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FestiFools 2014

After the crazy-long winter — and FoolMoon’s frozen precipitation — we so appreciated the beautiful spring weather we got for FestiFools. I don’t know if we had a record-sized crowd, but it sure seemed like it. Keeping everyone’s hips shaking were THREE different drum troupes: FestiFools veternans U-M Groove was...

FoolMoon 2014

At 7:30pm, I was feeling a bit unsure about the impending FoolMoon. The weather was living up to the dire forecast — cold, drizzly, and gusty. And the customary throngs of luminary-wielding townsfolk were — not merely by coincidence, it seemed to me — nowhere to be seen out in...

FestiFools 2013

FestiFools 2013 was awesome — and, lasting just 60 minutes, also a blur. The weather was perfect, the amassed Fools were pumped and giddy, smiling faces abounded, music filled the street… (Also, every child under 12 got a free pony!) I was delighted to see so many friends and neighbors and...

FoolMoon 2013

It was great to see so many veteran and first-time Fools participating in FoolMoon 2013. Their energy was amazing — enthusiastic, creative, welcoming, friendly, and, as always, totally Foolish! Also, the weather more than cooperated, which isn’t something we in Ann Arbor take for granted. I’ve said much more in...

Catching Up with Selma Café

It’s been a couple of years since I last blogged about Selma Café. In case you don’t already know, Selma Café is a weekly breakfast fundraising party that happens every Friday morning in the home of Lisa Gottlieb. Each week a different guest chef makes breakfast for 200-250 guests, using ingredients...

FoolMoon 2012

The weather wasn’t nearly as warm as last year’s inaugural FoolMoon, but we were all thanking our lucky stars that it was at least dry. Precipitation, of any variety, may not have dampened the spirits of the most FoolHardy, but I fear it would have kept a lot of the...

FestiFools 2012

Irony: After a Foolish weekend steeped in “Language: The Human Quintessence,” I find myself utterly lacking … whaddaya call them things? … oh yeah, words. So we’ll let the photos do most of the talking. Honestly, I normally like to say more but I’m still catching my breath from the...

A Mad Dash towards FoolMoon + FestiFools 2012

Without a moment to spare, here’s my annual, behind-the-scenes sneak-peek at the making of Ann Arbor’s Weekend of Foolishness. The weekend kicks off with tomorrow evening’s FoolMoon, which debuted last year (FoolMoon 2011) and instantly took its rightful place in the pantheon of not-to-be-missed happenings in Ann Arbor. FestiFools “occupies”...

FestiFools 2011

If you’ll endulge me, I’d like to open my remarks today by quoting the ever-eloquent FestiFools Q. Public (on Twitter): A2 Fools are BEST! Mother Nature threw us a curve ball today, but we (to mix a metaphor) made lemonade out of it. Bravo! Yes, the weather was a major factor in...

FoolMoon 2011

Wow! The very first FoolMoon event was a crazy success — what a massive outpouring of creativity (HUNDREDS of people made their own luminary sculptures and brought them out to the street), soul-thumpin’ beats (big ups to Vulf Duo, JUICE, and the Third Coast Kings), and communal good cheer (everybody...

Marching towards FoolMoon + FestiFools 2011

Without a moment to spare — I mean, a weekend of Foolishness kicks off TOMORROW NIGHT! — I am finally ready to unveil my annual, behind-the-scenes sneak-peek at the making of FestiFools. Given that FestiFools is now celebrating its fifth anniversary, our Foolish friends have seen fit keep the Foolish...

FestiFools 2010

Where did that preciously Foolish hour go? FestiFools came and went far too quickly this year. Even though I was utterly spent by 5pm — as were numerous others, especially those carrying puppets — there were so many more moments I wished I’d captured. Alas, that is the nature of...

Marching towards FestiFools 2010

Only four more days till FestiFools! U-M students and community volunteers have been hard at work the past few months creating HUGE PUPPETS that will make their FestiFools debut this Sunday — for just one unabashedly giddy, pedal-to-the-metal, take-no-prisoners hour. And you — yeah, I’m talking to YOU — really,...

Happy 1st Birthday Selma Café: February 19, 2010

Selma’s 1st birthday was the perfect occasion for me to treat myself, after missing this breakfast goodness for many, many months. (Naturally, I brought my trusty Nikon along.) It was a sweet reunion, and I was delighted to see so many of my favorite familiar faces. I was also amazed...

