I am just back from Seattle. I saw this view of the Space Needle through the hotel window at the end of a busy day. I loved the grid like pattern of the curtains as you peered through them to see this landmark. The light from this long summer day, made the colors soft and pastel.
I am so sad to learn of the loss of photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros. The photographers who do this, have my deepest respect. The men and women who choose this profession know the risks and dangers all too well. But they are not afraid. They have the courage to tell the stories that others cannot. As I watched the pastel clouds rolling across the sky tonight, I thought about these brave individuals. They will be so missed.
This terrible loss reminded me of what is truly valuable in life. Hug those who are important to you and tell them how much they are loved. Life is short. Don't wait.
I am back to obsessing over flowers. I bought this one from the Farmers Market and it was a sweet surprise. It was so full and fragrant. Shot it a million different ways, but liked this one the best. Closing my eyes and remembering how it smelled.
Very early every Saturday morning, I go to the Santa Monica Farmer's Market. It's heaven all by itself. Before I buy anything, I walk through the market and down to the beach. I have been shooting from the same vantage point for the last several weeks, and am amazed at how different the same shot looks, from one week to the next. This morning it was slightly cooler and everything was super dreamy.
I continue to be fascinated by images of beds. I don't know why, but I pretty much love shooting them. Made, unmade and anything in between. A friend told me that she thought this frame looked like a topographical map. This only made me like it more.
I cannot believe that another year has come and gone so quickly. After swearing to myself, that I would shoot more, I simply did not. I have tons of excuses to offer, but will save you the misery of hearing them.
New Years Day is my birthday, and this year I went to LACMA to see the William Eggleston show. Seeing the work of brilliant photographers is pure soul food. I have long admired his work, and the show did not disappoint. His work captures the beauty in the most ordinary of places and objects. A master to be sure.
It was a beautiful cool day with bright blue skies. The cold weather amplified the jet trails in the sky which made for beautiful patterns. This shot was taken outside the museum as I was leaving.
My New Years Resolution is to be inspired more, shoot more, and share more. That's it. I can do that.