a photographer and her daily inspiration...

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.