Monday, November 12, 2012

love of trees

Those of you that know me also know of my love of trees.  I recently came upon this amazing book, I must share it with you!

The Life & Love of Trees
by Lewis Blackwell

Here are just a few of the inspiring images you'll find within its pages.....

Region: Japan     Photographer:  Tohoku Color Agency
Region: Australia   Photographer:  Kevin Schafer
Region: China   Photographer:  Steve Taylor
Region: Europe   Photographer:  Oxford Scientific
Region: Northern Hemisphere   Photographer:  Richard Mack
Region: California   Photographer:  Logan Mock-Bunting

Saturday, September 1, 2012


'scraps'  photography   Barbara De Pirro

Monday, May 7, 2012

a bit closer...

Sometimes in order to gain a different perspective
we need to step back from the situation
But ….now and then,
getting a bit closer is the key
that opens up a whole new world!

photography Barbara De Pirro

Sunday, April 22, 2012

a study in texture

I'm always on the look out for texture!
My camera is my favorite tool no matter where I roam.   

I have found that not only is there value in the full color image but...
when I convert my images into black & white that is when the patterns really jump out.
Using a basic photo editing program on my computer, I tweak the contrast & sometimes even switch to the negative version.

From this vast resource I discover designs that ultimately are translated into patterns for all my artwork, printmaking, painting ... yes, even sculpture & installation.

Here are several examples of my process....