Bona Sera Supper Club

I may be more than two months late in posting about the Bona Sera Supper Club event that went down on September 19. But, on the bright side, I’m just in time to spread the word about the next one (coming up in less that two weeks). Bona Sera is...

Kerrytown Motherfest 2009

Motherfest was once again a great success. Thanks to all you brave souls who weathered unseasonably chilly temps and gale-force winds to have your portrait taken by me. (Rico, who was assisting me during the shoot, wants to especially thank Giri (Minister of Wine) for literally giving him the sweatshirt...

From Concentrate

I want to thank Concentrate for a very generous feature about my photography work. I love the intro blurb: If Ann Arbor has a community photographer it’s Myra Klarman. Not because she takes wonderfully vibrant snaps of kids and families (she does). Or because she’s the official photographer for A2’s Summer...

Kerrytown Motherfest 2009 — This Saturday

Come find me at the Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market this Saturday (May 9) 10am–1pm. I’ll be taking candid portraits of moms (with their kids and/or with their moms). On May 30, prints will be posted on the 2nd floor of Kerrytown Market & Shops — free for the taking! A full...

Selma Café: April 24, 2009

This morning at Selma was EPIC. Let’s do the numbers: 1 man — as in “the Man” — dropped by to personally serve notice upon Jeff and Lisa regarding their out-of-compliance chickens. Apparently, they have one more chicken than the law will allow, and they keep them in a location that’s...

FestiFools 2009

FestiFools 2009 is, as the movie moguls say, “in the can.” It was totally wicked great — and only slightly moist (which, judging by the giddy expressions I saw up and down Main St., didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s spirits). There’s so much to show and tell that we’d better cut...

Frida Kahlo

The mystery celebrity I mentioned in my last entry is none other than Frida Kahlo. Ms. Kahlo reportedly died in 1954, but that didn’t stop her from coming to Ann Arbor to enjoy FestiFools this Sunday. Many thanks to Lisa Gottlieb and Jeff McCabe for taking Frida and me on a...

More Celebrity Sightings

Running into Waldo on April 1st had initially seemed like an isolated stroke of good luck. But now I’m not so sure. For later that same day, I bumped into three other celebrities — which makes me think that something big is brewing in town. I mean, these are among...

Here’s Waldo

By random happenstance, I was loitering around Kerrytown this afternoon — when who should appear? None other than the loved-by-children-everywhere, bespectacled backpacker of picture-book fame, Waldo. (This couldn’t somehow, perchance, be related to FestiFools, could it? Nah!) Fortunately, I had my trusty Nikon with me. See if you can find...

Marching towards FestiFools 2009

The hive has been abuzz of late with the frantic, final push to get all the puppets ready for FestiFools 2009. And know this: The April 5 street party will definitely happen — RAIN OR SHINE. So be there, A-squared! Don’t miss FestiFools 2009! Sunday, April 5, 2009 4:00–5:00pm (sharp!) Downtown Ann Arbor (Main...

Selma Café: March 27, 2009

75 diners had the “Selma experience” this Friday. That’s 20 more than last week’s record of 55. I believe that word is getting out — and fast! It’s been a great pleasure to introduce my friends to Selma. One confessed to me that she felt “awkward about just showing up...

Selma Café: March 20, 2009

Rico and I had the last-minute idea to bring a very special mystery guest to Selma Café this morning — a certain man-about-town who happened to be off from school today. I’m referring to none other than the redoubtable Max. He was way into the scene — sharing his Simpsons...

Selma Café: March 13, 2009

I met up with friends today at Selma for a very quick breakfast (I wedged it into a miniscule time-slot between getting Max off to school and a special, cannot-and-would-not-miss event at his school.) My plan was, I’d take a few shots before my friends arrived and then put the...

Selma Café: March 6, 2009

After being online for nearly 18 months, it’s high time this blog got around to covering a food-related event — I mean, it’s called “Relish,” right? So let me start with something über-cool: Selma Café. The best way to learn about this “breakfast salon” is to just show up on a...

Last Call: Step Right Up!

