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Kicking off 2013 with Pottery Barn!!

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The secret is finally out! Its been very hard keeping the very exciting news a secret but I can finally share that my work is now being featured on the Pottery Barn website. The last few months have been such a fun adventure. I am looking forward to 2013 with Pottery Barn!

 

You can see my entire artist profile page with all 8 images here on the Pottery Barn Website
Here is the link to the video as part of the artists profile you can click here

 

A little about the photographer…

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Recently I was interviewed by The Lonny Blog to be featured. Unfortunately the blog is being redesigned and they never were able to post my interview. I thought it might be fun to post it so you can find a little bit more about me. I hope you enjoy!

1. What inspired you to pursue photography?

I first fell into photography in high school. That was in the late 90’s when we still used film. I was intrigued by the darkroom. Once I developed my first photograph I was hooked. There is nothing like seeing an image appear on blank paper. It was like magic!!

2. How would you describe your aesthetic?

My aesthetic would be my depth of field. If you notice a lot of my images focus on one main part and the rest of the image is blurred. I love repetition and lines! Also I have a romantic aesthetic to my work.

3. How do you approach color in your photography?

I love color! I look for vivid bright, eye catching colors. I loves blues and greens!

4. What makes your work unique?

My work is unique because I try to capture an image that would normally be overlooked. I want people to linger over the beauty of life a little longer. “Lingering on the beauty of life a little longer” by that I mean looking at the small details in life. Such as: the way the sun hits the green olive oil bottles in a shop window, the ornate rusty door handle on a small street in provence, or the rain droplets on a cafe table in Paris. The beautiful moments that can be captured by a camera but are often overlooked. When I photograph I hope that people can treasure these little moments.

5. You seem to have quite the travel bug! What has been your favorite destination to shoot and why?

I was bit by the travel bug when I first studied abroad in Italy 8 years ago. I love to photograph Paris. There are so many unique parts of the city. I have been there several times in the last year and I am still discovering so much. Everywhere I turn there is something new to discover. I also loved Lisbon, Portugal. The color in Lisbon is absolutely amazing!

6. Why do you think shooting abroad is inspirational?

Shooting abroad is inspirational because it is so unique and different from the United States. The architecture is so rich with history. Every country and city has its own story to tell.

7. Do you have any quick tips on taking photos while traveling for our readers?

I think a lot of people get overwhelmed by fancy equipment and feeling they need a huge camera to take great pictures. If you are setting out on a trip abroad grab a pocket camera. I LOVE the canon powershot. Its small enough to keep with you at all times. In your purse or pocket. (watch out for pick pocketers) Take photographs of whatever inspires you. Set off to explore the city and don’t feel shy. The more pictures you take the better chances you have of coming up with something great!

Where to find me…

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It seems I am always on the go. Camera in hand and traveling somewhere in the US or abroad. I love to photograph the little things in life. Where ever I may be there are always ways to find me and purchase my work. I have a growing collection of photography for sale on www.etsy.com I live in the Chicago area and sell my work in a handful of stores on Clark Street from Lincoln Park all the way to Andersonville. I am only an email away if you have questions feel free to post on the blog or email me at rebeccaplotnick@hotmail.com

Stolen artwork… Am I the next Picasso?

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This weekend I had a tent with my artwork set up at the Taste of Lincoln. 40 selected artists set up their tents full of items on Lill Street just off of Lincoln. At night artists close up their tent and security walks the streets to make sure nothing is taken. This time things were different. As I approached my booth Sunday morning I noticed huge holes on my wall of missing product. I checked to see if they fell and no, they were MISSING!! These were two sets of photographs on canvas that were from Nice, France and Lisbon, Portugal. A value of $920. I have to take it as a compliment I guess that someone loved my work enough to steal it. Which is why I think I might be the next Picasso. If you own some of my work you are lucky! 😉

The missing artwork

*if you happen to find these at your local pawn shop or your neighbors wall please let me know*

I will be at Wilmette Farmers Market this weekend if you want to stop by and say hi! Next Sunday I leave for Paris but I will leave that information for another post.

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