Most everyone knows me as a photographer and looking through that lens has given me the chance to express and give my gift
I love being able to see the beauty in you. Giving that to you.
Over the years, while getting to know thousands of people I have developed the eye that sees light everywhere and sees the beauty, the light, in everyone.
And that has brought me to my calling:
When I went to be videotaped by Cliffdweller Digital for the Woman of Influence award presentation, I was asked:
“Listen young lady, here’s the deal…” I said, “we only have one thing to do in this life and that’s to find the thing that makes us shiny, that really lights us up and once we identify it, we better make sure that that thing leads our work and our lives. We better shine that light as big and as bright and as far and as wide as we can in this short life. Cause we owe it to the rest of the world and we owe it to ourselves.”
how we are best able to make the change we want to see in the world by bringing our whole selves to the table. I want to be a part of a generation of women that lead with their hearts and intuition.
Albuquerque Business First’s 10th annual Women of Influence event will bring together some of the most powerful and innovative women in New Mexico.
These women come from diverse fields, and their journeys show that they are experts in the art of transforming challenges into opportunities.
Our judges selected 30 honorees across six industry categories. The winner of each category will be revealed at an elegant awards dinner at Sandia Casino on March 6.
This year we received more than 450 nominations, a record. We asked the public to nominate the women they consider to be the mentors, innovators, leaders and role models in the Albuquerque community, and nominees were asked to submit an application with information about themselves for our judging process. Judges evaluated the applicants on their professional achievement, leadership and community involvement.
Albuquerque Business First would like to thank our dedicated and fearless judges, who reviewed hundreds of pages of applications and made their selections in a thorough and thoughtful discussion process. Our 2014 judges were H. Patrick Dee, US Bank; Natasha Martell Jackson, Intel Corp.; Marti Partridge, Colliers International; and Kim Sanchez Rael, startup entrepreneur, venture capitalist and investor. Judges recused themselves from voting on any applicant with which they had close ties.
from Kyle: I am deeply honored and quite amazed to be included in such an esteemed group of women. There will be an awards dinner on March 6th, and I really look forward to meeting everyone there!
Thank you to everyone involved.
at Mariposa Gallery
3500 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
December 6, 2013-January 2, 2014.
The exhibition, titled “remembering who we are: redivining the feminine dream” features a photographic study of the sacred feminine. The opening meet-the-artist reception is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2013. I’ll also attend the annual Nob Hill Shop ‘n’ Stroll on Saturday, December 7, 2013.
In addition, the following day, Saturday, the 7th of December, I will be performing with a dear friend, Nell Weatherwax in
‘Redivining Each Other’
a spirited multi-media storytelling hour starring Kyle Zimmerman and Nell Weatherwax
Saturday, December 7, 3:30pm
Aux Dog Theater
3011 Monte Vista Blvd NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Tickets : Donations at door
(a portion of the proceeds to benefit a local women’s needs organization)
Springing from our desire to encourage the divine,
to lift, hold and carry one another,
‘Redivining Each Other’ calls us to shine our brightest lights.
Images not shown in the concurrent exhibit
accompanied by true stories told live by two women held by each other through the years.
Remembering Who We Are- Redivining the Feminine Dream-
I have been working on this collection of work for a year now. It began with my icons, I called them the Goddesses and then the Arcana. I gathered a group of women in one place and with a ferocious intensity, the group of mere mortals came into their power.
My parameters were simple. Women and nature. The elements. The forces of the feminine that are not always qualified as female. Like intellect, creation, wisdom…
EARTH: The strong poses came first, these first images were very determined ideas, my desire to celebrate the ways the feminine is one with nature, and to explore the ways we define femininity. Born out of a desire for collaboration and spontineity, I spent time afterward sharing them with people and found that they acted as a mirror …
AIR: I believe that my artistic strength and the qualities I value in myself are non-perfectionism and my trust in the magic of random actions.then months of inner work on my part, rolling around the need to communicate the vitality, the movement the ways that these qualities manifest in our everyday lives.
FIRE: The silks were shot in a spirit of magical alchemy. Double and triple exposures in camera with minimal post processing of the figures.
WATER: This narrative is emotionally charged and wrestled out of my unconscious with love and and attempt to heal.
I am honored to work with incredible artists.
I could not have made this collection without the help of my friends, Christine Longthorp, a local floral artist and the makeup team of Rebekah Wiggins, to Cynthia Sousa- Sparks for holding space, the assistance and inspiration of my teammate, Max Woltman and the gentle support of Kate Livingston. My husband, Shane Harley for the days and months of holding me, inspiring and encouraging me while I birthed this project. And for Pat and Barbara Carr, whose printing mastery and wisdom kept me grounded. And of course, the goddesses, the women who leapt and spun and gave everything for the spirit of all of us. Thank you Goddesses.
