Category: women of substance

Re-discovering the inner diva

Let it not be written on my tombstone that I was a coward and never dared to push the limits out of my comfort zone. There are times I wish I could have been in better possession of my faculties to avoid certain stupid mistakes along the way, but hey, if I hadn’t stumbled and

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Re-creating Old Hollywood Glamour: Marlene Dietrich

Part of the learning curve of this Old Hollywood Glamour project is to push ourselves out of our comfort zone. This goes for the model and her styling, as well as myself as photographer. Those of you who have been following the series here, on Instagram or on the FrogDiva Photography website, know that I

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Re-creating Old Hollywood Glamour: Bette Davis

Pardon me for tooting my own horn, but I say we nailed it with the Bette Davis look! This photography project is turning out to be so much fun and both model and photographer are very happy with the results. Of course, you don’t get to see all the duds that came before the final

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Re-creating Old Hollywood Glamour: Lucille Ball

When model and photographer are confined together under one roof, it is almost inevitable that some quickly photographs are churned out. Like I mentioned yesterday, none of this is planned and we play up the look depending on our moods, spontaneity and fun being the key words here. There is enough bizarreness going on the

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When #lockdown inspires creativity: Greta Garbo

Last week I shared the photographs from An Afternoon of Pearls that resulted from an itch to do something creative involving photography thus preventing us from going completely mad. We’ve faithfully kept up our mother-dauther portraits, our two-fies as we fondly refer to them, and these too are now a series with a surprising following,

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10 Years and A World Turned Upside Down

There as a time not too long ago when the socially accepted norm for greeting one another was How are you? How have you been? What’s new? Or perhaps even What are you up to? But for the past three weeks it has flipped 180C to Where are you? How are you coping with Home

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Escaping and Coping

It is no secret that my daughter is my favourite muse as far as photography is concerned. I may not be a portraitist nor have the formal training for portraiture, but these are details that are of no concern to me at the moment. The main thing is to draw out the soul and emotions

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Psalm 56:11

“In God I trust, I shall not be afraid” – Psalm 56:11 The photograph today was taken when I was on my pilgrimage through Spain, the Camino Ignaciano. Fearless that I am, I set out the first time with no map, a GPS a dear friend thrust into my hands but I had no clue

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