’m behind the computer at home. He uploads them and I send them to various social media AND play with the colors in today’s images. As an ex-interior designer, I can’t help it. I want to imagine it as artwork on a wall. What color scheme can be achieved from that image?Read More
Every day is a new day. How’s that for a cliché? But true nevertheless. Every day, when Andy walks on the beach, it’s easy to imagine that he sees the same things in the morning. But that’s the whole point – every day at the beach is different. Sure, it’s the same beach, the palm trees are always there. There’s always daybreak and the waves always roll in.Read More
I struggled today,creatively. I’ve been struggling a little with the idea of today for quite a while, knowing that it’s The Day.
Coming home from a morning’s photography a few weeks ago I was introduced to the OneDay.org concept by the love of my life, full of enthusiasm and inspiration. I struggled immediately to feel a connection to the idea of joining photographers worldwide to document a day in the life.
I was just reading [yet another] article on a design blog about how colors affect your mood. I think I just might have written about that once or twice! But the reason that it’s such a popular subject is that it is an amazing way to make changes in your life. At one time color therapy was seen as being ‘alternative’ but not now.Read More
That’s probably the strangest title I’ve written for a while. But it’s because I’ve just read an article about how to fall in love with your artwork all over again. It’s an excellent piece – link below – and it’s talking about what I refer to as the ‘sock on the mantelpiece’ syndrome.Read More
You already know that Andy’s major iPhoneography project – now in its third year – is the FtLauderdaleSun project. He walks on Fort Lauderdale beach every single morning. He leaves while it’s still dark and shortly afterwards, I see his ‘capture the moment’ images appearing on social media.Read More
You have until June 30th. to see the mobile photography awards – assuming that you’re in the San Francisco area. The exhibition started in early April and is the longest running mobile photography exhibition to date. What I didn’t know until recently is that there were over 2,200 entries for the exhibition from 114 different countries.Read More
Ages ago, I wrote about how Andy was well-known for creating iconic record sleeves back in London in the 1980s. See the link at the end of this article. Then, I wrote about the fact that he’d been asked to create another one all these years later. Ditto link-wise.Read More