Monday, June 30, 2008

Today's Class

I started a portraits and lighting class this summer and today had the chance to practice shooting models. It's definitely an interesting experience. The hardest part is having to talk to and direct the model. Not an easy job for an introvert like me.

When you don't know what you're talking about, it's hard to know when you're finished.
~ Tommy Smothers

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Through the Looking Glass

Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that.
~ Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Splash of Color

I think more people should plant more flowers in more places, to make the world a more colorful place.
~ Alan Stevens

Monday, June 23, 2008


To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Saturday, June 21, 2008


In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
~ Albert Schweitzer

Thursday, June 19, 2008

School's Out!

I have to brag a little bit. This was B's first year in a public school and I am so proud of her. Not only did she make a lot of new friends and she had fun, but she also made straight A's all year long. She's a great kid!

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Paul Rodgers in Concert

I know this isn't even close to Paul Rodgers, but it's a long story. I had a job this weekend working for my sister who is filming a documentary about Paul Rodgers. I was in Corona yesterday for a special concert he put on for the Fender Center. It was very surreal to follow him around all day as he did interviews and take pictures of him and his band. Unfortunately, all of my photos cannot be posted, so you'll just have to take my word that I really was there.

This particular photo was taken on Friday when I had to drive out to Hollywood to pick up camera equipment. If you have ever seen the movie "Confessions of a Superhero" you will recognize this man. Now I can say I've seen a real movie star in Hollywood.

There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.
~ Edward Abbey

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Store is OPEN!

I am so happy to be able to announce that I am officially selling items directly from my website. You can head on over there right now and check it out!


Sunday, June 8, 2008

The Shell Game

The greatest friend of con artists is lack of knowledge.
~ Jane King

Friday, June 6, 2008


I have started gardening again and it is such a joy to look out the window and see flowers...

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.
~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


It was E's birthday yesterday - 17! So hard to believe. I took these a few weeks ago at some old shacks not far from here that are being torn down. He played model for me for an afternoon for a lighting project for school. I think his graduation photo captures his personality much more than these do.

Side note: I added a subscription button on the side if you would like to get this blog thru your email. :)

When you are seventeen you aren't really serious.
~ Max Lerner

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Public Transportation

I went out to LA today to supposedly take part in a protest at Union Station. A bunch of photographers were protesting their right to take pictures on public property. When I got there I only saw about 20 people so I ditched them to go shoot. I know, I'm not quite the rebel type. I did have fun taking photos on the subway tho.

People are looking for ways to reduce their transportation costs, and there is no better way to do that than public transportation. People are making what I would call intelligent decisions to take mass transit.
~ Douglas Hartmayer