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 ©2004-2015, 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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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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Published Work

  • Joined: March 2011

Journal

A big 'thank you' to recent purchasers

I’m catching up again, saying thanks to those who purchased the items below. The pillows all went to buyers in the UK and the sticker to someone in the USA. Thank you very much! / One Throw Pillow (small) of “Lemon-drop yellow” / One Sticker (small) of “Graceful dahlia petals” / Two Throw Pillows (medium) of “Lemon meringue” / Two Throw Pillows (medium) …
Posted 2 months – 20 comments

Sale: 25% off my photo book (through 6 May 2016 only)

If you have been thinking about purchasing a print copy of my 60-page photo book, Art in Nature: A Little Book of Nature’s Wonders, now would be the perfect time! Through 6 May 2016 only (until 11:59 p.m. local time), get 25% off one or more printed books (hardcover or softcover) when you use the code MYBOOKSALE25 at the Blurb checkout (sorry, does not apply to earlier purchases or to ebook…
Posted 4 months – 2 comments

Thank you to recent purchasers!

A big “thank you” to recent anonymous purchasers from the USA and the UK who made my day special! My most recent sales: / One iPhone 6 – Tough Case of “Mardi Gras!” / Two Throw Pillows (Large) of “Royalty”
Posted 6 months – 20 comments

My photo published in Wildlife Australia magazine

I’m proud to share the news that a photograph of mine appears in the Summer 2015 issue of Wildlife Australia magazine in an article entitled “How Ants Aid Seeds.” My photo is of an acacia/wattle seedpod (photo as it appears in my RB portfolio is shown below). The magazine’s website is here, and below I’ve added a reduced version of the page in the summer issue where …
Posted 8 months – 84 comments
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