by Janice Nigro I had a boyfriend in college who wasn’t much of a romantic. But he did leave me a surprise Valentine’s Day card once in a place where I wouldn’t have expected it. I remember the card still today. Without saying much, I felt it said, "I am thinking of you." The history... Continue Reading →
Do you think of artists as super-powered people? I did until I discovered underwater photography. Discovering my artistic side I tend to think of as a glorious accident, but I wonder, because underwater photography has all the elements that are important to me: travel, sport, art, and science. An Accidental Artist is a collection of... Continue Reading →
by Janice Nigro I have adventures, but I don’t think they are anything to really boast about today. With the Internet and diverse forms of modern day transport, it’s easy to get out. But making adventures happen when you are home takes a different kind of effort. It helps that I now live only about... Continue Reading →
My first solo exhibition for my underwater photographs-That's an animal?-goes up in just a few days. Here is a sneak preview of some of the photos that will go up in Java Man Coffee House, 157 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach, from July 2 to July 29, 2017. I had some fun coming up with... Continue Reading →
To scuba dive or not to scuba dive… by Janice Nigro I suppose being a scientist all of my life and being trained to adhere to the repetition of a so-called logical stepwise process (purpose, methods, results…repeat) has made me somewhat envious of more artistic types who can sit down and write a poetic sentence... Continue Reading →
favorite subjects to photograph by Janice Nigro Plenty of tongue-twisting words for underwater creatures exist. Somehow mine for most of my life was simply anemone. Even as I write this, spell correct just corrected the word anemone. For me, it remains a conscious effort to say or write this word correctly. Eventually I realized my... Continue Reading →
My second entry in the 5 day black and white challenge. Some more famous so-called celebrity backsides have been flooding/plaguing the internet lately. I thought I would challenge those photos with a classy photo of a nudibranch...sort of from behind...
Yikes my photos are usually all about color and I have been tagged in a black and white challenge. My first photo then is a black and white of a black and white nudibranch very up close...taken in Lembeh Strait, Indonesia. A friend calls them the Chanel nudibranch.
A summary of Raja Ampat, Gangga Island, Kungkungan Bay, (Indonesia) and Moalboal, Dauin, and Bohol (Philippines). My view of underwater. Highly "macro-ized" as my Canon G15 is not well equipped for wide angle. Some photos I have obviously taken artistic liberties with, but almost all are the natural colors highlighted by the strobes. My obsessions... Continue Reading →
Secret wishes at Kungkungan Bay by Janice Nigro I noticed the other day that my second pair of flip-flops this year is becoming worn out. The first pair only lasted... Continue Reading →