I wasn’t intending to revisit the Gallery Project’s fundraising exhibit, Step Right Up. But my friend Abby really wanted to have portraits of herself taken while she posed among several installations. So we made a date of it. First we had lunch at Eastern Accents (where we ran into 24...

Stars, Pancakes + Irving Berlin?

Get out your calendars! Here are some arts events I plan to photograph over the coming months. If you haven’t yet experienced any of these, I highly recommend checking them out. I’m not hired to shoot these events (nor to promote them). I do it ’cause they’re just so cool...

Gallery Project: Step Right Up!

I took a break from working on orders yesterday to join Mary Morgan in visiting the Gallery Project space on S. Fourth Ave., where artists are in the process of installing their pieces for a new show that starts tomorrow, December 10. I don’t normally cover (non-performing) art, but this...

Ann Arbor Summer Festival 2008

The 25th anniversary Festival’s “Top of the Park” featured aerialists, combat acrobats, blazing-hot performances, and dramatic storm clouds. I was running around like a kid in the world’s awesome-est candy store, trying desperately to document it all. When the curtain finally came down on this year’s Festival, and I at...

Kerrytown Motherfest 2008

The weather was perfect, the light was glorious, and I got to meet (and photograph) 68 cool moms who came to the Farmers’ Market. Prints will be posted on the 2nd floor of Kerrytown by Saturday, May 31; and they’re free — free, I say! — for the taking. And don’t...

Announcing: Kerrytown Motherfest 2008

Myra Klarman Photography
Come find me at the Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market this Saturday (May 10) 10am–1pm. I’ll be taking candid portraits of moms (with their kids and/or with their moms). On May 30, prints will be posted on the 2nd floor of Kerrytown Market & Shops — free for the taking! Take a gander...

Halloween 2007

The last half hour before trick-or-treating always rushes by in a matter of seconds. Shovel something nutritious down our throats, throw on the costumes and make-up, go to the bathroom, don’t forget a raincoat, our friends are here, time to go… I didn’t dress up. But I had the great...

Portraits on Display at Kerrytown

If you’d like to see samples of my portrait work up-close, take a tour of Kerrytown Market & Shops. I have displays on the 1st and 2nd floors, and along all three stairways. Many people ask to see samples of the modern gallery-wrapped canvases — these are hung upstairs, across from...

There’s No Place Like Red Shoes

I am so grateful about this new development: Myra Klarman Photography clients will now be able to pick up their portrait orders at Red Shoes Home Goods. My heartfelt thanks to Catherine Thursby, owner of Red Shoes, for agreeing to try out this arrangement. I see this as such a win/win/win/win...

Fashion Shoot: Elephant Ears in Kerrytown (Fall 2007)

A couple of Wednesdays ago, a market day, I photographed a few of my favorite models wearing the latest in adorable fall fashion from Elephant Ears (formerly Keedo) located in Kerrytown. These kids were real troopers, especially the first group who modeled fall clothing in the summer heat. Even though we...

Announcing Relish

Welcome to the blog of Myra Klarman Photography! Relish is my place to broadcast special events and projects, show off recent images, and announce new products and studio specials. Retro-Blogged If you’re interested to see some of the events I’ve photographed this year already, allow me to direct you to the following backdated,...

Ann Arbor Summer Festival 2007

There was so much I felt compelled to capture — such action-packed eye candy everywhere — right in front of me in stunning twilight. Each night I went home spent — i.e., flash cards full, and me exhausted! Photographic highlights included Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers, Strange Fruit (photographed 3...

Ann Arbor 4th of July Parade

My son, Max, regularly gets his hair cut by Bob Dascola of Dascola Barbers. Every year, Bob a.k.a. Bobbo the Clown, assembles a band of clowns to march in the Jaycees Ann Arbor 4th of July Parade. After years of participating, he realized that by marching in the parade, he...

Kerrytown Motherfest 2007

Kerrytown offered a special Mother’s Day gift: candid portraits taken by me! I roved around the market, camera in hand, for 3 hours in search of moms with kids — they were plentiful! The weather was perfect, and the light at the Farmers’ Market was unbeatable. (Looking for a colorful...
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I’m a professional photographer specializing in studio and lifestyle portraits of children, families, high school seniors, and performing artists. I live in Ann Arbor with my husband, Rich, and our 12-year-old son, Max. Learn more about my portrait and headshot services at Myra Klarman Photography.

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