Monday, December 22, 2008


Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.

1. devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one's own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others.
2. characterized by or manifesting concern or care only for oneself: selfish motives.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

cirque de street

this is why i love NYC.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Originally uploaded by d kelly photography


Originally uploaded by d kelly photography
wtf ?


Originally uploaded by d kelly photography
as i walked down the subway stairs i see this ....

i chase the light and i follow gesture

the embrace, natural gestures

Sunday, November 23, 2008

just let go !

the hardest thing for me is to let go. when i do things always work out, proven to me over and over again.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

missing an old friend

“Remember me and smile, for it's better to forget than remember me and cry.”


“What do you first do when you learn to swim? You make mistakes, do you not? And what happens? You make other mistakes, and when you have made all the mistakes you possibly can without drowning - and some of them many times over - what do you find? That you can swim? Well - life is just the same as learning to swim! Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!”
Alfred Adler

d kelly new member of 15x100

i was invited to be a member of the prestigious 15x100 group. its an AMAZING collective of international photographers.
i am honored and humbled to be among them. there're all kinds of projects one of which the shoe from peru my favorite !
that i'm looking forward to being apart of .
big thanks to struan oglanby for creating and running such a fabulous outlet !

my 15x100 album

Friday, November 14, 2008

Six Degrees of Photography

Thanks to Michael Van Der Tol for choosing me to interview for his project " Six Degrees Of Photography "

"Six Degrees of Photography is based on the concept of the small world phenomenon and rests on the assumption that any one photographer can be linked through his or her work and relationships to any other photographer in the world. The theory goes that if a photographer is one step away from each photographer they know, and two steps away from each photographer who is known by one of the photographers they know, then every photographer is an average of six "steps" away from each photographer on Earth.

My hope with Six Degrees of Photography is to learn more about other photographers and give each an opportunity to showcase some of their favorite work in a different way."

next up for interview is my friend Joseph Mondello

i concentrate on the dark

and i trust way too much. still my eyes are wide open. and i will use these lessons wisely, don't give away the store.
look out biches im seriously on the heels of my dream !

Saturday, November 8, 2008

trying to stay focused

but i still look to my friends for support and encouragement . what does it mean when people stop, and feel threatened? i try and stay focused.

Friday, November 7, 2008

things are getting serious

i am now doing portrait sessions and commercial shooting.

icp lectures


Sunday, August 31, 2008

the scott kelby photowalk was a sham

here are a few of MY winning images IMHO : )

Scott Kelby sponsored a worldwide photo walk, i went on 2 in my city , the whole thing IMHO was bogus in every way

things i don't understand

why do i make art anyway for others or for myself ?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


OMG i have waited quite some time for this recognition. When i shot this image i know it was a winner. the people, the white trench, the dark skin, all made my composition in my eyes interesting. It was planned i saw the scene and snapped it . I knew i was going to do a vignette with high contrast.
i am finding myself still. but this is proof that i am on a road, a road that is going places : )

and thanks to all who voted and supported.


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

putting my ass out there

taking chances is what its all about.
im steppin out and hoping for something to happen, and if nothing comes of it well ... i gave it a shot.

on another note about this image, i quite like it even proud of the work i did on this b/w landscape . i guess its a statement on all the over saturated crap color digital imaging out there.i think its warping peoples perception of color photography.

wonder what eggleston thinks of it.

so here i give you an " ode to ansel "

Monday, May 19, 2008

and i do hair

Originally uploaded by d kelly photography
i have been doing hair for over 30 years... cough ... yea i'm THAT old !

but now when people ask me what i " do " i want to say photography ! but in reality i am a master hairdresser/ educator and i really should not deny that part of my life. i love doing hair, and teaching especially the group i'm teaching now. their so motivated and interested in learning.
recently i helped write an article on the "consultation " and making a connection with a client. as soon as it gets published i will post a link.


