Awesome session with Brooke, Ryan, and Reese! We had a perfect day at the beach with an amazing powder blue sky. Little Reese was a rascal. All she wanted to do was dive into the water. It was great fun!
Looking forward to exhibiting some of my photography from Namibia at Boston Children’s Hospital ‘s International Gallery.
Boston Campus from Feb 8 – May 31
Waltham Campus from June 1 – Sept 30
I visited the village of Omarumba in the Northern Namibia, where the Himba people allow outsiders to see their traditional way of life. The Himba are ancient people who have had very little contact with the outside world. They are famous for the orange butter the woman use on their hair and skin called “otjize”.
During my travels in Namibia I also had the pleasure of photographing inside the Namib-Naukluft Park. The most interesting area of the Park for me was Deadvlei. Deadvlei is a white clay pan that is like a graveyard for trees, and for a place devoid of life, it’s quite beautiful. DeadVlei or Dead Vlei, its name means “dead marsh” Dead Vlei has been claimed to be surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world, reaching 1,312 feet high. A river once brought water to Deadvlei, but when the climate changed the river dried up and Deadvlei has been an arid, lifeless place ever since. Tree skeletons scorched by the sun stand among desiccated land. Some species of plants still do grow, but for the most part Deadvlei is an eerily beautiful and deserted place you have to see to believe.
Special Thanks to all the people who made it out last night ! Never has a girl felt so loved and appreciated! I would also like to thank Linda and Ian at the Franklin Art-Center for hosting my work. Thanks everyone!!!!!!
Adventure in Namibia Art Opening with Mattie’s StudioArtist Mattie Simas promoting her book ” Hope of Good Hope.” The Home of Good Hope is a soup kitchen in Windhoek, Namibia. Her book featured photos taken of the children at the soup kitchen. http://good-hope.net/ For many of these children this meal is their only source of nutrition and makes it crucial for survival. Malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies are a fact. A lot of the children are not in school because it is too expensive. The purpose of this message is to promote a fundraising to help founder Monica Imaga help and create a better future for the children of home of good hope. Providing better nutrition and education are two of the aims. The initiative to this fundraising project is taken by Hannah Fisher Wadman, Caroline Johansson and Frida Nilsson, Gothenburg, Sweden in cooperation with Monica Imanga Windhoek, Namibia.
Nate and Jenny and their families spent the day preparing for their Overbrook House wedding, decorating and filling the venue with gorgeous rustic details. Jenny’s sister Katie filled the venue with love, delicious treats from Flour bakery & cafe, and amazing details.
This gorgeous couple was married yesterday. Jeremy and Julieanne chose to have their wedding at the Waterman Grille Restaurant. Situated on the East Side of Providence overlooking the Seekonk River where the couple exchanged their vows with their closest family and friends under the warm spring sun.