March 10, 2018

InstaMeet: On Inspiration and Community

Big thanks to the folks at @igers413 for organizing the "Projection Portraits" InstaMeet at Eastworks in Easthampton, MA.   @igers413 connects Instagrammers in Western Massachusetts.

Lightness of Being

People, projectors and props.  It was a visual delight.

Paradise of Light

I was grateful to be in a room where everyone had a real camera slung around her or his neck.  Too often these days I go with the convenient iPhone in my pocket.

Art History

Although I accidentally came upon a method of bending reality into a variety of planes with my iPhone, I love using my trusty Nikon D200 to create in-camera multiple exposures like the one above.  I call these works Reality-Based Abstractions.

Self-Portrait with Wildlife

One of my current goals is to develop more of an in-person social network.  Interesting that an app helped me in this endeavor.

Professor John Nordell teaches courses in the Visual and Digital Arts Program at American International College in Springfield, Mass. He blogs about the creative process at