a photographer and her daily inspiration...

Friday, December 10, 2010

magic in the midst of madness

shopping amongst the chaos - i gravitated to this magical moment and it made my day

Thursday, December 9, 2010

the fun zone

part of a commercial shoot i did recently.
i was photographing people all day and loving it, but i had a breather when i found this precious moment.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

cranes on the go

i'm nearly finished folding my 1000 cranes, a project i began in september
they come with me everywhere i go
they were especially fun to photograph in joshua tree
the wind, light, water and shadows brought them to life in a way i couldn't have imagined

Monday, November 29, 2010

she packed her shiniest shoes...

...and escaped to the desert.


this was a wonderful experience. i've been really inspired to fuse my desire to draw and paint using my photographs as an initial matrix. i was on my way and got stuck, needing some texture. i remembered my son's energetic drawing that i scanned earlier in the day for a different project, and wanted to see how i could use his illustration of "avatar, the last airbender" to add a little umph to my simple lines and blocks of color. i'm so envious of my son's sense of freedom and abandon. i'm totally inspired by his carefree yet passionate approach to visual expression.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

bunny ears

a fun shoot for taboo hair salon, with the fabulous aaron, auriana, jen and of course, taboo's fearless leader, gill hodgson.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Earth Angel

I've been obsessing all day on a recent interview with Gary Numan on KCRW. I lost myself in the pixels while stuck in a Gary Numan inspired electronic/synth trance. Amazing how music can channel one's creative energy!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

having a ball

a fun shoot with one of my favorite models, casey la rios in topanga, with a couple of 1/2 priced halloween costumes from the salvation army.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

joshua tree revisited

answering yet another photo request for a book cover. i had these images from a trip to joshua tree earlier this year. the request mentioned dark, moody and eerie light. i love reworking images with something specific in mind. gives me a very clear vision on how an image can take shape.

young americans

a photo request from the new yorker magazine for a story about two young immigrants in love....taken from a shoot i did up in topanga with two wonderful models, lilly boughtwood and casey larios. topanga is one of my favorite places to shoot. there aren't many walls around the homes up there. openness abounds.

Monday, November 1, 2010

My Work in Communication Arts Magazine!

I'm honored, thrilled and jumping for joy about a feature about my work in this month's Communication Arts Magazine! Anne Telford wrote an amazing article that is accompanied by 15 of my photographs. Check out the Nov/Dec issue!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

inspiration from a story

old shot, new inspiration-a response to a new yorker fiction request for a 1920's scene with a young girl. i love combining the modern color with the old black and white print i made years ago.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

finger painting...

i want to blur the boundaries between photo and painting more...loved this quick exercise

cassandra in motion

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The New Yorker!

This image accompanies a wonderful short fiction piece by Alice Munroe in this week's New Yorker.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

rebe spring

a simple shoot for a great designer, debby weiss of rebe.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Jason Holley - The Color

a wonderful video created by talented illustrator, Jason Holley...


Monday, July 19, 2010

Re-Finding Fifi

I just rewatched this great video that I shot with a friend the genious, Madame Chocolate, a couple of years ago. So shamelessly silly, but I never get sick of it....get your kleenex ready as there are some tear jerking moments.....

Friday, July 9, 2010

michelle Krusiec part 2

continuing explorations for michelle's upcoming show....

Friday, July 2, 2010

Michelle Krusiec

The very talented Michelle Krusiec will be performing her one woman show at the NYC Fringe Festival in August.Link These are some explorations for her poster. And if you want to know more about Michelle, here is a link to her site....Link

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

simple things

at the end of a shoot last thursday, my model was brushing her hair by the window and it reminded me of this beautiful degas painting that i'd studied many years ago. i spent the last couple of minutes of our shoot just photographing cassandra brushing her hair. they were, naturally, the best shots of the day.

Saturday, June 12, 2010