"It is beautiful!!!! You did a lovely job!" — Susa Holt Integrative Counseling
In April I launched a new WordPress website I designed and developed for Susa Holt, an integrative counselor in Seattle. She and I worked together on the copy and we used her nature photos. In our first meeting, what stayed with me was that she loved gingko leaves and art. I searched and found the perfect painting that has three gingko leaves for the home page (body, mind & spirit), and the artist used her favorite colors!
Recently I was hard at work redesigning the Audio Engineering Society's website. I am customizing a responsive HTML5 template (powered by Bootstrap 3) based on the content from their current website aes.org. I have implemented Owl Carousel and Slider Revolution, as well as a variety of animations to increase the visual impact of all the great services and connections this organization offers to audio engineers around the world. The project is a work in progress!
I am working on the next chapter of my photo series "Rodin's photographer" with sculptor Jeremias Lentini. “Rodin's photographer” is a narrative about a photographer who worked with the French sculptor Auguste Rodin in the mid 1800s. The story of this unusual Victorian spirit photographer is told through her recently discovered letters and photos. More photos >
Found Jason Everett's new CD on my doorstep the other day. Congrats Mr. E! Thanks also for hiring me to take the photos for your CD cover! I love working with performers. Learn more about Jason at misterEmachine.com.
About 15 years ago, I was fortunate to interview Vashon legend and artist Marshall Sohl right before he passed away. His life work was on exhibit this January-March at the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum. The curators featured bigger than life the photo I took of Marshall in his studio in the woods.
Maggie Laird, a Vashon singer/songwriter, recently hired me to photograph her for her new CD cover and back cover art. I found a great location, a restaurant that has been vacant for a long time. The light was just right. Here is my signed copy!
Jason Everett and I also worked together on a portrait concept, which is more about his bass, he said. He liked the photos I took so much he is planning on using them as CD cover art.
I am so happy to be writing about the gallery shows for Vashon Allied Arts magazine IslandArts again. From 1995 to 2008 I was editor of the VAA monthly newsletter. In that time I interviewed hundreds of artists. This summer I interviewed all six of the commissioned artists for the art auction. In November I wrote about the Northwest Pastel Society Exhibition. Click here to read the article on the VAA website. I just wrapped up writing about the Masters in Miniature show (click here to read the article), opening December 4, and I am onto writing about the January 2016 show, My Vashon, My Home.
I continue to customize WordPress websites for clients who want to be empowered to update their content. I ended 2015 with launching a website for Dan Cummings, a smart and kind therapist. I wish him the best in his new counseling practice. I also photographed him in his cedar grove that graces his property. Check out the site at dancummingscounselor.com.
Sunrise Ridge Health Services (SRHS) manages a beautiful piece of property near where I live. Many wonderful Vashon Island non-profits are located now at this former military base. I was hired in February to photograph the site and the people who work there (all except the youth baseball and fruit club as nothing was happening in the winter). I created a slideshow that would, in a matter of seconds, show all the good work that goes on at Sunrise Ridge. I customized the Avada theme and will train the board to make their own updates.
Just in from Jody Myers about the WordPress website I designed for her: "I am glad I found Jenn to help me develop my website. I saw a gorgeous website and asked the owner who did it. When I got Jenn's name I contacted her and we proceeded to make mine a similar paradigm of beauty. Jenn is responsive, intuitive and artistic." Click the image below to read more.
"I love the wonderful work you’ve done on the website. Thanks! It looks great! Now, get to bed!" — Jim Diers, Neighbor Power
Jim Diers is a passionate about building community. He travels around the world telling stories about the projects (Fremont Troll, P-Patches and more) he helped organize while working for the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Now he is joining the World Wide Web community with his new website, neighbor power.org. I designed and developed the site in just two weeks time (yes, I did work late some nights), because Jim needed it done before he left on his Resurrection Tour, which is detailed in the WordPress blog I installed and customized for him to write about his travels.
"Looks awesome… you have a terrific eye and flair!" — Arlette Moody, Studio Bliss
I created the Vashon Theatre movie ad for Arlette Moody, owner of Studio Bliss. I photographed her in her studio in the fall. I said I wanted to bring the outside in. So we swung open her doors and created a warm, welcoming feel…just like her!
I have photographed the talented Vashon performers Arlette and Steffon Moody many times over the years. Click the photo below and see the Moodys when they sang together as the Irreverent Duet. The photos of them with the sheep were used for their CD "United Sheep." Other photos were used for publicity for performances or to get acting gigs.
I am in the process of moving my art to jennreidelart.com. I took my latest art show, "Rodin's Photographer," down from Hastings Cone Gallery in September. For those of you who didn't see this narrative about a time traveling photographer, or who might still be thinking about buying one of the photos, you can view my Rodin work online here.