Miriam’s passion for photography goes beyond her passion for press photography. In fact, this artist has been always particularly interested in avant-garde, experimental photography. This particular project, “My Muse and I Series of Self Portraits”, was taken at the turn of 2009, and is the result of a blend of conspicuous photographic and artistic techniques. Surprisingly, these pictures could have technically been taken at the very beginning of the sixties since all the used equipment was already available in most of the Western World at this time. This work is seen by her maker as European Naturalism. Naturalism, a photographic movement with its origins in North America, was the pioneering of contemporary photography as we know it. Nowadays, photography, and the progressive, “free” stateof- art visual aesthetics which lead the Western world would have never come into existence without Naturalism. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Tasha Cotter's work has recently appeared in or is forthcoming in Booth, The Rumpus, Contrary Magazine, and elsewhere. Her fiction was recently nominated for a storySouth Million Writers award, and her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net Anthology 2011. You can find her online at www.tashacotter.com. Holly Day is a housewife and mother of two living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her poetry has recently appeared in Hawai’i Pacific Review, The Oxford American, and Slipstream. Her book publications include Music Composition for Dummies, Guitar-All-in-One for Dummies, and Music Theory for Dummies, which has recently been translated into French, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese.