a photographer and her daily inspiration...

Monday, December 31, 2007

Saturday, December 29, 2007


poetry in yahoo headlines

Thursday, December 27, 2007

lillian revisted

i've been thinking about this for a while. always looking for a way to combine new and old. there is something so refreshing and poetic about working with my grandfather's slides...the ones that never made it into the family albums....

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

fun with lillian

discovering brilliance in my grandfather's slides. can't wait to delve into more.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

orange phone

getting back to a shoot i did with marianne, vu, nina and jonathan in november. i'm compositing with a shot from my hawaii trip. fun to combine contrasting worlds. i think i want to add some words...

Sunday, December 16, 2007


my couisin becky, also known as homeky becky, invited us to come down and bake holiday cookies. my kids, needless to say, are ready to move in.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

self portrait with fireworks

every year in december, marina del rey hosts a boat parade complete with a fireworks show to help bring on the festivities. a lovely show from my living room.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


this is a great little structure that our neighbor, anais, painted and gave to my kids. i added the blocks for a stock concept. the funny thing is, this past year we've been adding a lot of color to our place and almost every room is a different color.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Saturday, December 8, 2007

start from scratch

spent time with my son's preschool class the other day, painting rocks for the holidays. it was so satisfying, i did more on my own later that night and threw in some type which i love. hope to incorporate more words with images and have been thinking about creating more books, either through i photo, self made, etc.

Friday, December 7, 2007


hiking along the aiea loop on oahu. once again, amazed at by the contrasts, and similarities between nature and human footprints.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

blurry hawaii

now that we've been back from hawaii for exactly one week, here is what i remember.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

lilly and her roots

how can i not love this image of my baby girl and the exposed roots along the aiea loop.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Saturday, November 24, 2007

sea turtle

visiting family in oahu. taking kids to places i might not go if i were on my own. awakens a sense of discovery... can't wait to get back home to photoshop!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

dylan for zalman

healing through art. make an image for a loved one today.....what are you grateful for?

Saturday, November 10, 2007

boyz toyz

revisiting an image taken a couple years back. black and white film. am thinking about shooting some new pix w/ film. just luving the grain and it's nuances when i'm painting in photoshop. also have to dig through existing negs. having a blast...

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

twin palace

combing old imagery with new ideas....it's never ending....good or bad? just fun for now.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


i'm finding that i'm looking for situations that are well lit and lend themselves to this technique. i usually don't like flash, but i think that might be changing....

Friday, November 2, 2007

inspired by fiction

some images taken for a new yorker fiction section story, on spec. a short piece about a young nurse who works with amputee patients in a veteran's hospital...thank you jacqueline for your participation!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

via marina

down the street....falling apart.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

finding my bliss

i feel like i'm onto something. combining the fashion photography that i love, with the painted street scenes that i've been doing. can't wait to do more. tonight i'm printing out line art from photos i've done and printing onto watercolor paper. we'll see where that goes....

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

parisian writer

just did an amazing shoot with my favorite team...vu, nina, jonathan and meloni. superimposed this shot of meloni onto a shot of a parisian moment taken 12 years ago. too fun. might have to get into the darkroom to print from some more parisian and prague negs....

lincoln boulevard

the perpendicular, north-south running ugly stepsister of sunset boulevard. a good day for me is when i can stay west of this street. there are even t shirts for sale in santa monica saying "a.w.o.l." which means "allways west of lincoln"...had some great suggestions about doing a series just on lincoln boulvard. this is my first stab at it.

Monday, October 22, 2007

zone of erotica

this is another great corner of contrasts. still loving this process. i added a clip art photo from a victorian women's fashion photo clip art book... and some japanese dots...

Thursday, October 18, 2007

mar vista

i pass by this corner everytime i pick my daughter up from school.

Monday, October 15, 2007

my backyard

i see this building everytime i pull into or out of my parking space.

old mud

finley playing on the muddy path by our house. we saved a couple of earthworms from being trampled to death. the sun came out on our walk back home.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

floral face lift

still continuing on this suburban redecoration. just bought some dover cd's. think i need some patterns. saw some great contemporary japanese patterns at the amazing art/design bookstore, hennessey and ingalls.

Friday, October 12, 2007

painting suburbia

getting closer to a clear vision. i photographed some spots that i drive by everyday. i'd like to drive to the valley, where i lived the first 6 years of my life, and see what yummy suburban bliss awaits.


starting to color on top of images more. enjoying that immensely. thought a lot about a series of suburban l.a. painted....

Thursday, October 11, 2007


i was obsessively shooting this cool blue mini cooper on my way home from santa monica tuesday night. i love blurred out city lights.

Monday, October 8, 2007

meloni and flag

meloni in palace costume. background taken in cloverdale at the county fair this past summer.

Sunday, October 7, 2007


so much texture here....i haven't shot at night in a long time. need to do more of that.

Friday, October 5, 2007

old and new

i've been shooting old prints so i can incorporate them into new work. i used to print in the darkroom and paint on my prints. i'm ready to go back to that. want to print and then paint on composited images....always want to get the touch of a hand in there. i love the computer, but there's nothing that beats the human touch.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

lilly and birds

i've been digging through old photos of mine that i can composite. i've always loved this shot of lilly, taken on my birthday 2 years ago. got an old print that i shot in prague in the background and some illustrations from an old french dictionary. i'm really happy when i can work in words into my images. after going through some old explorations, i was inspired....

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Monday, October 1, 2007

lilly and bird

picked up a sculpture, a trio of birds, made in japan, at the council for jewish women thrift store on venice blvd. a fantastic treasure trove. combined with an old shot of lilly and a recent painting.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

up and down

standing in a childs room. looking up, then looking down.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

lilly's stocking

this is way too early, but i shot this for my friend liza samala who is starting a new magazine for kids called "kids la". my daughter, lilly, is standing on our brand new piano bench that was designed by ilan dei.

Thursday, September 27, 2007


i am not creating today, but i am clearing clearing clearing and unearthing some great images i think i'll use in future composites. this i created yesterday and gave to my friend ann for her birthday. i love breaking everything down into shapes and colors.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


so i got the maggie taylor photoshop book yesterday (thanks jacqueline!). of course loved her use of layers, collage, etc...got up at 3:30 a.m. with creative insomnia and worked till 5:30. i can't wait to do more!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

a new scale

why this sudden interest in miniatures? just loving the ability to set the stage with small objects and creatures. i want to translate this into my people and fashion work....