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Me in a nutshell: passionate about photography, especially nature subjects.

In my descriptions, I often refer to “my local botanical garden,” which is South Coast Botanic Garden on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in California, USA. If you are in the area, let me know. I love meeting other photographers!

Published on Blurb: my 60-page photo book, Art in Nature: A Little Book of Nature’s Wonders. The book is available in softcover and hardcover (with upgraded premium paper) as well as ebook format (for iPad, iPhone and iPad Touch) at the Blurb Bookstore. You can preview ALL PAGES (nothing held back) from the link below:

Preview Art in Nature HERE

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My work is NOT in the Public Domain. My work is protected under U.S. and International Copyright and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, edited, altered, published, distributed, or transmitted via any medium without my express written permission IN ADVANCE. Please do NOT pin my work on Pinterest. All images are copyright ©2004-2014, Celeste Mookherjee, all rights reserved.

My background is in film photography (including black and white and color darkroom experience), but I had a long period of inactivity until I bought a point-and-shoot digital camera in 2004 and learned to hate “shutter lag.” I moved up to my first DSLR (an Olympus E-300) in 2005 and have been immersed in photography ever since.

My gear:

Olympus E-300
Olympus E-510
Olympus E-5
Zuiko “kit lenses”: 14-45mm & 40-150mm
Zuiko 35mm macro
Zuiko 70-300mm
Zuiko 9-18mm
Zuiko 50mm macro (my favorite)
Zuiko Macro Extension Tube EX-25
Lensbaby Composer Pro & Sweet 35
Manfrotto tripod
Slik monopod
homemade diffuser/scrim

I also have a long-standing presence on Flickr

I am a Getty Images Artist.

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Angel Artist of the Month, May 2014


March 2014


5th Annual Host Hullabaloo!
Spring 2014 @ Solo


See my work in VaVoom’s, A Tribute to Women,
sponsored by Solo Exhibition


May 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition

Recent Winners – RedBubble Group Challenges

Recent Top 10 Placements – RedBubble Group Challenges

Recently Featured in RedBubble Groups

Published Work

  • Joined: March 2011

Journal

Gardens in Focus - Competition 4 Finalists

As I told you in a previous journal article, I was honored to have five of my photographs among the 100 Finalists in Competition 4, Gardens in Focus (Royal Botanical Garden, Sydney, Australia) and two of those five judged as Grand Finalists. The 100 Finalists were shown during the recent exhibition in a photo movie that has now been posted online (it’s the first movie at the top of the link…
Posted 17 days – 12 comments

Please welcome my sister to Redbubble

Some of you already know I have a sister (Marylou), and that she is also a photographer. Now you can see her work very easily because she has joined Redbubble and has been very busy adding to her portfolio here. / Marylou lives in Australia (near Brisbane) and is quite the world traveler, as you will see from her photos. / Please visit Marylou’s RB Profile and leave a comment or two to welc…
Posted 27 days – 23 comments

Offline for a time

My Mac’s boot drive failed overnight. Not sure how soon I will be functioning again, although I do have backups. I am posting this from my iPad via wifi at the public library. / Obviously I won’t be posting photos or commenting for now. :)
Posted about 1 month – 10 comments

Sold two throw pillows!

Thank you to the anonymous buyer who purchased these two throw pillows today (18-inch, cover only). The first is titled “Red powder puff” and the second “Morning glorious.”
Posted about 1 month – 44 comments