Published again.

I received my hard copy of the magazine today in the mail!

Happy to have been published again. 2 pages spread of photos. Working hard non-stop pays off.

La France cet ete… France this summer

There are so many things I am grateful for. One of them is my trip during the summer back home.

I am leaving with the children on June 15, it will come fast with all the end of school activities. We are coming back on July the 23rd.

During our stay there, we will take one trip together with my parents and head to the South of France. It will be a wonderful photographic journey.

We will leave from Paris June 16 and visitéda, then we will take the time to do the little Villages around like Rocamadour:, then we will stop by We will visit le Gouffre de Padirac et les grottes de Lascaux where the prehistorics drawings are:

Of course Bergerac, is on the way back, it is one of my favorite wine…

This nice weather that we have right now makes me long for the aperitifs outside, the time to have meals outside, time to have friends over.

I will also take a trip to Paris by myself and enjoy photographing the city 23/06 au vendredi 28/06. After that it is friends and kids, and beach, and home:-)

On the way to the gardens of Chaumont sur Loire

The roads that took us to Chaumont sur Loire were so pretty…

It was quiet and peaceful.

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Depression: How it affect people in the everyday life.

How does depression affect people? How does it affect a relationships? a marriage? Life as a family.

This is I realized a very taboo subject. People who have depression feel ashamed and therefore it is not received well in the social world. The more we talk about it, the more people will get help.

Hopefully this documentary will help men realized it is OK to get help.

I also hope people will understand that it is not just one person affected, but the spouse also. Suddenly your husband become another child that you need to take care of. There is so much pressure on the spouse that people can not even fathom.

I was very grateful to have found a family in Raleigh that was willing to share their life with me, and share  how depression affects their everyday life.

Ryan is 30 years old and he lives with his wife Renee 29 years old and  son Aiden just turned one.

They have been married for 3 years. Ryan has been diagnosed with depression.

Renee and Ryan are so lucky to have an incredible support in their family. Ryan’s parents have come to visit often to help Renee. Renee’s parents have flown back and fourth to help also. How great to be able to talk about this issues and to have parents caring enough to get in the middle of this crisis.

Not eating appropriately, not sleeping enough, not exercising, seems to have triggered the depression to be back.

He is on new medicine  and right now it is pretty imbalanced.

These photos will be taken over 4 weeks course of their lives. I will continue another 4 weeks.

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Comment la dépression a des repercutions sur les personnes? Comment cela affecte une relation? un mariage? La vie en famille.

La depression ,j’ai réalisé un sujet très tabou. Les gens qui souffrent de dépression en ont honte et par conséquent, il ne veulent pas etre aider. Ce sujet n’est pas tres bien reçu dans le monde social. Mon objectif  est bien sur plus on en parle, plus les gens vont chercher de l’aide.

Espérons que ce documentaire va aider surtout les hommes, et demontrer que il est OK pour eux d’ obtenir de l’aide

Je suis très reconnaissante d’avoir trouvé une famille à Raleigh qui était prête à partager leur vie avec moi, et comment la dépression affecte leur vie quotidienne.

Ryan a 30 ans et il vit avec sa femme Renée 29 ans. Ils ont un fils Aiden vient d’avoir un an.

Ils sont mariés depuis 6 ans. Ryan a été diagnostiquer avec de la dépression depuis maintenant des annees. En 2002, il a été hospitalisé pendant environ 6 semaines.

Ne pas manger comme il faut,  pas assez de sommeil,pas d’exercice,  semble avoir déclenché le retour de la dépression.

Il est sous nouveau medicament et en ce moment il est assez déséquilibré.

Ces photos ont été prises plus de 4 semaines de cours de leur vie, et je vais continuer pendant encore 4 semaines.

Presqu’ile de la Caravelle, Martinique

The presqu’ile of la Caravelle in Martinique is located on the Atlantic side. It is beautiful with all the beaches and the natural mangrove swamps.

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The Pumpkin patch in Cary, North Carolina.

Every year we end up at the pumpkin patch ” Green Acres” in Cary.

The girls try to “win” the maze game against Jason. Every year, Jason wins!

Every year the girls milk the fake cow and still have the discust on their faces.

Every year I make a photo of my three children on the hayride for my Christmas photo.

This year I even played corn hole toss!

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Sunrise and Sunset, Sainte-Anne, Martinique

I was able to capture the sunrise in Sainte-Anne, and from that same place I was able to capture the sunset.

It was absolutely beautiful!

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My work was selected today for the 5th Annual Juried Show by the Cary photographic artists

One of my piece was selected to be in display for  the 5th Annual Juried Show by the Cary photographic artistsfrom October 25th until December 14th. I just got the phone call tonight. I am so happy. The jurors this year are : Gene Furr and Margo Taussig Pinkerton. I will get to meet them on Friday night at the opening. I am so grateful!!

Exhibition will be held at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place, Bond Park off high house rd, Cary.

The piece was a part of the series I did from “the road of Normandy”