a photographer and her daily inspiration...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011


I'm feeling a bit like a puzzle these days.
Not sure if life is unravelling or if it's in construction.
Sometimes the two states look similar.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Drumming up Desire

Cassandra Church and Casey LaRios, models.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Father's Day

Mother's Memory

My mom's birthday is tomorrow. I used to love to wear her dresses. Her jewelry, her hats,her make up. She is as lovely as ever and continues to be a massive inspiration to me. Happy birthday mom!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bones behind the scenes.

Cassandra Church and her pal poncho.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Digging In The Dirt

I took this picture back when I had a five year old.
I have always loved this image.
A little coat of paint breathes fresh life into it.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I haven't taken life drawing classes since I was in college. My friend Barbara told me about this great drop in class at the YWCA in Santa Monica. Great tunes inspire a cool, unstructured vibe in the cavernous gym. I'm loving working in color which is something I never did in art school, where charcoal was king.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Finding Joe

A wonderful quote by Joseph Campbell on a movie poster for Finding Joe.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Meloni Mitchell is one of my very favorite models. I first worked with her a couple of years ago on a Taryn Rose Shoe campaign. Since then, we've done many shoots for designers and for fun. She herself is a fashion designer and is living in Italy with her husband, Roberto, who is a painter. To see her work.....Link

Monday, October 24, 2011

Honey Bee by Zee Avi

I have been humming this beautiful tune by Zee Avi, to myself ever since I saw her amazing performance last week at the El Rey.
I was even humming it yesterday when I stepped on a bee and got stung on my toe. I'm still humming it. RIP Honey Bee.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Collect on Fire

Culver City's art scene is heating up.


I found this in my archives and it made me crack up. I love images that show a sense of humor. There's not nearly enough of it in photography or most art forms, in my humble opinion.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Little Pink Houses

I grew up in homes with brown or neutral walls. I always wanted my room to be painted yellow. We just moved into a home that we are going to remodel. Much of the house is dark wood panel. Some walls are that beige that is neither here nor there. The first thing I did when we moved in was to let the kids paint the walls, ceilings and floors. I wonder why so many people shy away from color in their homes. It's so easy to paint and repaint. And what a difference a shade makes.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Natural Inspiration

I take morning walks and find great inspiration in vines and leaves on the trees along my path. This morning I came across this really cool starburst flower on tree that I've passed thousands of times and never noticed. I later used it in my shoot that was a focus on french braided hair on the lovely Kara Birkenstock.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lucy Punch

A very fun shoot I recently shot for The Daily Mail's Sunday Magazine, You, out of the UK.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Deer Darling

I am a frustrated painter and from time to time I muster up the courage to put paint to paper. I am taking a painting class every wednesday in a wonderful backyard studio in Venice. I always love the last minute inspiration that strikes and decided to play with a promo postcard that I've had lying in my car. I have often done collages with other people's imagery, but this was one of the first times I've played with my own photo. I loved creating imagery away from the computer.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fais Do Do

Relics from a super cool supper club.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


I can dive into a garment emotionally. I know a lot of people are the same way. We're the ones scouring thrift stores for a score. I found this doll's dress that looks and feels like history at one of my favorite thrifting haunts in Topanga Canyon, Hidden Treasures. My daughter's friend is turning 10 this weekend and still very lovingly plays with her beautiful dolls. We think this will make a perfect gift.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Kara's sweater

I'm fascinated by the political weight of clothing.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011