Henri Cartier-Bresson is one of my photography heroes, and yet I didn’t know much about his personal life. In regards to art, I have been known to [controversially] say something along the lines of, “I like the work. I don’t need to know the artist because it’s my experience of the work that matters.” But when I read that Cartier-Bresson and his wife Martine Franck were both photographers, I became intrigued by the idea of these two artists’ lives being documented by artists they equally admired. Read More
Shooting crisp, vibrant digital photos for clients day in and day out sometimes makes me crave a more raw, dark, vibe-y feel. I like watching indie films and listening to indie music, finding inspiration in the sense of being on the edge of something, admiring the unpolished and the perfectly flawed.
Whenever I travel, I take some plastic cameras along with experimental films like the Lomo Redscale film stock I used in my Holga in this series of photos in Europe over the course of the past several months. These images are a pretty stark contrast to the bright family portraits I’ve been taking in California lately. Their moodiness reflects some of that indie feel I admire in other mediums.
Admittedly, the first time I went to Fisherman’s Wharf was when I was seeking an In-n-Out burger. I had heard of the place, but the New Yorker in me assumed it would have something in common with Times Square — mostly a tourist attraction, possibly annoying to navigate, etc. In other words, something you endure to see a Broadway show, or obtain fries and a vanilla shake, as the case may be. Read More
If I wasn’t already a farm-stand snob, Five Marys has made it official. When I lived in NYC and I had the occasion to rent a car and drive upstate or across Long Island in the summer, I fell in love with stopping alongside the road in the fresh air and buying directly from local farmers.
Pied Piper is a new play cafe in SE Portland – a chill place for parents to relax with a latte or beer while their little kids enjoy the play area.
Happy Friday, people! I’m back from a photo shoot in LA, and excited to share some of my most delightful finds this week: from inspiration to relaxation, and from handy cloud-sourced software availability to great new tunes. Enjoy!