favorites 2014 – for me

These are just some of my favorites from 2014 that I truly made ‘for me’ and nobody else. [ Made using my D700, iPhone and Yashica Mat 124G with expired film ]

favorites 2014 – for others

I have had a rough couple of months with my blog. I had to transfer it to a different host and when I did, I lost several of my favorite blog posts. Most important was the one I wrote about my husband and me and our 17 years together. I didn’t …

fingerboard fun

My 9 year old son Merrik acted in a commercial for his dad this week. Well at least his fingers did. He was on a studio set to make a commercial for CHOC Children’s Hospitals for about 3 hours at Thunder Studios. During that time he worked with Molly Schiot, enigmatic live action and animation artist, to get his part down just right. Molly was patient and helpful. I could tell her visual process was alive inside her mind the entire time-she was tuned into every aspect of the controlled chaos on the busy set. Merrik was fascinated with the entire operation: from his …

Communication Arts Photography Annual 2014

I am so incredibly honored that “Merrik and the T-Street Shorebreak” was selected for an Award of Excellence in the Communication Arts Photography Annual 2014. This is something I dreamed about since I started shooting in college. I have always admired the work in Communication Arts magazine and even more excited is my husband …

getting lost

“For me, childhood roaming was what developed self-reliance, a sense of direction and adventure, imagination, a will to explore, to be able to get a little lost and then figure out the way back.” — Rebecca Solnit (A Field Guide to Getting Lost) I have been thinking so much lately about …

Delphian meanderings

A Dream Within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow: You are not wrong who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in …

Once A Girl

“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.” ― Bethany Hamilton, Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board When I was young-in my emotional teen years-I remember crying on my …

don’t think

You mustn’t want, you must be receptive; don’t think, even, the brain’s a bit dangerous. Sensitivity is the flavor of moments. Henri Cartier-Bresson All photographs demarcate their own period in time. You must not disregard the first image you ever made for future photographs. Every image you have made is …