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I bought my first 35mm SLR upon graduating from Michigan State University in 1967, and set up a small darkroom. While in Philadelphia, then Chicago, in the late '60's I took photos of the people and places around me. Two photographs from my time as a VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) in 1968 Chicago were published in the book Human Rights - Issues for a New Millenium by Linda Jacobs Altman (Enslow Publishers 2002) and another in Knocking on Doors - VISTA Volunteers Remember 1965-1971, (Harvard Bookstore Press 2010).

After entering law school in 1970, I put the camera down. For the next 35 years, I spent every waking moment on the law, as a private attorney, Clinton County NY District Attorney, and Plattsburgh NY City Court Judge. Over the last several years, inspiring workshops with the late photographer Nancy Rotenberg greatly opened me up to the beauty of the world, and to my own creativity. I now see color, pattern and texture wherever I look, and completely enjoy immersing myself in the experience of photography.

 

In January 2015, I spent a fascinating 10 days in Cuba with a small photography group, and have selected photographs that will give you a glimpse of the cities of Havana and Trinidad.  Besides roaming the streets, we were able to spend time in a boxing gym, ballet classes, with an Afro-Carribean dance troupe, a ballerina, and roam through three old mansions.  There are new galleries for each of these cities, and more Cuba photos in the two Eye-ing Color galleries, as well as in Patterns and Textures.

 

In 2014, we enjoyed a fantastic month in New Zealand, full of beautiful landscapes and wonderful people!  I've put some of the highlights in a special gallery.  My newest gallery is Morocco - a wonderfully different world for me!  And one, filled with color, pattern and texture - from ocean to desert.


Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing a print of any image you see here, would like to see more of my work, or if you would like to explore having custom photographs of your garden, home or other special place. I'd be happy to add you to my email list for shows; just contact me with your information.



All Photographs

Morocco

Morocco

Cuba - Havana

Cuba - Havana

Cuba - Trinidad Streets

Cuba - Trinidad Streets

New Zealand Highlights

New Zealand Highlights

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Eye-ing Color: A Sampler

Eye-ing Color:  A Sampler

Eye-ing Color II

Eye-ing Color II

Patterns

Patterns

The Textures of Place

The Textures of Place

Sunrises

Sunrises

Water Textures

Water Textures

Water . . . Colors

Water . . . Colors

New Hampshire Fall Color

New Hampshire Fall Color

Prince Edward Island, Canada

Prince Edward Island, Canada

NYC Street Shooting

NYC Street Shooting

Nina Winkel Sculpture Court - Plattsburgh State University

Nina Winkel Sculpture Court - Plattsburgh State University

Hands in Nina Winkel Sculptures - Plattsburgh State University Art Museum

Hands in Nina Winkel Sculptures - Plattsburgh State University Art Museum

Wabi Sabi - Seeing the Beauty in the Imperfect

Wabi Sabi - Seeing the Beauty in the Imperfect
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Guestbook for Penelope Clute Fine Art Photography
55.Howard Jennings(non-registered)
Loved the portraits and vivid colors!
54.Edward Schiffler(non-registered)
Great pictures, enjoyed them very much.
53.Howard Jennings(non-registered)
Congratulations Penny on your new imagery. I am enjoying following your passion!
52.Steve Gentile(non-registered)
WOnderful work Penny - I heard your conversation on WAMC this afternoon and was so anxious to see what you saw in Cuba, particularly not the standard expected photos. The colors in Trinadad are so vibrant and alive with color.
If you plan to return please contact me I would love to discover this, as an ethnographer and photographer. Keep up the good work!
51.Tom Nicholas(non-registered)
Your photography has taken a major leap in the past few years. Very fine work.
Strong composition and use of available color. I enjoyed viewing every frame