Saturday, October 26, 2013

Testing... One, Two

My home studio has finally been christened today, woo! Spent some time this afternoon trying out a new strobe kit that I got to replace my old ones. The dogs were not so thrilled to sit for me, but oddly enough our cat Mr. B was. In my day to day work I shoot solid wood furniture, and although it is absolutely beautiful, it was great fun to have the time to light and photograph something different.

The studio sadly has no heat, so I probably won't be in there much over the next several months. Looking forward to spring when I plan to shoot a few sets that I'll be working on over the winter.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tales You Lose


Is there anything greater than the combination of art and humor, something that resonates not only in your heart, but through your laughter? I came across this initiative put forth by Andre Levy, a Brazilian designer based in Frankfurt, Germany. The project was started on Instagram, but now lives on both facebook - Tales You Loose and tumblr - TALES YOU LOSE.

Don't hesitate to look through the collection that he has posted, it is definitely worth it!

Friday, December 21, 2012

A Snow Story for Winter Solstice



 While listening to Radiolab the other day, I learned about Wilson Bentley's snowflake photographs. In addition to making beautiful images of snowflake diversity, he also had a pretty amazing life story. Certainly worth a listen!



Happy First Day of Winter!





Saturday, November 17, 2012

Fresh Off the Press!


Just finished up four miniature paintings I've been working on to sell for the holidays. Check out my Etsy Shop to find out more!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Find of the Day

 Tea Toned Cyanotype by Emma Powell

Researching cyanotypes for a summer project and came across the work of Emma Powell (above). She also has a series by the title "George Eastman" (the founder of Kodak) that shares the same beautifully romantic view of photography and it's history as the image above.


Eastman's First Lion, Emma Powell

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Balance

AP Photo/New York City Municipal Archives, Department of Bridges/Plant & Structures, Eugene de Salignac

So this has been a month of the good with the bad, but thankfully, mostly good. The PMA show is on hold and may not be, but my life is so insanely hectic right now that I honestly didn't know how I was going to find the time to make that show happen. Trevor and I moved into our new/200+ year old house which has been a labor of love and is certainly keeping us out of trouble. Working as the inhouse photographer for Thos. Moser has been an unbelievable opportunity, and I am so excited to finish the product shots for their new contract site and share them with everyone.

This past year I have worked so hard and so much that trying to find balance in life has become my number one goal and hardest thing to understand/maintain. I think this house has really helped me to breathe in life and the time I so incredibly cherish with my husband. Next goal, incorporate fly fishing back into my life for the summer... and MORE ART!

Here's a link to an interesting article that the above photo was pulled from...

"New York City Makes 870,000 Rarely Seen Photos Available to the Public"

Oh, and another good thing... our cat, Mr. Bentley, was returned to us today after a mysterious 3 month disappearance!