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- ‘Senior Splendor’
- The ‘No Matter What’ Deal…
- I Dance with Flowers
- Full Moon Blooms Rare Night Lillies
- A Dance that Turns Snow into Flowers
- Monet lights a fire under my ass!
- My Heart Attack and Conversation with God
- Off to the Fat Farm – Back in 3 Weeks with a New Improved Model!
- Uptight Bunny, Hidden Alien & Floral Floss.
- Bertha and Hank Make Progress in Counseling and Dead Trees
Author Archives: louie rochon
I never throw out a flower when shooting close up (macro) shots in my studio. Why, you might ask! Well, that’s the story of this blog. A typical floral shoot starts just about anywhere I see a flower that looks interesting; gardens, parks, grocery stores – wherever there is beauty and beauty is all around us, [...]
After a long, dark and wet winter, we were finally able to wander around outside. Sandy and I try, most weekends, to take at least one day to hike in the mountains to find interesting locations to capture some images. This Spring, with the constant rain, we haven’t gotten into the mountains as often as we [...]
I Dance with Flowers. I love getting up close and personal with nature, especially flowers. ‘Macro’ photography refers to taking pictures of small things at close range in which the image appears at least as large as it does in reality. In my studio I have a process that I call ‘The Dance,’ an [...]
I can usually see it coming and dread it’s arrival as it makes me somewhat crazy. I hear it’s not just me. Talking with doctors in the ER, they say that during full moons, they’re swamped. A full moon, for me, is a mixed blessing, similar to my Bipolar disorder, in that it blesses me [...]
I’m 58 now and don’t feel (or act) much different than when I was 5, especially when it comes to the excitement of that first snowfall of the winter. I love to get bundled up and walk around our amazingly beautiful village of Langley (Whidbey Island, WA). One of my favorite parts of snow days is [...]
Oh Wahhhhhh! I haven’t created any new work, in months, because I haven’t been inspired. My excuse … so many life events getting in the way – in the way of what makes my life, a life. I’d forgotten what I’d learned about inspiration, perspiration, creativity and passion (or lack thereof). My friend, Monet, plucked [...]
Two weeks ago, I almost died (twice) and had a life changing conversation with ‘God!‘ These past 3 weeks (in San Diego – see prior blog) were some of the best and worst times of my life and I wouldn’t trade one second of it – even the 5 days I spent in the hospital, [...]
A bit of good news and a few new photographs… Many of you know of my challenges with mental illness (BiPolar) and alcoholism ( 5 years sober, this time around). What many of you don’t know about (except those that can personally see me) lifelong struggle with food addiction – compulsive overeating – one [...]
So, half way into my first cup of coffee, the magic potion fires up just enough creative buzz in my head, long enough to switch on the computer to see if there is anything in my files that even slightly motivates me after an agonizingly long spell of ‘Blahhhh.’ And I find this bunny, (I [...]
CLICK on each photograph to view full image and discover titles. My love (Sandy) and I recently completed an 11 mile hike in the North Cascades (WA) and have some incredible new images that I am completing and will soon post. In the interim, I am presenting a few abstracts that have been in my [...]