Helen Eddy began day*star, her card and gift manufacturing company, in 1980. She did so to market her artwork, and within a few years found her affinity for photography. She began selling her photographs into cards, magnets, and bookmarks, and other products throughout New England. Now her work is available as prints.
Light is of primary importance to photography; Helen Eddy (whose first name means “light”) here presents light to us in its virtues of beauty and truth. She finds these virtues in love; that Helen loves Boston and that she loves flowers is evident in these images. We may physically see richness and color, but the real element is known by spiritual illumination: love.
Seeing beauty in other places as well, Helen found a niche in photographing New England towns and going back to have gift stores in those towns carry her products. She now has photographed over two hundred towns in New England, and has ranged as far as Italy and England.
Helen Eddy Background
Helen Eddy grew up in Enfield, Connecticut, and graduated with a degree in fine arts from Principia College, a liberal arts school near St. Louis, Missouri. Before developing her line of photocards, Helen exercised her photographer’s eye for ten years at the Newton Camera Club, winning awards there and serving for a couple of years as its president.