ChatterLog November 2008

Greetings Everyone!
I am so thrilled to dedicate this month’s bulletin to our 44th President Elect – Barack Obama! It has truly been an exciting and moving experience to be part of such a historical moment. To see the faces in the crowds – of all races and colors and creeds – was truly inspiring. And as my sister said in a very excited email, it is not just America, but the whole world that needs this sort of change and inspirational leadership. And for that reason, we are highlighting a couple of my clients’ images of our next president.

In addition, this “Obamabulletin” will also include some December events and holiday parties. So mark your calendars now – the next bulletin will not go out until nearer the end of the year! And don’t forget to check out my Creatives Round Table Panel on Tuesday, November 18th @ Adorama!
This is a brand new line-up with seven fantastic industry creatives!

And most importantly – Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
With a brighter future ahead, may we all have something to be thankful for this year!


ChatterArtists of the Month November 2008

Featuring Images of Barack Obama

Chris Lane

© Christopher Lane

Patrice Gilbert

© Patrice Gilbert

A friend of mine forwarded me these images of election night.
There are some wonderful photos so click on the links below to view the entire galleries.

Here are a few of my favorites:

ChatterNews November 2008

APA National Newsletter

insideAPA – “Landscapes vs. Seascapes” Article by Louisa J. Curtis

Last month I was invited to write something for the APA National Newsletter – insideAPA. To view the article please visit:

Website Launch
Shrink-A-Friend: Personal Consulting by James Neal

I am also very excited to share the launch of a website designed by my assistant, Chelsea Brewer. Chelsea also created my Chatterbox website and puts together the monthly bulletin for me. Although this is not a photography-related site – it is something that a lot of people could use!
James L. Neal is a gifted and brilliant man who has already helped numerous people to make better sense of their lives and clarify the direction they are going in. It is thanks to him that Chatterbox Enterprises was born!

ChatterEvents November 2008

Saturday, November 8th, 2008 – Sunday, December 14th, 2008
Coney Island Maybe Opening Reception – 6:00 – 9:00pm

@ The Puffin Room
435 Broome Street (in SoHo between Broadway and Crosby)
New York, NY 10013

Featuring work from Robert and Robbie Bailey!

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 – Saturday, December 13th, 2008
A Photo Exposition by Dana Buckley

On view in the windows at the NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South
@ La Guardia Place and West Third
New York, NY

Windows are available for viewing 24 hours a day.

Wednesday, November12th, 2008 – 7:00pm
The Aperture Foundation Lecture: Framing the Presidency – A Panel Discussion

@ The New School
Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY

Free! No tickets or reservations required.

This panel explores the collision of photography, mass media, and politics in examing the role of images in the 2008 presidential campaign and beyond. Artists and media experts share their experiences and explore the power of photography in constructing our image of the presidency.
For more information please visit:

Thursday, November 13th, 2008 – 7pm – 11pm
AI-AP Party – Must RSVP or pay CASH at the door!

@ Angel Orensanz Foundation
172 Norfolk Street (btween E. Houston and Stanton Streets)
Lower East Side
New York, NY

RSVP: $50
Student RSVP: $25

RSVP and Pre-register by Monday, November 10th, 2008 or pay cash at the door.
Register here:

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 – 6:30pm – 9pm
The Business of Photography: A Round Table Panel Discussion With Top Industry Creatives

Moderated by Louisa J. Curtis
@ The Adorama Building
42 West 18th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY

Cost: $25

Registration deadline for this workshop is Sunday, November 16th, 2008
For more information and to register for this event, please visit:

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 – 6:30pm
NY Monthly Photo Salon

@ SoHo Photo Gallery
15 White Street
New York, NY 10013

$10 at the door

Presenting the work of: The Hayes BrothersNorrine PerreaultNeal Slavin and Jay Maisel

For more information please email Rich Pomerantz at or Bill Westheimer at

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 – 7pm – 9pm
ASMP Seminar: Judy Hermann – Taking Control of Your Career!

@ Studio 385
385 Broadway, 3rd floor (Broadway & White Street)
New York, NY

ASMP members: $35
Non-members: $60

Judy Herrmann of Herrmann+Starke will share real-world tactics for developing and implementing a plan that will take your career where you want it to go. You’ll learn how to achieve your creative and financial goals, anticipate and adapt to business and technological change, and build a satisfying and stable photography business. Whether you’re just starting out or have years of experience, the tools and techniques shown in this program will give you greater control over your future.
For more information and to register, please visit:

December Holiday Parties and Events!

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
APA New York Presents “The Image Clinic” with Retoucher Mark Beckelman

@ School of Visual Arts
132 West 21st Street, 2nd Floor, Room 203E

$10 for APA members, $50 non-members
For more information and to register please visit:

Friday, December 5th, 2008
ASMP Holiday Party – 6:00pm – 11:00pm

@ L Gallery Studio
104 Reade Street
New York, NY

Free to ASMP members, $30 for non-members
Donate a coat and get in for free!

Food, drinks, raffle prizes, and a coat drive!
Donated coats will be given to New York Cares for their annual coat drive.

Monday, December 8th, 2008
ASPP New York Chapter Holiday Party – 6:30pm

@ Butai Restaurant
115 East 18th Street (between Park Avenue South and Irving Place
New York, NY 10003

RSVP by Friday, December 5th!

Free for members, $25 for guests
Food, drink and great company!
Open bar from 6:30pm – 9:30pm

For more information please email:

Thursday, December 18th, 2008
APA New York Holiday Party/ APA National Photo Contest Winners Exhibition Event

@ Calumet Gallery
22 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010

For more information, please visit: