a photographer and her daily inspiration...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Queens Series

This past year I have been working with Cassandra Church (model) and Palace Costume (wardrobe & jewelry) on these images loosely based on the theme of Queens, from around the world. These are the final images after retouching. They will are part of a 2013 Calendar that is being printed even as we speak. It's been a really great collaboration. I love that Cassandra is so different in each and every shot. A true testament to her own hair and make up skills, to transform herself, but even more to her acting~truly becoming each character with such intensity. And, of course, Palace Costume remains such a constant source of inspiration. Melody Barnett is the owner of Palace and over the past 40 years, she has transformed what began as a vintage clothing store on Melrose Avenue into one of the largest privately owned collection of vintage clothing in the world. Walking into Palace is like walking into a living museum. I lose myself in the aisles of the collision of history and fabrics...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

What I read in Japan.

Charming translations found in Kyoto and along the Nakasendo Way.