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Originally created with a website previously run by Andrea Micheloni

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Update: August 2010

My interest in photography began when my father gave me an old Brownie box camera to play with when I was about 3 or 4 years old. Through his and my mom, MJ, Lauren (The Judge), and Michaela (was curtie) continuing support, I take pictures of they and my idiosyncratic town with its urban art--with its neverending collage of Guadalupe iconography and fascinating mix of architectural styles. I also enjoy drawing graphic abstractions, creating the occasional digital collage, and making art with fiber and needle. My first camera was a Leica iiic, loaned from my dad to me so I could take pictures for my high school newspaper. A few years ago, I received a gift of a Zeiss-Nicor bellows camera from a very special family friend, and now I shoot 120 film with other antique or toy cameras. They are fun and always spark up the conversation when I am out shooting pictures, especially in downtown El Paso or traveling.

In spring 2008, I earned a master's in Rhetoric and Writing Studies from UTEP, where I had also completed a B.A. in Creative Writing/Humanities in 2006. I entered the Ph.D. Writing and Rhetoric Studies program in Fall 2006 and will begin doctoral core courses in Fall 2008. My main interest lies in the areas of rhetorical theory as applied to photography, graffiti, other forms of visual expression, writing centers, and social media, blogs, and other types of online compositioning.
New look :: Sitting and just smiling - Taos :: Portrait of Curtie - Another view, straight BW - OBEY OBEY
The Judge & Typewriter - Downtown in January: Elegance - Guadalupe mural by Mario Colin - Radio TV Hospital-near Piedras Street


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el paso photo blog: chacal-la-chaise.blogspot.com/
Moleskine 'skineart: 'skinart :: chacal
chacal la chaise on Tumblr: chacal-la-chaise.tumblr.com/
chacal la chaise on Twitter: www.twitter.com/chacal_lachaise
¡fuckyeahguadalupe! on Tumblr: fuckyeahguadalupe.tumblr.com/
el chuco store fronts on Tumblr: elchucostore.tumblr.com/
chacal teaches on Tumblr: chacalteaches.tumblr.com/



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    karenjeannette says:

    "ms. la chaise is like a flickr dynamo. she's a fabulous "contact," and she makes me want to see more of west texas."

    August 1st, 2005

Joined:
January 2005
Hometown:
El Paso, Texas
Currently:
El Paso, Texas, United States of America
I am:
Female and Taken
Occupation:
Lecturer, UTEP
Website:
chacal la chaise :: this cat's up a tree