Blog Posts - Susan Mac



More Details!!

Another from the same 'Royals' series.  The hustle and bustle of the season is slowing down personal art time, but here's some of the latest ....
by sMacThoughts on Dec 7, 2016

First Pinhole Polaroid of the Season

10 second exposure on a lovely summer day by the Hudson River in a little park between Soho and Tribeca in NYC. Taken with this camera: The Arunas Cigar Box Pinhole with Polaroid back....
by sMacThoughts on Jul 6, 2016

Redhead in Blue

Continuing with my 'Stepchildren' series....
by sMacThoughts on Jun 15, 2016

Sticker Sightings

It's a secret thrill to come upon something I made on the streets of NYC.  I don't always have a camera with me, but when I do....
by sMacThoughts on May 5, 2016

Monster Photo Gestalt Exhibit

I'll be in this show which opens tomorrow at bG Gallery in Santa Monica, CA tomorrow.  (Would love to hear from anyone out there able to attend.)This is what will be in the show.  Titled: Hand me down to the soft Earth and let me start from...
by sMacThoughts on Apr 16, 2016

I Made the Huffington Post!

In all the excitement, I forgot to mention here that I was featured there on March 10.  The only reason I even found out about it is because the gallery where I'm currently showing this piece sent me the link.  Pretty cool.  Here's a s...
by sMacThoughts on Mar 28, 2016

Thursday's Screenshot

Work on my 'Stepchildren' series continues.  I start with a scanned sketch, paint in Adobe Photoshop, all on separate layers.  When a file gets to be a certain number of layers, say, 15 or so, I save a flattened version, rename it with a nu...
by sMacThoughts on Mar 12, 2016

Krappy Kamera 2016

So I'm in this year's Krappy Kamera show at the Soho Photo Gallery in Tribeca.  Though it's not my first time to be selected,  it's always an honor to take part.  The show opened yesterday, with the reception happening two nights ago.
by sMacThoughts on Mar 3, 2016

'The Stepchildren' Series

I'm currently working on a series of redheads, all painted digitally with my Wacom tablet.  In the end, I'll compile them into a small book or maybe even a 'zine' called "The Stepchildren".  ...
by sMacThoughts on Feb 25, 2016

First Snowstorm of the Winter

I prefer the seasons to behave accordingly.  Winter should be cold, blustery, with lots of snowstorms. I do not like lame winters, so this recent storm gave me joy.  More please.  Here are some pictures from Saturday night on my neighb...
by sMacThoughts on Jan 27, 2016

Variations

Test prints of some illustrations.  It's snowing outside, and warm inside.  Hope all who are dealing with the blizzard are safe and sound.  I'm going out in it in a while, and from the looks of it out my window, I'd benefit from some g...
by sMacThoughts on Jan 23, 2016

One Week

Since the death of David Bowie.  An incredible loss, globally.  RIP.
by sMacThoughts on Jan 18, 2016

Three in a Row

I currently have some photos in a small group show at Lightbox Gallery, which is located in Astoria, Oregon.  I've never exhibited on the west coast, so it makes me happy.  Check them out if you are in the area.
by sMacThoughts on Jan 11, 2016

Urban Christmas Tree Lots

It's amazing how many Christmas tree lots sprout up during the holidays here in Manhattan.  Most people I know don't get one, and I don't either, but would love to if I had more time to spend with it, along with more space so it could breathe an...
by sMacThoughts on Jan 2, 2016

It's amazing how many Christmas tree lots sprout up during the holidays here in Manhattan.  Most people I know don't get one, and I don't either, but would love to if I had more time to spend with it, along with more space so it could breathe an...
by sMacThoughts on Dec 20, 2015

It May Not Be Enough For a Rake

But leaves do fall in Manhattan.
by sMacThoughts on Nov 15, 2015

Driving in NYC

It's not necessary.  You certainly don't need a car here, and I've never missed owning one ever.  Nonetheless, there are people who cannot live with out them.  They are a part of the landscape, as no street is complete without them lin...
by sMacThoughts on Oct 20, 2015

Uncovering The Magic

In a recent post, I spoke about scanning the 'duds' - those photos which came out either way too overexposed or underexposed.  I showed examples of an underexposed Polaroid, and my scanning methods used to uncover the magic hidden within.  ...
by sMacThoughts on Oct 13, 2015

Yeller

From acid to butter to mild vanilla....Tourists checking out fake goods on Canal Street, NYCWeeds growing out of a sidewalk against a cement building.Apparently a crash test dummy has made off with the cab.A member of my toy collection.  Hitting...
by sMacThoughts on Sep 12, 2015

Why Scanning Film Is An Endless Task

There's a reason my film scanning is a never-ending process. First, I am always taking pictures, so the rolls of film and stacks of polaroids continue to grow. Second, since the majority of my cameras are low end and quirky, they can cause doubl...
by sMacThoughts on Sep 10, 2015


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