Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween - Orange Theme





JPG Magazine had an Orange-themed photo challenge to celebrate Halloween and I submitted three images.

Click here to view my images on JPG's website.

Happy Halloween everyone!!


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Monday, October 19, 2009

Sneak Peek of Printing Museum Photo Shoot




I have been given the honor of shooting images for the International Printing Museum in Carson, California. The museum is looking to update it's website and marketing materials and I've been in font and type heaven shooting this job!!

This is just a sneak peek of the images I have shot and if anyone loves letterpress or type they will recognize a lot of these items in these images.

More later.................


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Dream in Plastic - Analog Exhibit







I was honored to be a part of Dream in Plastic's first gallery exhibit, Analog. The images had to have been shot with a toy camera.

Dream in Plastic is located in Beacon, New York and sells toy cameras (and lots of other gems).

The exhibit ended in September but I forgot to blog about it. Oops.


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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pico Art Walk and Car Show




The Pico Improvement Organization presents their 4th Annual Pico Art Walk and Car Show today from 10-5pm.

The walk takes place along Pico Boulevard from Centinela to the Pacific and the Classic Car Show takes place at Virginia Park.

One of my prints, "Circle Vision" will be at the La Foto Gallery until October 28. There is a reception tonight at 7pm at the gallery.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Adorable Kids and Families




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Fall 2009 Newsletter Published Today



My Fall 2009 Newsletter was published today and sent, via email, to 821 of my contacts.

Click here to view the newsletter.

Holiday Portrait Sessions $200
and includes CD of the images


Beautifully designed holiday cards also available. Click here and here to view some of my favorites.

If you would like to be added to my mailing list, click here.


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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Winner of the Kolo "What's in your Kolo Window?" Contest

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I was informed on Friday that I was one of the five winners of Kolo's "What's in your Kolo Window?" contest. Click here to view the Koloist blog entry about the winners and their submitted artwork.

I submitted my A Little Piece of Home journal and they liked it enough to choose it as one of their winners. Thank you Kolo!!

I can't wait to get my prize in the mail - Kolo albums, photo boxes and accessories.


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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Things I Love

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From the section of my website (www.aprilrocha.com) entitled
"Things I Love"


Bette Davis or Montgomery Clift movies

Anything written or sung by Joni Mitchell

Antique shopping

Photographing deserted towns

Visiting used bookstores

The smell of the beach

Collecting vintage cameras

A beautiful meadow

Dahlia flowers

Vintage postcards of Los Angeles, Santa Monica or
Catalina Island



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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Miss Scarlett

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Baby Charlie

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I had the privilege of travelling to San Francisco last weekend and visiting dear friend Jen and her new baby Charlie. Just three weeks old he was a wonderful subject to shoot.

Click here to read my blog entry about Jen & Woody's wedding.


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Friday, October 02, 2009

Diana Images



I have mixed emotions about the purchase I just made.

As many of you know I love toy cameras and I love film. Well I purchased something where I can shoot with a toy camera lens with my digital camera. It's called the
Diana F+ Lens Adaptor
and it's sold by Lomography.

I went out the other day and tried it out with my Diana Close-up Lens.



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Thursday, October 01, 2009

An Artists' Reception with Pictage and Shoot Q During PartnerCon 2009



See you at Pictage Partner Conference 2009 New Orleans



Pictage is holding its annual Partner Conference in New Orleans on November 3-5.

A smaller version of the Contrast Show will be in exhibition during the conference.

Sponsored by Shoot Q, there will be a reception on November 3 from 7:30-9:30 pm at the A Gallery for Fine Photography in the French Quarter.

I was honored that Rachel LaCour Niesen of ShootQ chose my Santa Monica Pier image for the show invite.


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