Laurie Toby Edison

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Chinese/US Feminist Exhibition in China

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Laurie says: (We’re still dealing with the after effects of the website being hacked. Hopefully things will be running smoothly soon.) I wrote a while ago that my portrait of Fumiko Nakamura was part of an exhibit of Chinese and US women artists at the Luxon Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang, China.  It’s an […]

Stunning Industrial Photography: Ethan Miller

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Laurie says: Fine industrial photography always impresses me. I appreciate the aesthetics of a well designed machine and the structural forms lend themselves to work that can have an abstract quality I particularly like. It’s not a subject matter that crops up a often in my work. But when I was in Iceland I had […]

Gracie Hagen : Illusions of the Body (NSFW)

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Laurie says: These photos by Gracie Hagen eloquently express the illusions of the body that are reflected back at us from the innumerable media images that barrage us. My own nude portrait work was always focused on portraying a sense of the reality of the person I was photographing. Avoiding the expected stereotypical glamor poses […]

Polar Vortex: Beautiful Photos

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Laurie says: These images from The Atlantic blog In Focus are stunning and very timely. The first week of 2014 has brought frigid conditions to much of the Northern Hemisphere, including a phenomenon called a polar vortex, which pulled Arctic weather deep into Canada and the U.S. In Harbin, China, the chilly temperatures have one […]

Half the sky: My Photo In Chinese Exhibition

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Laurie says: I’m excited that my portrait of Okinawan peace activist Fumiko Nakamura  will be in Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art in Shenyang, China. …. She was a filmmaker and peace activist, who retired after 40 years as a school teacher to found the non-profit Ichi Feet foundation to document the horrors […]

Estonia Photos: Ducks and Sculptures

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Laurie says: Two of the snapshots below were taken in Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. It’s a very old city but it’s also a very high tech and 21st century city. I wrote about my trip to Estonia to visit my daughter and her partner and some of it’s history in my first Estonian […]

Department of Illegal Superheros

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Laurie says: I saw this Illegal Superhero installation last week at the Galeria De La Raza. My friend SJ took the photos. (I was the photographer without camera.) It appealed both to my political and my comic book sensibility. The artist, Neil Rivas, said this in the Huffington Post last year I started thinking about […]

Alien Images

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Laurie says: I know I said that my next photo blog would be my photos from Estonia, but then I saw these remarkable insect photos on the Atlantic’s In Focus really struck me. .. .. .. They are from ….The USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program is a program run by biologists with the […]

Iceland Photos 4: Nesjavellir Geothermal PowerStation

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Laurie says: These photos are of Nesjavellir, the second largest geothermal plant in Iceland.   I went by it on the way to Þingvellir. The gate was open so I went in and explored. The photos were taken in the pouring rain – the very local pouring rain. It seemed to be only directly overhead. […]

Iceland Photos 3

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Laurie says: These are some more of my Iceland “snap shots”. They are rapidly turning into “memory pictures”, giving me flashbacks of the time and places. This is one of the “steps” of Gullfoss. … … It’s one of Iceland’s many beautiful waterfalls. It’s the very famous one that draws bus loads tourists. It is […]

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