Originally uploaded by d kelly photography
this was one of my favorite shots of the day. and again its not as good this small.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

i went to the New York Photo Festival yesterday in Dumbo Brooklyn, all in all it was interesting untill i went to a lecture by Penelope Umbrico and Joachim Schmid, both these " photographers " use images from flicker for installations.

Penelope took the sun part of sunset images from thousands of images to create this installation , she claims and i quote .....

"This is a project I started when I found 2,303,087 pictures of sunsets searching the word “sunset on the Flickr site. I took just the suns from these pictures and made snapshot prints of them. "

she also claims the images she took were of the sun and could not be owned, i say then she dosen't own that installation ! is she sharing the commission ?

it was pure bullshit.

but so are a lot of things, for instance on the subject of posting on the internet ... when i view someone's photostream and i see something i like i comment , especially if i know them on a personal basis. if i don't like something or have nothing good to say i usually say nothing and make no comment .
but i upload several images to several groups some of which i actually get together with for outings, only to get minimal comments to none.
now i know my images are good or i would not post them !
wtf is up with that ?

i decided not to upload many images anymore and concentrate on MY work ..

save the best images for my website and printing.

d kelly out.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

the quiet life camera club

my submission was accepted !

this is amazing

as of today its viewed 1369
voted yes 292 times
favorited 71 times ( kinda low )

i really wonder what's going to happen . i wouldn't be surprised if they didn't publish it. even though "I" think its a damn good image and fits the theme in every way.
if they don't chose it somethings wrong.
i wanna get published dammit !!!!!

on another note ... i've been shooting portraits again.

d .. out

Monday, May 12, 2008

i listened to joyce tenneson yesterday, her self portraits are so inspiring ..maybe its time to do a series of myself.

i can get so distracted by others.
i'm learning to trust myself more.
its so unimaginable how much jealousy is in the world. including myself at times. but what i'm learning is, its human and its emotion. emotion = energy in motion, and it feeds on negativity.

but i find some people like to hurt you with it.
we as humans don't like to support one another, we're all afraid of someone getting something we don't have.

but in reality there is enough for all of us. its called abundance ( i remind myself )

Thursday, May 8, 2008

RIP Gerry

another friend passes, gerry was a good soul. rest in peace now.


ever get the feeling something is about to happen but you can't say what ? like you are looking through a window and can only see blurry figures.

on another note, i have been shooting film ..... will see images soon .

dkelly out !

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

omg this new glass ! im a luvin it ! ( 135m L canon )

ok ok so i know its not about the equipment but dayum. this lens has amazing clarity/sharpness and the bokeh !!!

Monday, April 28, 2008

portrait of Li ( edit )

ok so i edited this , i opened up to critique.

sti(ck)man !

i shot this one in the middle of 6th ave ! i almost was run over LOL.
talk about being present , in the moment !

my husband says he's seen them in other locations as well.

Friday, April 25, 2008


since i only started this blog a few days ago , i was not able to celebrate with a post on having 11 years of sobriety.
on april 5th ( very gratefully ) i was able to manage 11 years of sobriety from alcohol.
i pray everyday for clear vision and thinking. i gave up much and gained more than i could ever imagine .

me and jpg magazine

at odds

we are all on our own paths. please respect that..
so as i sit in judgement do i judge myself ?
the purpose of this blog is raise my consciousness ! separate from the ego, not engage the " pain body "
how can i forgive even if someone does not forgive me ?
how can you walk away with no closure ?
what did "I" do ?

Thursday, April 24, 2008

today i am wondering where i'm going.i really try not to let it bring me down but the ego loves negativity.
its so hard to just keep going. and i really want this.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

smell the flowers

so yesterday i left work early to see what i could see. i went to the Laguardia Gardens where my good friend Sara Jones contributes her expert gardening skills....
about LaGuardia Community Garden

LaGuardia began in 1974 as a community vegetable garden on a lot just below Washington Square Park that was owned by The Jewish Cultural Center. When the land was sold in 1980 the community garden was forced to either dissolve or move. With the help of GreenThumb they found a new location just as the bulldozers were arriving. It was only one block away and they have been there now for more than 25 years.