Author Archives: Diane Huntress

Great arts education from grade school in Kansas to a BFA in Creative Arts. Over 20 years in editorial and business photography specializing in portraits of people and the built environment. At the same time, to stay in the creative flow, I exhibit in galleries and museums.

Larimer Square Celebrates 50 Years

What did Dana Crawford do in 1965? She “formed Larimer Associates, to change the face of the 1400 block of Larimer Street by refurbishing the buildings, creating courtyards and leasing to office and retail tenants.”  “Larimer Square was born.”  Denver Urban Renewal Authority save the 1400 block from demolition. Dana is the beautiful, smiling woman […]

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Month of Photography Opening 2015

I’m keeping the spirit of the Month of Photography Denver 2015 alive with a series of moments captured during this year’s celebration.  The MoP is a biennial celebration of fine art photography with hundreds of collaborative public events throughout Denver and the Region during March and April.  It is organized by photographer and curator, Mark Sink. […]

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Mary Ellen Mark Dies at 75

Mary Ellen Mark Dies at 75 Just look at the portrait of her which accompanies this story. The photo credit:  Mary Ellen Mark in 2000. Credit Chris Felver/Getty Images It’s engaging and full of character, just like her work. This is the last line of the story –  it speaks to me… “I would die […]

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Cannes cafe’

Hey that’s me!  Sitting at a cafe’ on the Croisette in Cannes, France!  The Cannes Film festival had opened and behind me was a crowd waiting to catch a glimpse of Brad Pitt at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez in 2013.  Much of the daytime action is based around this hotel where our favorite radio […]

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Animal print shoes in Italian wine village.

One of the joys of being a photographer is the chance to meet and photograph so many unique people.  In the process of creating images for my Picture Italia project based in the NW Italian wine producing region of Piedmont, many wonderful winemakers have been helpful. Daniela Saffirio of Mauro Veglio Winery is one of the best. […]

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Bethany & Rufus musical artists

Baur’s is back!  And, so is listening in the Historic Baur’s Building which was originally a “virtual palace of sweets:  cases of candy, cakes and a soda fountain” at 1512 Curtis Street in downtown Denver. Last night I had to put down my glass of wine and get out my iPhone with perfect hipstamatic app […]

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Celebrating International Jazz Day

From exquisite dissonance and edgy music to tropical harmonies the MHQ Jazz Sextet celebrated the release of their new CD, “Hear, Here”  in an artful space, the Mike Wright Gallery on Wazee Street in Denver’s LoDo neighborhood last night. “One of the joys of listening to jazz in an art gallery is the opportunity to spend […]

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Fish Out of Water in the Month of Photography

Have you ever felt like a fish out of water? This is “Yipes!” from my “Sometimes I Feel Like A Fish Out of Water” Series.  It is a featured photograph at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Arts, downtown Denver for the Month of Photography Denver 2015. It’s part of a split […]

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Golden Seed photo mural #5

The client presented me with criteria he hoped I would meet in creating this finished photograph. The finished work needed to be – 1) graphic and bold 2) show part of the building and LoDo 3) be something visually unexpected to visitors, tennants and passers by. They all love it and so do I. The […]

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Note taking from paper to Apple’s Notes

The Importance of Note Taking – “Note taking is one of my favourite pastimes. I can’t tell you where I’d be if I hadn’t had a pen on hand to write down my ideas (or more importantly, other people’s) as soon as they came to me. Some of Virgin’s most successful companies have been born from […]

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