Carolyn Marks Blackwood
I remember, at about age five or six, being woken up and frightened by a thunderstorm. I went into my parents bedroom crying. My Dad got up and took my hand and led me upstairs to a guest room which had a clear open view to the sky. He got a chair and I stood on it, and we watched the storm together. He taught me that if you counted the seconds between the lightning flash and thunder, you could measure the distance of the storm-5 seconds equals 1 mile - that night changed my fear of storms into fascination and instilled me with a lifelong love, which gets fully expressed as a photographer. I think of my father with every storm.
Carolyn Marks Blackwood was born in Anchorage, Alaska. After living and working in New York City, she moved to the Hudson Valley where she continues in the tradition of American landscape painters in the Hudson River School. Her photographs have been exhibited internationally and she has produced feature films including The Dig, Philomena, and The Duchess.
Skies of America ::: Ornette Coleman
Apocalypse Across The Sky: Gabahay ::: The Master Musicians of Jajouka
And The Gods Made Love ::: Jimi Hendrix
The Protecting Veil ::: John Tavener
On The Corner/Under The Skies ::: Miles Davis
Under The Falling Sky ::: Bonnie Raitt
Cloud Dancing ::: The Roches
Clouds Hanging Low ::: The Missionaries
Ingoma ::: Royal Drummers of Burundi
Walk in Beauty with Journal of the Plague Years