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Detox to Retox theme by Marg

Trying to tell a story with only five photos. Here’s the batch I came up with… Still not sure if it’s the best grouping (I had two rolls of film to pick from), but it’s really hard to be objective about your own work, and to know which ones are the best not only as individual shots to showcase but how they fit with the others and serve the overarching purpose.  

I recently submitted these for a short-term photojournalistic sort of job. Fingers crossed… it would be so amazing. I’m sure there are a ton of people submitting photos to be considered for this same job, so I’m not holding out too much hope, but you never know when the right photo will resonate with the right person in the right way.

Posted 1 year ago

Inspiration: Hope for Spring

Something is stirring. Although I have thoroughly enjoyed my lazy, cozy sleep-ins and comfort-food munches and my dimly lit movie marathons and excuses for an overabundance of warm, sweet lattes, it’s finally becoming less appealing. While I try to make the most of my thick, warm wool socks and peppermint tea, it’s losing its golden luster and becoming less romantic and more drab. I feel the beginnings of a slow but steady surge- I’m ready for green and pale, soft colors to stretch their arms and burst forth with light and energy (something I haven’t seen or experienced for quite a long time).

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I think this feeling of anticipation for Spring is normal for most people- but not necessarily for me. I revel in the dark and moody rays of pale but picturesque Winter. There is much beauty in the melancholy, and I tend to sit down, wrap it around me, and contentedly stew in it for what is, I’m sure, far too long. If it were a bath, I’d be the pruniest old grandma you ever did see. 

So what’s different this time? I think I’ve just been lucky enough to have my senses overwhelmed and satiated in the most gorgeous Spring inspiration. Between the words and images in the most recent Kinfolk Magazine issue and other random prettiness to surface on the many planes of interweb, I’m hooked! Bring on the early morning breakfast gatherings, the bouquet picnics, the physical activity and fresh air, physical exertion, and general excitement about growth, both personal and agricultural!

Suddenly a simple picture of pastel and delicate plates submerges me in dreamy imaginings of tea parties with light but delicious fare, of tromping through the woods with a picnic basket and a brightly colored quilt. What are your Spring-time daydreams?

Photo credit: Image from Anthropologie (click the picture and it’ll take you to the original page)

Posted 1 year ago

inspiration: a short film

Back to life, back to work. For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been gone quite a while. First, Daniel and I took a vacation out to Seattle to visit some great friends in a fun place. However, before that vacation ended my leave from home was extended unexpectedly when my grandmother passed away. Suddenly there were things to cancel and reschedule and travel arrangements to be made and phone calls to make. It was good to spend some time with family I don’t get to see very often, but even though I’m back home now things are quite hazy and I feel semi-detached from reality. Seems like it might take a bit for me to get back in the swing of things.

However, swing I must! I have some wedding photography I need to finish soon, but until then, enjoy this video made by Francois Ferracci. I love the cinematography and emphasis put on enjoying and remembering the literal and physical, showcased by their presentation of a hypothetical situation. I’m not going to stop shooting digital, but I do love my film.

Bonus, it’s French (and if you know me, you know I love all things French).


LOST MEMORIES (French, English Subtitles) from Francois Ferracci on Vimeo.

Posted 1 year ago