Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jackie and Nick outshine LA

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June 19, 2009
from the Getty to Santa Monica Beach

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My friend Jackie asked that we do portraits of her with Nick before he moved to Mexico City for his job. We spent a lovely afternoon traipsing about LA taking photos and having delicious food.


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Friday, July 17, 2009

like digging up the past



I love the Holga and I love medium format film. There is something incredibly special and antique about the look of these photos and the fact that you can still capture things that way today in a world of clean slick polished digital photography is really wonderful. I love the freedom of being able to do anything with a camera - hold the shutter open, double expose, triple expose, color flash!

It's about time i get back into this. These two pictures are probably two years old and I only just got them developed yesterday. I also bought new film which I have already started to use. I'm out of practice but I am still excited to see what comes out.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

dresses, ties, and tea



A couple days ago my friend Kerou had a 50's style tea party at her house in Irvine. All the guests arrived wearing whatever they could find in their wardrobes that resembled 50's attire. It was a cute party that basically culminated in an intense, difficult game of scrabble between myself, Celia and David. As it turns out, we all needed help and each of us were assisted by friends. We had a difficult time playing mostly due to the lack of larger establishing words.

Anyway it was a lot of fun and for someone who has been spending far too much time going out and looking for big excitement, this was surprisingly the best way to spend the afternoon and left me feeling socially tapped out - possibly more so than I might have at some LA club filled with LA people. I also find it to be the most fun when everyone has a reason to get dressed up and take pictures that doesn't necessarily involve drinking.



In other news, I am doing some couple pictures this weekend up in LA. I'll be sure to post a few of those. I am also heading down to San Diego to do some club photography at the House of Blues. Should be interteresting as I've never been there. I'll have updates about both of these happenings.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Two Years in California!




Well, it's been two long-short years in California where I can't imagine more happening at such lightening speed. I hate how life speeds up as we get older. It's hard to take it all in sometimes.

To celebrate, I am posting a video from a year ago of me exploring areas of LA (mostly the Getty and Santa Monica Pier on this particular day) as well as my favorite song of this year which I share with all my California friends.

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Basement Jaxx - Raindrops

Here's to the next two years or more of California living. I miss my East Coast friends terribly but to me no place has felt more like home. <3

Blue and White is the new Black and White




Just for fun a night ago, Celia and I did some quick pictures and posted them on my website. To get to them, just go to the Menu/Projects/Celia in Blue. The occasion was that she had her hair and make-up done for the Linear/Carlton Hair party at South Coast Plaza. I met a great make-up artist there who I will hopefully get to work with soon.

Also, today I went in for an interview for an internship with Mark Leibowitz. I am excited to start working with him and his studio after he returns from Europe. Check out his website, he is great with backstage pictures at fashion shows.

I hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far! I am pumped for the new Harry Potter movie tonight. We got advanced tickets to see the 12:17 showing at the Spectrum.

That's all I got for now. :)