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

Recent Winners – Redbubble Group Challenges

Recent Top 10 Placements – Redbubble Group Challenges

Recently Featured in Redbubble Groups

Published Work

  • Joined: March 2011


Honorable Mention Award in PATTERNS 2017 EXHIBITION at Exhibitions Without Walls

I’m delighted to share some good news! My dahlia photograph, Purple Rain (a tribute to Prince), was awarded an Honorable Mention in the PATTERNS 2017 juried competition at Exhibitions Without Walls. The online exhibition went live today at Exhibitions Without Walls. It’s definitely worth a visit to see the top three winners, the special recognition award, the five honorable mentions, …
Posted 25 days – 17 comments

December Photographer of the Month

What a bright spot in my day! I just learned that wolftinz, host of This, That, and the Other Thing, has honored me as December Photographer of the Month in the group. I’m very happy with the photos he chose to display and with his wonderful comments on them. / Thank you, Wolf and group members!
Posted about 2 months – 16 comments

Limited time on RB for a while

I’m not able to spend much time at the computer, thanks to a fall last Thursday. At least there are no broken bones, but I am experiencing pain and somewhat limited movement. I was already behind on RB before this happened, and it looks as if I won’t be catching up very soon. So sorry to all who have been kind enough to leave comments on my works!
Posted about 2 months – 23 comments

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 9 months – 30 comments
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