Thursday, September 29, 2011

Crazy Aunt Lindsey

I have been working on a new project with my friend Lindsey and have been editing some footage tonight. Some of the screen shots were really cool so I thought I would post a few sneak peeks of what we are getting ready to launch. If you have kids or know kids or know people with kids, you are going to want to stay tuned. We're almost there!!!





Is it art or is it science? Tune in to Crazy Aunt Lindsey on October 4 to find out!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Diptych

I was opening some images on my desktop today and these randomly got laid on top of each other. For some reason I really liked it. What do you think?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Robert Redford

In keeping with my current obsession, I watched the Great Gatsby yesterday. Um......Seriously? I want to watch it over and over again. I may have to buy the movie and the book. SO many layers, such amazing visuals, so fantastic. I cannot get enough. Oh and hello....Robert Redford! Lord have mercy that man was handsome. I have heard the comparisons and I am sorry ,but Brad Pitt has got nothing on Redford. Swoon indeed.




Saturday, September 24, 2011

De-Lovely indeed!

I watched De-Lovely last night, with Kevin Kline as Cole Porter and Ashley Judd as his wife Linda. Can I tell you, I am once again obsessed with all things 20's and 30's, Art Deco, Finger Waves and Pianos! I just want a pair a palazzo pants. Is that too much for a girl to ask? I mean seriously, look at this!






As you can see, these are all stills from the movie. How do I get on a movie like this!! I DIE!


Headshots

Ran across these nuggets on my drive as well. Makes me want to shoot some head shots. Anybody game?



Friday, September 23, 2011

Athens

While in Athens, Ga for a wedding I took some time to explore the little city before heading home. This was one of the shots I took while roaming the streets looking for the ghosts of R.E.M, the B52's and UGA.


PS I didn't see any of them, but I am a sucker for ghosts of advertising. 

MJ and the Widow

I ran across this photo in the hard drive meandering. I shot these and did a whole series of prints for my kitchen in California. I love this shot as it has a cork from Veuve Clicquot and Chateau St Michelle. 2 of my favs. I even have a bio on the widow just waiting for me to crack open. Swoon.

My Future Icon


I saw this woman on a trip to New York a few years ago. It was only my third time in the city and I was falling truly, madly, and deeply in love. When I saw her I immediately gravitated to her quirky to the nines style.  I want to look that incredible when I am "older" She is FANtastic and one of the reasons I love New York so much! 


Now that I live here, I have seen another woman who reminds me of her.......


Photo from alexisbittar

Could it have been Iris Apfel?? If not, it still gives me inspiration to be fabulous at any age! You go ladies!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Good Old Days-Part 5

This is one of my most favorite shots I have ever taken at a wedding, that didn't involve said couple getting married. I believe it was the groom's Grandpa. I just adore it.

The Good Old Days-Part 4

Ever changing me.


Bermuuuuddaaaaa!


Yes, I smoked a Cuban


Even before my eye wear days, it seems I was fond of frames


One of my favorite people!



Short Hair


Creeping and Peaking


Dorking out at the Fair


The Good Old Days-Part 3

The Randoms.


Denim Story for a Class


Beauty Shot for a Class


Goofing in PS


Tongue in Cheek Test

The Good Old Days-Part 2




This was more work with Axel, messing with a special filter that I cannot for the life of me recall the name of right now. I just remember it being very cool and very expensive. 

The Good Old Days-Part One

I had to dig around on my external hard drive for some images and ended up on a long walk down memory lane in the meantime. Gosh there is some good stuff on there. Life has been fun. Thought I would share some. My first job out of photo school, I worked as an assistant for a really great commercial photographer. Not only did I learn a ton, but we had a lot of fun. We worked with some really cool people and always found time at the end of  shoot for a little goofing around. I remember laughing hysterically when some of these shots were taken. All in a days. work. Thanks for the memories Axel!


The work shot Photo by  Axel Döhler


The fun shot....Pig Family Photo by Axel Döhler





I don't even remember what this shoot was but I remember every time the shutter went off the four of us ran to the camera to see the shot giggling like fools.