Julie England Morris
All my love.
The press release for this show follows:
Albuquerque, N.M. Noted Albuquerque photographer Kyle Zimmerman’s new exhibition explores archetypes of femininity at Mariposa Gallery, December 6, 2013-January 2, 2014. The exhibition, titled “remembering who we are: redivining the feminine dream,” features a photographic study of the sacred feminine. The opening meet-the-artist reception is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2013. The artist will also attend the annual Nob Hill Shop ‘n’ Stroll on Saturday, December 7, 2013.
“In my work, I am paid to make beautiful photographs of people,” says Zimmerman. “Many of my subjects, mostly women, do not feel this way. One of my gifts is to help people connect with their true, authentic selves. In effect, I’m reminding them of what is already there; we are perfect in our imperfection, beautiful an enough, just the way we are. The story I’m telling here is one of our connection to nature and the range of the divine feminine in all of us.”
These images of female nudes joined with the elements–air, earth, fire, water–are printed on paper, wood, glass and silk and accompanied by a QR code-accessed multi-media presentation. The series represents the connection all people have with the divine feminine.
The show is grounded by the “icons.” These images were made to remind us of our saints, our goddesses, our mothers. These images are an intentional portrayal of the ways the feminine rules. Over a year, Zimmerman photographed the women again, using in-camera multiple exposures and random techniques as a way of celebrating the range of our strengths and struggles.
Zimmerman used her empathic ability to elicit and capture unsuppressed expressions of the inner strengths and vulnerabilities at the core of the feminine.
“I want the viewer to experience how there is more than one way of seeing ourselves. I’ll feel that I’ve succeeded if the work gets people talking. I offer these stories to act as a reminder, a totem, a talisman of the beauty that lives within us all,” she says.
Mariposa Gallery is located at 3500 Central Avenue SE (southwest corner of Central and Amherst SE). The exhibition opens on Friday, December 6, from 5 – 8 pm with an additional artist reception as part of the annual Nob Hill Shop ‘n’ Stroll event, the next day, Saturday, December 7 from 5 – 8 p.m. The exhibition continues through January 2, 2014.
For more information about the exhibition, Kyle Zimmerman Photography, and its services, call 505-232-6986 or visit kylezimmermanphotography.com/remembering. Photos attached, and available at this link: http://kylezimmermanphotography.com/images-for-rem…ho-we-are-show/
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On Tuesday we went downtown to spend the morning with our local LGBTIQ+ community as they gathered and started applying for marriage licenses, on this, the very first day it was legal to do so in our county. There were couples there that have been together over 40 years. They were overcome with joy at finally being able to make their union legal. Ministers, Rabbis, Priests, and all sorts of ordained marriage makers were milling about, at the ready to marry anyone who asked. We were capturing the story and making wedding memory photos in a buzzing blur of happy energy.
There were flowers and wishes and vows and clapping, bubbles, kisses and warm warm hugs. There wasn’t a dry eye on the plaza.
If you were there and would like to see our complete selection of images, or were married that day, and we photographed you, please email us here or call the studio at 505-232-6986, we would like to give you a gift of your photos!
The place was crawling with news people!
Maggie Oliver was PROUD!
Best 25 bucks ever spent!
Best time waiting EVER!
When couples emerged the whole room cheered!
When we were back on Central (as we say), Julie came to us for photos for her book, Comforting Soups Colorful Salads, at the time.
We loved our time together then and this week, Julie came back in to make images for her upcoming business that will help women connect with their inner sexiness and vibrancy! SHe brought dresses from the amazing store, Elsa Ross, in Nob Hill and we were FLOORED!
Thank you so much for making our day a little more snazzy!
Most of our clients know us as family, wedding, or business-headshot photographers… but did you know that we also shoot food? Take a look at our recent work with the Golden Crown Panaderia, our neighborhood bakery! We do all of their professional food photography. Many more delicious images to come! You can also follow our business facebook page at Kyle Zimmerman Photography – Business and the Golden Crown Panaderia here. And if you’re a “pinner” on Pinterest, follow us here!
Kyle Zimmerman and Max Woltman make a formidable team. From the start to the end of my session, I was made to feel totally comfortable and taken care of in a professional yet personal, passionate, artistic, and enthusiastic environment. I was accommodated in a way that completely exceeded my expectations. Kyle helped put together outfits for me that I never would have thought of. Backed by her expertise, she even sat down to discuss my goals with me and suggested which pictures would be best used for my various pursuits and endeavors. I walked in with a vision and Kyle and Max’s creativity took my pictures and the overall experience of my shoot to a whole other level which I will not soon forget. Thank you, Kyle and Max! Albuquerque is lucky to have you!!! Brynlyn Loomis from New York, NY
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