The Contradance Calendar FAQ
How many years have you published the calendar?
2012 was the first one, so this is the second year.
Where are the photos from?
The photographs in the calendar are from all over the continent: New England, California, Seattle, and Canada.
When were they taken?
All the big shots are recent work, from 2011 and 2012. The smaller photos go back as far as 2006.
Who else worked on the calendar?
Joanne Lauterjung Kelly, of
Muse Indigo designed the calendar. She is living overseas, and worked on this year's calendar from Myanmar.
Dick Busher of Cosgrove Editions
managed the prepress and conversion of the files to CYMK. He works only on high-end fine art publications.
AdPro Litho in Mukilteo, WA did a fabulous job in printing a quality showcase for the work.
How long have you been photographing contra dances?
Since 1988, which is when I first started dancing. It has become the significant personal project of my photographic life. The
archive is many tens of thousands of images now.
Um, what is contra dance?
So glad you asked! Here's one of my videos
Where can we see more of your contra dance photos?
You can find it on Facebook. I post new work there all the time. You don't
have to be on Facebook to see the page.
Where can we buy the calendar?
Here on the website, of course. CDSS also has them for sale in their store, and that helps support CDSS. If you keep track of my
travels this fall, I will bring them to the dances I go to.
Are there discounts for non-profit groups to buy them in bulk for resale?
You bet! There's more info on that on the Buy Now Page.
Where will you be travelling this fall?
Still working on that. I will be at the 75th Anniversary Lovett Hall dance in Dearborn, MI on 10/28/12. I want to do a sweep
through the South around then too, and I'll probably be in New England in January. My home dance is the Lake City dance on
Thursdays in Seattle, where you can often find me.
What are your plans for the future with this calendar?
I hope that the calendar becomes a regular fixture in the community, and that I will produce it every year for the forseeable
future. I want the sales to support local dance organizations and I only need to make enough to cover production and support my
travels to shoot future calendars.