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Patricia Lay-Dorsey Detroit-based photographer AKA Grandma Techno. 2017 Rauschenberg Residency artist @patricialaydorseycollages. "Falling Into Place" book published 2013 http://www.patricialaydorsey.com/
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
11 hours ago
patricialaydorsey I wish a very happy thanksgiving to my ig friends and followers who celebrate this holiday. when i think about what i am most thankful for this year, three things come to mind: 1) the good health of eddie and me and our families; 2) how happy eddie and i are that he moved his office to our home; and 3) my continuing wonder at how fortunate i was to participate in the rauschenberg residency in florida last spring (as shown in this photo of the ten of us artists-in-residence in that glorious place).
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
11 hours ago
patricialaydorsey I wish a very happy thanksgiving to my ig friends and followers who celebrate this holiday. when i think about what i am most thankful for this year, three things come to mind: 1) the good health of eddie and me and our families; 2) how happy eddie and i are that he moved his office to our home (as shown in this photo of his home office/bedroom); and 3) my continuing wonder at how fortunate i was to participate in the rauschenberg residency in florida last spring.
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
11 hours ago
patricialaydorsey I wish a very happy thanksgiving to my ig friends and followers who celebrate this holiday. when i think about what i am most thankful for this year, three things come to mind: 1) the good health of eddie and me and our families (as shown here at eddie's brother john's 90th birthday celebration in july!); 2) how happy eddie and i are that he moved his office to our home; and 3) my continuing wonder at how fortunate i was to participate in the rauschenberg residency in florida last spring.
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
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patricialaydorsey Occasionally we meet someone in a happenstance kind of way who is going to become important to us. i feel that way about shirel hernandez @whata_lady whom i met at the germack roasting company in the eastern market when @jordanstuddard was filming a video of me in october. at that time i took a "families in detroit" photo of shirel and her 2-year old son pierce with her friend heather and her 4-year old son reuben. last week shirel texted an invitation for me to come and photograph her lil' dumplins @lildumplins dance class. that didn't work out, but our meeting today at germack's for coffee and conversation did. and what a conversation we had! shirel and i have forged a deep connection, one that i anticipate will only grow more important to both of us as time goes on. this portrait i snapped of shirel as we were talking today shows that connection. how i love happenstances like this!
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
Yesterday
patricialaydorsey Occasionally we meet someone in a happenstance kind of way who is going to become important to us. i feel that way about shirel hernandez @whata_lady whom i met at the germack roasting company in the eastern market when @jordanstuddard was filming a video of me in october. at that time i took a "families in detroit" photo of shirel and her 2-year old son pierce with her friend heather and her 4-year old son reuben. last week shirel texted an invitation for me to come and photograph her lil' dumplins @lildumplins dance class. that didn't work out, but our meeting today at germack's for coffee and conversation did. and what a conversation we had! shirel and i have forged a deep connection, one that i anticipate will only grow more important to both of us as time goes on. this portrait i snapped of shirel as we were talking today shows that connection. how i love happenstances like this!
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
Yesterday
patricialaydorsey Occasionally we meet someone in a happenstance kind of way who is going to become important to us. i feel that way about shirel hernandez @whata_lady whom i met at the germack roasting company in the eastern market when @jordanstuddard was filming a video of me in october. at that time i took this "families in detroit" photo of shirel and her 2-year old son pierce with her friend heather and her 4-year old son reuben. last week shirel texted an invitation for me to come and photograph her lil' dumplins @lildumplins dance class. that didn't work out, but our meeting today at germack's for coffee and conversation did. and what a conversation we had! shirel and i have forged a deep connection, one that i anticipate will only grow more important to both of us as time goes on. how i love happenstances like this!
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
2 days ago
patricialaydorsey Often the source of abstract art is a mystery, but this time? it looks to me like my subconscious was still processing the wonder of autumn as my hands were playing with sumi ink last night and today.
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
3 days ago
patricialaydorsey As i work on my sumi ink drawing tonight i am listening to the same music on my earphones that i listened to when i would work late at night in my studio during the rauschenberg residency. it takes me right back. actually, i have been thinking very much of the residency today because tomorrow (monday) a new group of artists will start their residency in that magical place. i'm so excited for them! only those of us who have personally experienced that place, the people and the energy know what these artists have to look forward to. i am with them in spirit. 💫
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
3 days ago
patricialaydorsey It felt like time to start being creative again, as in painting and drawing. so i got out my very old sumi ink sticks and got to work. this is just the start of what i know is going to be a lot of fun...
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
3 days ago
patricialaydorsey It felt like time to start being creative again, as in painting and drawing. so i got out my very old sumi ink sticks and got to work. this is just the start of what i know is going to be a lot of fun...
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
4 days ago
patricialaydorsey From my 2007 archives: my cross-country train journey friend, adrienne
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patricialaydorsey From my 2007 archives: my cross-country train journey friends, adrienne and mary
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
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patricialaydorsey From my 2007 archives: my cross-country train journey friends, adrienne and mary
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
6 days ago
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I not only love going out on photo shoots - especially for a project like "families in detroit" - but am delightfully happy going through 1000s of photos to choose my preliminary rough edit. as i look at each portrait i have taken since june 24th, i am filled with gratitude to these wonderful people who trusted a stranger like me to show them with the respect and dignity they deserve. the three videos i am posting today show just a few of the 200+ photos that have found a place in my still-evolving preliminary edit. the setting for most of these photos was the riverwalk in downtown detroit, the concert of colors in midtown, and on belle isle. the music is "embraceable you" by george gershwin that was being live-streamed from my favorite detroit radio station, wrcj-fm.
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
6 days ago
patricialaydorsey
I not only love going out on photo shoots - especially for a project like "families in detroit" - but am delightfully happy going through 1000s of photos to choose my preliminary rough edit. as i look at each portrait i have taken since june 24th, i am filled with gratitude to these wonderful people who trusted a stranger like me to show them with the respect and dignity they deserve. the three videos i am posting today show just a few of the 200+ photos that have found a place in my still-evolving preliminary edit. the setting for most of these photos was the riverwalk in downtown detroit, the concert of colors in midtown, and on belle isle. the music is "embraceable you" by george gershwin that was being live-streamed from my favorite detroit radio station, wrcj-fm.
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
6 days ago
patricialaydorsey
I not only love going out on photo shoots - especially for a project like "families in detroit" - but am delightfully happy going through 1000s of photos to choose my preliminary rough edit. as i look at each portrait i have taken since june 24th, i am filled with gratitude to these wonderful people who trusted a stranger like me to show them with the respect and dignity they deserve. the three videos i am posting today show just a few of the 200+ photos that have found a place in my still-evolving preliminary edit. the setting for most of these photos was the riverwalk in downtown detroit, at the concert of colors in midtown and on belle isle. the music is "embraceable you" by george gershwin that was being live-streamed from my favorite detroit radio station, wrcj-fm.
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
1 weeks ago
patricialaydorsey As i said to eddie, it's all about the hat. i like this one best.
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
1 weeks ago
patricialaydorsey As i said to eddie, it's all about the hat.
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