More fun with my friend Jack. He and I were always game when Axel needed to test. 
Photo by Axel Döhler


Friday, September 16, 2011

Listening to Adele tonight. Dang girl can sing. And could she have dug deeper into my heart? Oh I threw us into the flame alright.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Auntie Michelle



Hanging with my favorite Little Mini Muffin this weekend. Can someone please slow down the growing up process??? :)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Oh Patti Smith

I began this entry in July of this year when I picked up "Just Kids" on a trip to Ca. This is how it began.


You could very well be the death of me. I am on a plane heading to San Jose for a wedding and I picked up the Patty Smith bio at the airport book store. 25 pages in and I think I have cried 2-3 times already. Obviously this book is resonating in my heart and I am not even to the point where she is 20 years old yet. Good gracious! It is giving me such a drive to write my own story. To spill my life out on the page. Feelings and such that I have long buried from childhood, adolescence and adulthood. For whatever reason. All those things, all those moments have a place to be heard. They have a place in my history. They make up MY bio. All those things shaped who I am today and who I will become as the days go by. I have a tendency to wrap up my past in little packages and set them on a shelf, never to be unwrapped or examined, What’s done is done, I think seems to be my internal brain speak. I have days where I feel like my life as an Air Force brat living in the Panama Canal Zone or a major league baseball player’s wife seems like someone else’s life. But I forget that what’s done is what continues to mold me and shape me and I can pull from those boxes as I continue to shape who I am and who I want to be in the years to come. 


Now, as I am once again compelled to comment on this book, I find myself not wanting to read it for I dread the day when I finish it. I want to literally swim around in this prose, it is that beautiful and that fascinating to me. It's funny because I only have a surface knowledge of some of the names she mentions in the words. Some of my more "cultured" friends would probably be appalled at my lack of intimacy with names like Dylan Thomas and Brian Jones.  Give me time, I will get there on my own some day and if not, eh, not the end of the world as I know it. I think what  draws me most into this book is the way she beautifully recollects this city that 
I am so in love with. I hear it with a lover's voice when she paints a scene of the Chelsea Hotel or a trip to Coney Island. You can hear how her relationship with the streets of New York molded her and how each person she met along the way, famous or not left a little bit of themselves in her being. I think this is still true of this city today. It's one of the things I love most about it. We are all in this together, touching one anothers lives in big and small ways. Encouraging one another, creating things together, living. There are so many passages in this book that I want to wrap up and keep in little pretty boxes in my heart. Just a few to share with you, but seriously go get this book.  

"I was both scattered and stymied, surrounded by unfinished songs and abandoned poems. I would go as far as I could and hit a wall, my own imagined limitations. And then I met a fellow who gave me his secret, and it was pretty simple. When you hit a wall, kick it in."

"So many had written, conversed, and convulsed in these Victorian dollhouse rooms. So many skirts had swished these worn marble stairs. So many transient souls had espoused, made a mark, and succumbed here. I sniffed out their spirits as I silently scurried from floor to floor, longing for discourse with a gone procession of smoking caterpillars."


"I looked around at everyone bathed in the blood light of the back room. Dan Flavin had conceived his installation in response to the mounting death toll of the war in Vietnam. No one in the back room was slated to die in Vietnam, though few would survive the cruel plagues of a generation."

Swoon.


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Nostalgia Washed in Sunset

Thanks to my girl Irene, I got to spend last weekend in my parents' hometown. I love visiting that little place. I always feel incredibly relaxed and happy when I am there. I don't know if it is because I am surrounded by family or if it's the small town feel or the beauty but all of it wraps me in warmth. I could shoot that town all day long. I opted for a few shots of the hills awash in sunset color and some shots of the high school my parents attended. I love the idea of them running around on that field as kids. Actually I think half of my family ran around on that field as kids. 







Every day images

I was on a plane a few months ago and was bored on the long flight so I pulled out my phone and remembered that I had a photo strip app. I love a good photo booth. I hope those NEVER go away. So in the interest of having new eyes on every day things, I snapped some shots on the plane. You know you stare at the same things on a flight and never really see them. I found all these images fascinating when it was all said and done. Thanks iPhone.




Gorgeous Girls in KV Dresses

My friend Kristi did all the costuming on the film I worked on a few weeks ago. Once the actresses were done with their filming we grabbed a few shots with them in the KV originals. Beautiful stuff. Take a look.