Jes Lee

Ada Lovelace Day

When I pledged to post in honor of Ada Lovelace DayAdaLovelaceDay09 I never realized it would be the day I was leaving on a two week long trip to Japan or that things could possibly get so crazy before leaving on a trip.  So sadly, this post will be much more general and short than I originally wanted it to be, but, I have a feeling that this will not be my only post on this topic…
My Ada Lovelace post goes out to a few of my favorite women artists, and a few that I have met briefly along the way.
To Julia Margaret Cameron who focused herself towards learning the technology of photography – learning the workings of the camera, learning the technology of the developing chemicals, and printing her images. She never gave up perfecting her techniques of coating glass for negatives, working on exposure settings, or creating her art. I give her so many props! With as much of a clutz as I feel I am sometimes, I can’t ever imagine using glass negatives!
To Diane Arbus – at times my muse. Another who perfected the technology of capturing her world with her camera, capturing the faces of the people she related to, and those of the people who fascinated her. She always brought her camera with her. I try to do the same.
To Georgia O’Keeffe who studied the technologies of painting and drawing and capturing her world with her favorite mediums. She has shown me that no project is too big.

Happy Ada Lovelace Day!