Photographer Barbara Cohen is passionately devoted to exploring the artistic possibilities of her medium. By combining her love of people with a world traveler’s perspective, she captures images that reflect the inner subtleties of her subjects. Her work is deeply personal and has been well-received in numerous galleries and magazines nationally. Barbara lives in Dallas with her husband Jason, owner of Forbidden Gallery in Exposition Park, and their two dogs. This month, her work appears in our story about the growing controversy in Deep Ellum on p. 22.
Assistant art director Lesley Busby is the latest addition to the D Magazine design team. A Harding University graduate with a B.F.A. in graphic design, Lesley began her career with Damar Communications in Yardley, Pennsylvania. After moving to Dallas two years ago, she worked as an art director for Dockery House Publishing, directing Sally Magazine for Sally Beauty Company and Back Porch Home and Garden Magazine.
Photographer Nicole Nelson got her start shooting “old-time” photos at Universal Studios in Hollywood. “Once you’ve photographed Ozzy Osbourne wearing a 1940s wedding dress, you’re prepared for anything,” she says. Nicole and her husband Erik now live in Dallas, where she shoots fashion and lifestyle photography for many local and national clients. This month her photography graces our cover and the fall fashion page on p. 36. The consensus during the fashion shoot: “There’s nothing quite like shooting fall sweaters in the 95-degree heat.” Ah, Texas.
Illustrator Gary Locke draws pictures from his studio behind his house near Rogersville, Missouri. He received a speeding ticket in Texas last May in front of his lovely, Baptist wife Teener, and his fine, obedient Baptist children Adam, Amber, and Erin. Gary didn’t deserve the ticket, and the patrolman didn’t need to be so sarcastic with him. Nevertheless, his family’s vacation in Humble (pronounced “Umble”) with a day trip to Galveston was enjoyable, productive, and sunny. This month Gary’s work accompanies Tim Rogers’ First Person column on p. 28.