My name is Kathy and I have an analog soul

Japan Relief Effort

Come One, Come All!

Have a busy weekend coming up.  Tonight from 6-9pm I will be at East Village Uncorked in Pompano Beach, FL.  This is a fun and free event with wine tastings, food vendors, and a chance to get acquainted with numerous local vendors in the East Village Shops.  Of course, you can also peruse the local vendors wares such as myself  😉

I will have a table there selling my photography and have printed up many new images for the occasion.  I have added many new images to my transportation (cars, specifically), music and “Japanese Inspiration” sections.

On Sunday, June 5, I will be attending a benefit.  It is to fund a new music program under the Dan Marino Foundation named in the honor of local music supporter Jimmy Pagano who sadly lost his life a few weeks ago. It is the Jimmy Pagano Memorial Tribute & Benefit and I am donating a framed “Row of Resonators” to the raffle for the fund.  So, come on by and know that you are contributing to a great cause!

Row of Resonators


My first slideshow video featuring Japanese Inspiration images

Tried an online service for making some different slideshows, but found it rather cumbersome and didn’t quite get the results I was looking for.  I had read about Windows Movie Maker and thought I’d give it a try.   It was very easy and intuitive to use and this is what I came up with.

These Japanese Inspiration images are available on my website here:  Analog Soul Photography


Kathy’s Cameras 02 – Vintage Original Diana Camera

This is the second in my series introducing my collection of film cameras.   This one features the lovely and talented original Diana plastic camera from the 1960s.


Heartache for a place I’ve never been…Japan

Over the last week hearing about the devastation and seeing the chilling imagery on television has made me think about these people and their suffering.  I can not even conceive of what they must be going through…I live in South Florida and certainly saw some with Hurricane Wilma, but that pales in comparison.  It was nothing compared to what happened in New Orleans with Katrina and now this tragedy in Japan.

"Zen Garden" shot with vintage Minolta Minoltina AL-s

I have adored Japan for so long for wonderful traditions, food, and culture.  I even purchased an English to Japanese dictionary and a tour book for the day that I do get to go.  From the Harajuku girls of Tokyo to the wonder of Mt. Fuji…it is a place I can only dream of visiting one day.  For these reasons, I wondered what I, a person of little means, could do for Japan.

"Knot a Big Tree" shot with plastic Holga camera

Upon thinking about it for the last few days, I remembered a time that I went with my husband and friends to the Japanese gardens in Delray Beach, Florida.  I took many images that day with my trusty old Minolta Minoltina AL-s rangefinder and plastic Holga cameras.  Being at this place is a small substitution for the real thing.  I got images of beautiful blue tile roofs, zen gardens, and picturesque bridges.

"Zen Lake View" shot with plastic Holga camera

I finally thought of what I could do…I will sell the Japanese themed images that I shot at the gardens and send a portion of the profits to a charity organization that is directly involved with helping those in need in Japan.  The images here are just a sampling of what I will be offering.  Click on any of these images to see more in my gallery on the website.

"Zen Scene" shot with vintage Minolta Minoltina AL-s

Also keep in mind that any items purchased through my website are not signed as they are shipped directly from the manufacturer.  If you would like hand-signed and titled versions, contact me directly and I can get those to you.  Direct from me prices are for an 8×10 (approx) print in an 11×14 mat one for $29, 2 for $50, or 3 for $60.  Again, with any images sold from my “Japanese Inspiration” series will have a portion of the proceeds send for relief in Japan, whether from the website or me directly.