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The Lovely Ladies of Costco

December 28, 2010

I visited Costco on the busiest shopping day of the year and was more taken by the ladies passing out samples than I was with the merchandise.

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Renee with Coq10

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Janis, one of the sample ladies at costco photograph by Jackie Alpers

Janis

photograph of one of the sample ladies at costco with Pace Salsa

Evelyn

Barbara handing out samples of Prego Pasta Sauce at Costco.

Barbara

Sun City for the AARP Bulletin

December 18, 2009

The folks at AARP Bulletin sent to me Sun City, the nations biggest and oldest retirement community. They wanted to show how the nature of volunteerism had progressed in a community dependent on the act. Women in Sun City have gone from organizing bake sales to starting small businesses. They asked me to photograph retired school principal Carol Struck, a volunteer who started a book store and a coffee shop in order to give back to the community using her unique skill set.

Carol Struck in the bookstore she opened in Sun City

Portrait of Carol Struck for the AARP Bulletin

Here are a couple of portraits I shot of navajo poet Sherwin Bitsui for Poets & Writers Magazine. You can read the article in the November/December issue:

Sherwin Bitsui

Desert road

Last summer I spent a day working on the TV series Eco Trip with David De Rothschild. The New York Times is running an article about the show and is featuring one of my photos.

After the Silver Spoon, a Green Life

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“The Magician”, an image from my self portrait project was selected for the Center For Fine Art Photography’s 2009 Idea of Self Exhibition. The Juror, Susan A. Zadeh is the editor-in-chief and artistic director of EYEMAZING, an international magazine on contemporary photography based in Amsterdam. The exhibition takes place February 13 – March 14, 2009 at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Supergirls Speak Out: the Secret Dilemma of Overachieving Girls about the pressure on young women to be perfect, will be published by Simon and Schuster’s Touchstone/Fireside imprint in January of 2009 and my image is on the cover. Stylist extradonaire Melanie Hebron Sutton not only assembled the fashion but modeled as well along with her fabulous and photogenic assistant Adriana Barillari.

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Portraits of Achievers

October 8, 2008

I have three portraits featured in the October issue of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine

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Man Walking

April 28, 2007

The Volitant Gallery in Austin, Texas is including two of my images in their group exhibit about weddings and the ritual of marriage. “Tunnel Vision: Parading Down the Aisle is a collection of photography that confronts the viewer with images that are not your obvious depiction of wedding bells and bliss, but more an observation of how the concept of matrimony has evolved through the span of time. In contrast to mass medias approach to marriage, the images collected for this exhibition are meant to challenge the very root of union in this contemporary climate.”

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