Spotlight on Carpinteria photographers

In this weekly series, local photographers share their recent work and inspiration with CVN readers.

During this pandemic, I’m not getting out much to photograph the world. However, I’m engaging in the arts to help me get through these challenging times by painting my photographs as acrylics on canvas – you can see this technique in my painting of Josh Farberow Cojo surfing. The surfers of Carpinteria have enjoyed two months of big waves with great shape and I’ve been out to photograph them as much as possible. Among my greatest joys is being able to give the surfers photographic prints of them surfing.  

I’ve also been spending time with my first grandson, Henry Joseph Powdrell, whose first year of life revolves around masks and seclusion. Sometimes I wonder, what will the effects of the pandemic be on him and his generation? 

The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center continues to be the place that inspires me to try new things. There’s nothing better than spending time with and collaborating with other artists, photographers, poets, musicians, dancers, painters, ceramicists, storytellers and chefs. They provide me with the tools to see the world in brave, bold, fun, creative ways.

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