Virginia Hawkins

Virginia Hawkins

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My interest in photography began in the late 70's. I was going to an Elton John concert and wanted to have pictures of the event. My instamatic was not going to be a viable option. My father brought out his WWII era Leica and asked if I'd like to know how to take real pictures. Well, I soon learned they would not allow cameras into the show, but I began a lifelong journey. I learned to develop and print my pictures and spent my high school years in the darkroom looking like a preppy vampire and smelling of vinegar- stop bath. I went off to college with the intent of being a fine art photographer, but became discouraged when I found my rebellious adolescent self clashing with the politics of the fine art world. I spent several years in wonderfully odd jobs before coming back to photography in the digital age and beginning to find my way once again. I welcome critiques, and am happy to be a new member of the 500px community.

Bernadette Seacrest Holds Church

Published July 17th, 2012

The last Tuesday of every month Bernadette and her Kris Dales play a set at the unusual bar in downtown Atlanta called Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium.

Here are the web sites of both, and I highly recommend both if you live in or visit Atlanta.

Sister Louisa's:

http://www.sisterlouisaschurch.com/

Bernadette:

http://bernadetteseacrest.com/

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The Goat Farm Presents Vari-Okey!

Published July 17th, 2012

An old abandoned factory in Atlanta has been transformed into and artist colony called the Goat Farm. Mostly because there are a herd of goats and one mean dog in a pasture out front.

A few times a year they host Vari-okey. Part variety show, part Karaoke free for all. This evenings performers included Danger Woman, Blondie and the band Jesus Lord.

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Quotes

Published August 17th, 2011

ā€œ Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one Iā€™m going to take tomorrow."

ā€“ Imogen Cunningham

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