a photographer and her daily inspiration...

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!!