|Mark Ha'a'ahnii Deschinny
1973 - Present
Shi ei Mark Ha'a'ahnii Deschinny yinishye. Bitahnii nishlii doo 'Ashihii bashaashchiin. Haashgaantsoi ei shichei. Bitahnii ei shinali. I am originally from Oak Springs, AZ which is located 16 miles south of Window Rock, AZ on the Navajo Indian Reservation. My parents are Isabel Myers Deschinny of Pine Springs, AZ and the late Daniel Deschinny Sr. of Tse GiisTo', AZ. I have been shooting traditional photography for more than 15 years and beginning to play with digital technologies such as Photoshop.
Recently, I have been learning how to dye yarn from my mother, Isabel Myers Deschinny, a sixth generation Navajo weaver, through our Navajo weaving and dyeing workshops. Her specialty is traditional Navajo dyes which comprises of using plants indigenous to the "Navajo Southwest" and water. There are no uses of chemicals or other non-Navajo substances such as acid or vinegar in her dyes. She has compiled a huge array of colors which I hope to use on my photography. I have been toying with different papers and obtaining different colors with different hues and intensities. It has been quite impressive. It's a new direction, but a great and supportive method of applying Navajo traditions for very contemporary arts.
Currently, I have a couple of galleries for your viewing. I should be posting new photographs SOON!!! So, keep in contact.
If you have any questions, comments OR wish to hire me for my photographic services, please contact me at [email protected] Please sign my guestbook. I like to know who has been looking at my photography. In the mean time, take care and peace be upon you...
Mark H. Deschinny
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