Dec 26, 2018
<pdata-pm-slice="1 1 ">Deborah Triplett is an image
taker and garden maker. She is the principal photographer at
Deborah Triplett Photography, where she has been a working
professional photographer for over 25 years. Her work has been
shown at 1650 Gallery, Diane Hughes Gallery, Spirit Square Gallery
and at The Light Factory. Deborah was the primary photographer for
Skirt Magazine and a contributing photographer for NFocus,
Charlotte Viewpoint and Charlotte Magazine. She is the founder
of Yard Art Day, a city-wide event in Charlotte held every Labor
Day where neighbors place art of their own creation in their front
yards. She is a gardener and caretaker of Flowerhead Farm, a
private garden of whimsy and delight. Deborah studied photography
at Artography in Los Angeles and earns her on-going education in
the school of life.
This episode is perfect for anyone interested in
photography, what is beautiful, wabi-sabi, yard art, confronting
cancer, and love of family and friends.
- Deborah describes the photographs she takes
and what is most important in her work.
- She identifies what she looks for through the
lens of her camera.
- She reveals the one thing she wants other people to
know about her.
- She answers whether she thinks of her photography as
- Deborah discusses what is beautiful to her and
how her sense of beauty has changed.
- She describes what someone would see in her
garden and how it reflects who she is.
- She talks about Yard Art Day and how it makes
- She shares her love for ‘outsider
- Deborah reflects on two of her own personal Yard Art
- She reflects on growing up in Elkin, North Carolina, and the
love and dysfunction of her family.
- She discusses repeating family patterns and
what she learned in therapy.
- She reveals who she loved as a child and the
person she daydreamed of being.
- Deborah recalls moving to New York City and
her work as a stewardess.
- She remembers being the ‘old lady’ to the drummer of
Blood Sweat & Tears.
- She tells the story of making the cover of Playgirl
- She describes her first marriage and what she
- Deborah recalls how her second marriage led to her
career in photography.
- She shares why she returned to North Carolina and the
moment that shifted her life.
- She talks about being diagnosed with lung
cancer and the choice she made.
- She answers why it is important to her to talk about
- Deborah reveals the most important thing in her life and
what really matters.
plus Mark's Personal Word Essay: Wabi-Sabi
To learn more, visit On Life and Meaning