SuperDewa Photography

Welcome

I am new to blogging, so bear with me as I learn what the heck I'm doing. Until I am fully comfortable here, you will continue to find me and my photos more often on my flickr stream. Feel free to look around, leave comments, and ask me any questions. I'm open to suggestions if you play nice!

Coming Soon!

Details on buying prints and/or hiring me are in the works. In the meantime, if you would like to buy a print of one my photos or hire me to take photographs, please send me an e-mail.

About Me

Hi, I'm Deirdre. Welcome to my blog. Blogging is new to me. I am still learning. I am not even sure yet what the focus of this blog is, so expect to see some changes over time. Do feel free to leave comments and questions. I love feedback.

I was born and raised and lived much of my adult life in New York City. Now I live in a rural village in Columbia County, a few hours north of the city. Country life has been a major change for me. I really miss the life of the city and being able to walk or use public transportation to get where I need to go. And my dreams of gardening and keeping house were just that -- dreams. Not nearly as fun for me in real life. I live with my husband, two adolescent/teenage daughters, and two cats. We homeschooled until recently, but now the girls are in public school.

I'm a self-taught photographer. My parents have always loved photography and have been inspirations, but I only discovered my love of the art after I left the city, and I think that my move has a lot to do with my inspiration. In my photography, I try to reflect the beauty that was so apparent to me when I first moved here.

I also enjoy how in photographs you think you are seeing the truth, but very often the photographer has composed the shot in such a way that actually changes the reality. Dust and dirt disappear through shallow depth of field. Disturbing backgrounds disappear through perspective. You see a beautiful landscape, when in reality you would have trouble avoiding the junkyard in which you are standing. And that's all before Photoshop. Not that I think all photos need to be pretty and happy. One can use these same techniques to show all the emotions and to show the beauty in the mundane and rejected and the darker sides of life.

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About Me

photos and life