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Hi, I'm Tamera, a professional wedding, portrait and boudoir photographer in Colorado Springs. But this blog isn't about my professional work; no, it's a daily love note to my beautiful city, where I've lived for most of my life. I love it here and I hope you enjoy seeing Colorado Springs through my eyes and lens!

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25 April 2017

Jean-Michel Basquiat show at the MCA Denver

Pat and I hit up the "Basquiat Before Basquiat" show at the MCA Denver a couple of weekends ago. We're both big fans of the artist so we enjoyed seeing his early work from the years before he was discovered. We also checked out Ryan McGinley's unabashedly personal photographs on the second floor and the Wall Writers show in the basement. Really good stuff! Here are some images from the day.
Some of Basquiat's painted sweatshirts. Clearly he was endlessly, helplessly, voraciously creative.
Pat checking out a Basquiat painting.
These guys were doing a photo shoot all around the gallery. I think they must have been a band. We came across them in the Bubble Garden upstairs. The guy crouching inside the bubble had the biggest 'fro I've ever seen.
Ryan McGinley's photography, seemingly thousands of Polaroids.
I ended up on the same bench that this girl is lying on. I became engrossed by people crossing the street below me. Maybe I'll post pictures of them tomorrow.

24 April 2017

MCA Denver

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver is currently hosting a show of early Basquiat works. We checked it out on April 9th. I'll post some images from that (and more) tomorrow. Here's a moment I captured of one of the security personnel glancing out the window.

23 April 2017

Sunday Style!

I spotted this cool chick walking on Colfax in Denver a couple of weeks ago, and managed to get exactly one shot of her. Just look at her! So comfortable in her skin and her iconoclastic, rock and roll style. I found her footwear especially interesting -- an unexpected mashup of work/combat boots and cowboy boots. Not everyone could pull that off, but she does!

22 April 2017

Anatomical confusion

Pat and I had a great adventure this week at the top of a mountain, and I have many musings and photos to share, but I've been trying to catch up on work since we got home so I can't show you any of it just yet. I do, however, have this terribly anatomically incorrect depiction of a woman on the tailgate of a truck, spotted earlier this month in Denver. I must say, the artist either has severe astigmatism or they took a lot of artistic license with this poor woman's body! She apparently has no skeleton and is made of Silly Putty. 😉

21 April 2017


I found this ancient Volvo in the alley behind a friend's house on the west side. In color, you can see the many layers of paint and rust, but I prefer it in black and white.

20 April 2017


If you're a Colorado Springs expatriate, this photo might make you a little homesick. There are few things more uniquely local to this place than Starr Kempf's wonderful kinetic sculptures. This one can be found downtown, on Colorado between Tejon and Nevada, next to the Plaza of the Rockies.

19 April 2017

Blue man

Another image from Boulder. This busker was doing his thing on the Pearl Street Mall, and he was tearing it up! The Pearl Street Mall is always an interesting place for people watching.