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InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles was named among the “11 local Silicon Valley photographers you should follow on Instagram right now” by  The Six Fifty.

Editor Charles Russo writes: “Menlo Park photographer Irene Searles regards her current Instagram series as a visual diary of her life in the last year, which has entailed traveling frequently and posting one black-and-white photograph per day. The result is a quietly compelling series of monochrome images that globe trots out from the Peninsula to many places abroad…Having tried three or four times previously to post once per day, Searles has steadily maintained her pace for three-quarters of the year now, and seems to only be picking up speed at this point. Follow her momentum as she completes the 365 and then shifts back to color for 2019.”

Wrote Irene on Facebook: “So very cool to be included in this article by Charles Russo at The Six Fifty. My 365 Photo Project has been very personal and so rewarding, mostly shared with friends even though it is public on Instagram and my photography page.”

Shown here is Seat With a View, Bernal Heights Park, San Francisco.

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It’s a photo a day for InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles

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The third time is the charm for a project that InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles has tried to do two previous times — posting a photo every day on Facebook and Instagram. She began this year on January 1. “I also try to take a photo every day,” she says. “My rules are that they’re […]

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Spotted: InMenlo photographer Irene Searles at Women’s March in Oaxaca

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Your InMenlo team is spread across the globe at the moment. While Menlo Park and Atherton women participated in Bay Area Women’s Marches, contributing photographer Irene Searles (far right) was taking part in a march in Oaxaca, Mexico And she made the local paper: “… I was interviewed  at the Women’s Vigil in Oaxaca. My […]

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Photographer Irene Searles captures the multi-facets of the Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco

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The mass shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando prompted InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles to head to San Francisco last Sunday to attend what would be her first Gay Pride Parade, although it was not without some trepidation. “I admit, I did ask myself, ‘Should I really be doing this? Could something happen?’” she said. […]

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Heart-shaped photo delights from photographer Irene Searles for Valentines Day

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On a walk along the Alpine path towards the Dish in February, 2014, InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles took a variety of heart-themed photos for a Lightroom class she was taking at Foothill College. One — Lights Heart (above) — was taken on a night field trip for the same class. Not only do we think Irene’s photos are […]

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Photographer Irene Searles goes on a field trip to Yosemite with her landscape photography classmates

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We at InMenlo have been fortunate to have Menlo Park resident Irene Searles as a contributing photographer for the past three years. When we first met she’d just taken a portrait class through Stanford Continuing Education with Neal Menschel and wanted to flex her newly-learned skills. She returned to Stanford this Spring where she took a landscape photography […]

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Photographer Irene Searles casts her lens on the people and landscapes of Burma

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Some things are worth waiting for. This is very much true for viewing InMenlo photographer’s Irene Searles’ photos of Burma, which she took on a February 2013 photo workshop trip led by Mark Tuschman. Upon return, she did a cursory glance of the 8,000 images that she captured but didn’t fully circle back on her body […]

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Freewheel Brewery photo exhibit showcases work of photographer Irene Searles

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Financial executive to pastry chef to community volunteer may not be the usual path to photography but it’s the one that Menlo Park resident Irene Searles has taken. It began with two classes at Stanford and then some one-on-one mentoring with photographer Neal Menschel. It’s paid off in an exhibit at the new Freewheel Brewery, […]

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Photographer Irene Searles aims her lens at carnival workers as they move on to next stop

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Last Saturday I enjoyed walking around the Nativity School Carnival photographing the rides, games and happy faces of the kids. At each area, I was struck by the kindness of the carnival workers and thought I would return on Sunday to talk with them about their jobs and a life so different than we know […]

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Spotted: Irene Searles participating in three-day walk to support Alzheimer’s research

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Menlo Park resident — and InMenlo contributing photographer — Irene Searles (left) is spending the weekend walking 49 miles with her boot camp friends at a fundraiser in San Francisco for The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. Yesterday’s leg just happened to be her birthday She’s shown here pausing with Betsy Beasley. You can cheer her on virtually — […]

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Saluting a quartet of InMenlo’s photographers on International Women’s Day

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We at InMenlo count ourselves very lucky to have a crew of wonderful contributing photographers. Four of them just happen to be long-time female contributors, so we’re saluting them and featuring four of their inspiring photographs on International Women’s Day. Frances Freyberg has traveled the world taking photos; our paths first crossed in 2010 when […]

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