film industries and writing songs and screenplays on the side, O'Ross
took up photography in 1994. She bought a bare-bones, 35mm, student
camera from a fellow employee. Under his guidance, she began shooting
flowers, bridges, fences and other things.
"It wasn't perfect, but it was pure love," she said. "Over time
and many errors, I learned to see the beauty in small things and how
to put it on film, trading up in camera equipment as I went along."
Today, she shoots with twin Canons, a couple of lenses, a few
filters, a flash and better film -- Fuji's Provia or Velvia. They are
slower slide films with rich color saturation for tapping the true
colors of tulips, irises, flowering trees and grasses in seed.
"In recent years, I have turned also to people of all ages. Never
mundane or boring, people have a spark, the essence of life I feel
lucky to capture," she said.
At Patrick's Cafe, the emphasis is art, and that includes the mix
of coffees, teas, smoothies, pastries, salads and sandwiches.
Upstairs in the cafe is a loft where artists hang photos and
paintings. For this exhibit, additional works have been displayed on
the ground floor. The exhibit will be up throughout the month.
BEST CHEVY 2003 SOUGHT BY ROAD'ERS
A special trophy will be awarded to the best Chevy 2003 when the
Road'ers Car Club honors Chevy Night at its monthly Cruise In from 6
to 9 tonight at Bob's Big Boy, 1407 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale.
Several other trophies will also be awarded. There will be
raffles, prizes and D.J. Jim spinning his oldies but goodies. All
classic, antique and hot rods are welcome. For more information, call
Rick Fox at 240-9461.
SCHOOL STUDENTS PERFORM ORIGINAL DANCES
The Glendale/Burbank Dance Invitational for middle and high school
students will be at 8 tonight at Glendale Community College in the
Sierra Nevada Gym Dance Theater.
Students from area schools will showcase original choreography, as
well as present a dance performance for the adjudicated event.
Tickets are $5 each at the door. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Seating
is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more
information, call 240-1000, ext. 5646.