The heat has arrived for the summer here. That means the last of the tomatoes are coming in from Mom and Dad's garden. If Mom had her way that would have stopped a week ago. Dad however can't stand to let one little bit of one go to waste. I think their opinions are swayed by the division of labor in the canning process. I ended up with one little squash on a plant I grew and that was donated to a neighbor for the kind act of mowing my grass while I was on vacation. So this summers tomatoes will have to be savored in hot sauce,tomato sauce, tomato relish,and just regular old canned tomatoes. Summer saved up in a Ball jar. Ever ready to lend that home grown wonderfulness with the pop of a seal.
Texas born and raised, photographer Kimberly Clark finished her “starter life” and has embraced her dream of becoming a fine art photographer. She describes herself as a “noticer.” If it’s unique, quirky, touching or sublime it will catch her eye and fuel the storytelling inherent in her images. With the use of black and white, muted tones and essential elements in her photographs she cuts to the heart of what she feels is truest about her subject. “The camera doesn’t work like your eyes do. The camera sees all. Your eyes will focus solely on what drew your attention initially and all else falls away. I want to create that feeling in my images.” Recently overheard in the booth, “It’s like a photograph that looks like art.” This honest expression of appreciation appeals to Kim’s sense of fun and irony. “I’ll take it!”