Koi Kimono

Koi are symbols of friendship and love in Japan. The delicate washes that make the koi in this image so luminous were created with my favorite new app, Popsicolor.

Apps: 6x6, Popsicolor, Filterstorm, Snapseed, Scratchcam, Superimpose 


Doll face kimono

The kimono shape is a versatile canvas for whatever interesting images come my way.

Apps: 6x6, Filterstorm, Snapseed, Scratchcam, Superimpose, Moku Hanga, Diptic



In Tokyo, Ginza is an upscale shopping district. In DC, Ginza is a lovely boutique in Dupont Circle with all things Japanese. This image is my interpretation of their beautiful merchant tansu.

Apps: Hipstamatic, Filterstorm, Scratchcam, Superimpose


Wabi Sabi II

This kimono was created on the train from DC to NYC. There was great freedom in knowing from the start that the result would be imperfect.

Apps: Filterstorm, Scratchcam, Artista Oil, Snapseed, WordFoto, Superimpose


Wabi Sabi

This kimono isn't perfect, but I just like the wabi-sabi nature of it.

Apps: Filterstorm, Superimpose, Touch Retouch, Snapseed, Artista Oil, Scratchcam


Step Kimono

It was great fun to assemble this kimono from a Hipstamatic image of the steps leading to the garden at Croydon Hall in Somerset.

Apps: Hipstamatic (John S lens and BlacKeys Supergrain film), Filterstorm, Pic Grunger, Juxtaposer, Scratchcam


Barn Kimono II

Up close, the side of the barn revealed a native calligraphy suited more to a Japanese fabric than a structure for housing hay bales. 

Apps: Hipstamatic, Filterstorm, Pic Grunger, Juxtapose, Superimpose