Professional Photographers of Washington
Portrait Divison – Unclassified Portrait
April 2007 – Ocean Shores, Washington
This was a “Merit Award” print on exhibit at the 116th Annual ImagingUSA International Print Exhibition, January 2008 – Tampa, Florida.
People’s Choice & 3rd Place, Non-Professional Adult Artist
Rural Art Center – 2006 Feast or Famine Art Show
Digital Photograph Enlargement
August 2006 – Lorane, Oregon
The Story Behind the Photo
This piece of “Americana” has so much intrigue, and the more you study it the more it will draw you in. The focus on the little boy exploring the fridge with his mother peacefully observing shares a sense of nostalgia and humor, especially once you notice his Mohawk and her dog-collar studded platform flip flops.
The subjects are Effie’s sister and nephew, who at the time of this picture was just days from walking and about to celebrate his first birthday!