Week 5 – Tragedy

Photographs from this theme would remind us of how easy it is for more or less good people to make small errors that end up unleashing catastrophe. Tragic art helps to remind us of how much compassion is required in order for a society to function humanely.

be a good sister.

We like to talk about our individuality, our uniqueness and what makes us independent… What about togetherness, oneness, and dependence one each other. What makes a good sister isn’t independence but dependence on each other. The realization that they are stronger together than alone. That is the hope anyway.


#WFH ⁣ ⁣ “behind the curtain of created realities”⁣ ⁣ I spend time in photoshop manipulating and placing photos for Woodshed’s website on a semi-regular basis. This is my setup, the tools of the trade per se, taking something shot with lights and a white box, cutting out the products and placing them in other […]

We hide our faces

We drive with masks over our faces, eyes wide with suspicion. Hands at 10 and 2. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We hide our faces, our coffee-stained teeth, and crooked incisors. We hide our humanity found in our smiles, frowns, and mehs. We do this for reasons unknown… polarizing opinions from either side whose faces aren’t covered, snarling […]

Week 2 – Melancholia Universalis

Under this theme would come photography acknowledging how much we have to be sad about, helping to reduce our anger at the frequent disappointment of reality. Photos will show that we have not been damned, we are simply experiencing part of the accidents and sorrows that come with being alive. Not to be reduced to a “Negative Nancy” […]

Week 1 – Brokenness

An Introduction… In the next eight weeks, we are looking to explore and respond to eight consoling values in direct conflict to modern ideals. In this week’s theme of Brokenness, we are responding to the ideal of perfectionism and perfectability — the notion that we are or can be made perfect. Ideals are by definition, something to […]

Quarantine Edition

After a 4 year hiatus, we are back with the 7Lenses – Quarantine Edition. From April 6 – May 25, 2020, we’ll post a photo challenge on this blog every Monday followed by the posting of our photographic interpretations of this theme throughout the week with a Sunday deadline. You can follow along here or join us in the […]

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for my girls. grey brown green and blue they look up to me and cherish you. every morning giggles tears or screams stir from another room. no rooster needed a cock-a-doodle-do would do no good. the day begins you lead these faces to far off places. with books stories and new adventures. nap time brings […]

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One generation goes its way, the next one arrives, but nothing changes—it’s business as usual for old planet earth. The sun comes up and the sun goes down, then does it again, and again—the same old round. The wind blows south, the wind blows north. Around and around and around it blows, blowing this way, […]

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We are pieces and shards, pressed together with glue. Each section unique, an amalgamation of hue. Break a stained glass window, an opportunity to create anew. We are all under construction, when we let the light shine through.