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Ask Harriete · 1M ago

Visiting Artist Lecture with Harriete Estel Berman

Humboldt State University in Arcata (near Eureka in northern California) has invited me to present two days of lectures and discussions for their students, but there is a public lecture on Thursday night, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. If you live in the are...
Ask Harriete · 1M ago

Drowning, Strangled, Suffocating in Plastic -- and Experimenting with Images

This post shows the progression of this photographic experiment.  The step-by-step images illustrate the evolution of my idea and highlight the reality that most projects are not fully coher...
Ask Harriete · 2M ago

Photography -- Model Challenges & Working Out the Details

Working with a live model requires a lot more planning than any other option for photograp...
Ask Harriete · 2M ago

Photography -- Mannequin Needed! Rent, Buy, or Borrow? Basic or Stylized?

While photographing the Black Plastic Gyre Necklace I wanted to try using a mannequin to provide scale and to see the necklace worn with the neutral context that a mannequin can provide. Suzanne Ramljak, the curator for the upcoming exhibition, Unea...
Ask Harriete · 2M ago

Photography and The Plain White Background

Of the five photos in this post which ones would you buy? How can a photo of a large objec...
Ask Harriete · 2M ago

Photography - More than Documentation?

When an artwork is finished, a new creative process begins -- how best to photographically...
Ask Harriete · 2M ago

Assistants, Assistance and Generosity to Complete the Black Plastic Gyre Necklace

The Black Plastic Gyre Necklace has been a marathon effort to complete and couldn't have even reached the goal without the help of many people. Donations of black plastic were critical all the way through.I am both dazzled and dismayed at the vast se...
Ask Harriete · 3M ago

"I Can See Plastic -- Everywhere"

As an artist and visual thinker, I'm well aware of the huge investment consumer brands put into their packaging with alluring, beautiful jewel tones and shapes.  As an avid recycler I'm also...
Ask Harriete · 3M ago

Black Plastic Gyre Necklace - Jewelry Brings Awareness to Environmental Crisis

Do you know that black plastic is rarely recycled? I thought that since the recycle symbol...
Ask Harriete · 5M ago

Thanksgiving 2017 in Black and White

This year my Thanksgiving table theme was in black and white, a reflection of the current ...