Below are the two photos I combined into a photomontage called "Flicker ~ Unexpected Gift" for the Death, Dying and Grief group show at the Heron's Nest/Two Wall Gallery opening Friday, March 3, 6-9 pm. I originally wanted the shaman who loaned me the flicker wings to model for me, but he flat out said no. So I was l left alone in his field with the black cloth and the wings. I threw the cloth over my head and later after looking back at the photo...wow, I kinda look like death. I hadn't planned on making this photo for the show. But there it was. Please stop by and see the show. I know it will be very powerful...
I love working with artists. I recently designed and developed a WordPress website for Lin Holley who forms clay into fabulous thought-provoking sculptures and books. She needed a simple site that she could update on her own.
The Audio Engineering Society's website I designed launched in August to rave reviews said Executive Director Bob Moses: “When we decided to update the massive website for our 68 year old global engineering organization, we knew it would be a challenging project requiring a unique individual with expertise in all facets of the process. I asked around, was referred to Jenn, and never looked back. Her creativity, technical skills, patience, and dependability were huge assets as we worked through the myriad details. In the end, our site was launched on schedule, and met with universal acclaim by our community. I wouldn’t hesitate to use her again. Thank you Jenn!” — Bob Moses, AES Executive Director
I am so happy to be writing about the art exhibitions at the VCA Koch Gallery for IslandArts magazine and Vashon Allied Arts website.
Click here to read my latest Koch Gallery article.
More of my articles about VCA gallery shows can be found at vashoncenterforthearts.org.
"When it came time to select a photographer for the cover of my new CD, I asked Jenn Reidel. I imagined she would offer not only her technical expertise as evidenced in the photos I'd loved over the years, but also that 'certain something:' an artist's eye always open and in motion, a unique intuitive sense, wildly active and engaged, all flowing out of her at a moment's notice. Our session had the sense of spontaneity I was looking for. And, oh yes, it was a ton of fun!" — Maggie Laird, singer/songwriter
Jason Everett hired me to photograph him for his new CD to be released this year. His concept was to look like he had the six arms of the God Shiva. I did a multiple exposure of him that worked great. He combined that with my portrait of him and the Om Bass he designed. Learn more about Jason at misterEmachine.com.
About 15 years ago, I was fortunate to interview Vashon legend and artist Marshall Sohl right before he passed away. His life work was on exhibit this January-March at the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum. The curators featured bigger than life the photo I took of Marshall in his studio in the woods.
"I love the wonderful work you’ve done on the website. Thanks! It looks great! Now, get to bed!" — Jim Diers, Neighbor Power
Jim Diers is a passionate about building community. He travels around the world telling stories about the projects (Fremont Troll, P-Patches and more) he helped organize while working for the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Now he is joining the World Wide Web community with his new website, neighbor power.org. I designed and developed the site in just two weeks time (yes, I did work late some nights), because Jim needed it done before he left on his Resurrection Tour, which is detailed in the WordPress blog I installed and customized for him to write about his travels.
"Looks awesome… you have a terrific eye and flair!" — Arlette Moody, Studio Bliss
I created the Vashon Theatre movie ad for Arlette Moody, owner of Studio Bliss. I photographed her in her studio in the fall. I said I wanted to bring the outside in. So we swung open her doors and created a warm, welcoming feel…just like her!
I have photographed the talented Vashon performers Arlette and Steffon Moody many times over the years. Click the photo below and see the Moodys when they sang together as the Irreverent Duet. The photos of them with the sheep were used for their CD "United Sheep." Other photos were used for publicity for performances or to get acting gigs.
Connect with me now on LinkedIn!