Friday, November 13, 2009

Going Forward

My black and white prints are framed and up on my studio wall.

This was a good exercise. I think it shook things up a bit and earlier today I was working on a different Paris image that I can’t wait to hand-color.

It’s funny how that works – I felt stuck, stagnated and frustrated. Working on these images as black and white prints and nothing more, made room for something. It felt like I had to take a couple of steps back before I could move forward.

Rue Suger ©2009 Dianne Poinski

I have ideas, visions, and excitement about what I want to be working on next. Not sure how it will all turn out, but I am willing to stretch a little and move out of the box I feel I have created. Stay tuned…………….


  1. Yes, sometimes stepping back gives one a new, sometimes surprising, perspective (my, sounds like a photographer speaking, doesn't it?). Your photographic vision is wonderful, Dianne, and the prints, whether hand colored or B&W (or IR), are always breathtaking. You haven't changed course; you're merely broadening your offerings and re-energizing. I can't wait to see the new work in your studio!

  2. They look great Dianne. I find it more and more interesting how creativity is sparked - sometimes just doing something else is all it takes.

  3. Thanks! I knew people would understand. "Re-energizing" is the perfect word!