Sometimes I like simplicity. I took this picture last January during a warm spell in the Smokies.
Like many of my photos it had been lost in the folders of time, waiting to be brought out and played around with. The background is actually rushing water, and not the sky, as one might think. I’m torn about the composition and the feeling it evokes, is it calm or corporate? On the one hand, I like the design of it, and on the other I think it feels like an image at a dentists office. Undecided. What could make it better?

Show’s Over

Show's Over

I took this near the movie theatre in downtown Knoxville. I’ve noticed a greater focus on textures in my photos lately,. I played around with the composition of this by rotating the image around;decided on this one because I felt it gave the illusion of “PoPpinG!” …There’s a relationship between the ground and the popcorn, as if the corn emerges from the cracks, or perhaps that the cement is worn by the tread of the corn…. Also, I think there’s an editorial element to it. Something so exemplary of humanity. There’s something interesting about the careless abandon. I wonder who spilled the popcorn, and why?Was it an accident, was it playful, was it destructive? Either way, its the result of human action that’s intriguing to me.

When life gives you lemons…

lemonYou make Lemonade. I really enjoy shooting food, but especially fruit. There’s something so classically exquisite about it. Its been an ongoing fascination of mine which I’ve been trying to understand. I like its ever-changing shape. I’ve been trying to understand what it means to me, and why it has been such a common theme throughout history.



Can you guess the texture? I’ve been thinking about some themes to shoot to re-inspire myself. Its easy enough to get into a rut with photography, because I’m typically attracted to shooting the same subjects. What I have to remember is that its good to have a niche, I just need to work through it, and challenge myself to shoot the things I enjoy but look for new ways to present them. So, one of my inspirations is birds, and I’ve got some ideas lined up on how to spin some shoots on that theme. Secondly, I’m really wanting a macro lens and a telephoto lens, two of which I lack and feel would open up new possibilities for me creatively. I’m having trouble deciding on which one to buy. Here’s a shot from Petrified Forest N.P…

Becoming a photogra-foodie

Becoming a photogra-foodie

Started reading up on Cross-fit workouts and the Paleo diet. Paleo diet is very self explanatory, eat the way a caveman would and your results will be similar to that of a caveman. Seriously though, I’d been noticing adverse effects on my health from High Fructose Corn Syrup and added sugars in my own body for some time. I never realized all of the hidden salts and sugars in pretty much every food that I’ve been eating.  My recent research into grains has led me to believe that any grain produced since the 70s is bad for the body causing excess belly fat, and increased cravings similar to the effects of HCFS.

This diet and exercise pairing really seem to make sense. I’m not totally sold on cross-fit, but I’ve seen good results (shout out to my friend Lisa!) and my boyfriend Kyle has been following the Paleo diet with relative commitment for some time and even he maintains how great he feels eating this way. I’ve been reducing my carbs and increasing my intake of whole natural foods for the past several months, so trying the Paleo challenge makes sense. Found a good website: that has amazing recipes, and I’ve already tried one: This has inspired me to do some creative food photography. I’ll post pics of my epicurean delights!

The Journey of A Thousand Miles Begins A Single Step

Greetings friends, family, fans, supporters, and new followers! I thought the headline for for this post was fitting, since today I embark on a new journey -blogging. I’m excited to share my creative flow with the world, and this seems like a great place to start. So, I’m putting my foot forward, and starting something anew.

Follow along with me in this new adventure, as I witness the world through my camera, aiming to capture and translate its wonders through my own creative filter.


Love, Kelly


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