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 ©2004-2017, 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
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Zuiko “kit lenses”: 14-45mm & 40-150mm
Zuiko 35mm macro
Zuiko 70-300mm
M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm
Zuiko 9-18mm
M.Zuiko ED 12-50mm
Zuiko 50mm macro (a favorite)
M.Zuiko ED 60mm macro (another 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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5th Annual Host Hullabaloo!
Spring 2014 @ Solo


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

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  • Joined: March 2011

Journal

My Work in "Free for All 2017" Exhibition at Exhibitions Without Walls (link corrected)

Exhibitions Without Walls, a virtual online gallery space, sent out a call recently for a single work (photograph or traditional media) within the theme “Something New.” The aim was to attract recent works in which the artist used new techniques or pursued new subject matter. The final selection was juried for an online exhibition, and I was fortunate that my entry made the cut. / The…
Posted 19 days – 29 comments

Saying goodbye is never easy - farewell, sweet Taffy

The pets who bring so much joy to our lives inevitably bring sadness as well, for their lives are so much shorter than ours. For me, that reality is ever more salient now in my senior years as I had to say goodbye to my sweet Taffy, who had been with me for more than twelve years. / Taffy began life as a feral kitten, born on a large industrial property belonging to a petroleum pipeline company a…
Posted 3 months – 48 comments

Catching up on overdue "thank yous" for late 2016 sales

I really am running late! It’s the new year already, and I’m just now offering a belated “thank you” to buyers of my designs in late 2016. All buyers were anonymous, purchased a variety of designs and products, and came from several countries: USA, UK, Australia and Germany. Thank you all for helping make 2016 a really good year for me on Redbubble! / One Sticker (small) o…
Posted 4 months – 24 comments

Interview and samples of my work online at Exhibitions Without Walls

I was recently honored with a request for an interview to accompany a showing of my work at the Exhibitions Without Walls website, and that feature is now live. I think the site did a great job of presenting the interview together with a sampling of my photographs. I invite you to take a look for yourself at the two-page feature here (click on “INTERVIEW WITH CELESTE MOOKHERJEE” at th…
Posted 7 months – 36 comments
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