Thursday, December 29, 2011

What will my niece listen to.

Growing up I was very lucky to have a brother who was five years older then me and new everything about music. Basically all my birthday and Christmas presents were records that he thought I should listen to, not what I would ask for. Lucky for me he introduced me to Crass. I'm not sure how old I was when I first listened to Penis Envy but that album I feel should be the introductory to music to teenage girls everywhere.

Along the years Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney became my sing along driving tunes. Corin Tucker up above.

Sleater-Kinney from a show at the Glass House in Pomona, California. Shot in 2002.

Unfortunately Sleater-Kinney went on a indefinite hiatus.

Thankfully Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss have started a new band called Wild Flag. I discovered them on the David Letterman show! I can't wait to see them live.

I also really need to check out/support Crazy Band, I've only heard great things about this band. Jasmin and Jennifer up above, or is it Jennifer and Jasmin? I'm terrible with twins..

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Behind the scenes.

In color!

Yep, that painting/poster really does hang over the bed.

Monday, December 19, 2011

From the garage to gallery.

Here are a few photos I shot of Ed painting for a show he was having at Roberts and Tilton in November of 2008.

A portrait of the amazing Miranda July.

And her husband, artist, writer, director, Mike Mills.

Ed possibly getting annoyed of me shooting instead of helping..

Work still needed to be hung.

The show was incredible, I hope you, whoever you are reading this, was able to see it in person.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A fast blast from the past.

So 10 years ago this month Ed and I drove to San Francisco to watch Brian Anderson receive Thrashers Skater of the Year Award. These are a couple of photos from that night.

Chad Muska, Brian Anderson and my man of the hour, Ed.

BA slipping away, Ed and Brad Staba.

Just for the record considering I wasn't able to get a photo of this, after the festivities Ed and I drove Mike Maldonado back to his place that night. Mike and I had to cram together in the front passenger seat as the back of the van was packed full. Mike like everyone else that night was drunk. So drunk that he puked out the window, hitting the mirror and the door. Good times, great friends, awful smells..

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Berlin, out of the fountian and on solid ground.

Possibly trying to clean up public affection.

It's really something special, when your least expect it, you happen upon an OS Gemeos mural.

I'm sure these guys are thinking, "why didn't she shoot this in color???"

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Berlin, walking on water.

I just read a funny headline that said, "Why you should never walk and text: Distracted woman falls into shopping mall water fountain."

Monday, November 21, 2011

I'm back!

So we just returned home from our 20 year wedding anniversary trip and it was wonderful! 1. I was with the man I love 2. We traveled around Belgium, France and England and 3. The weather was amazing! no rain, no snow, maybe a little crisp but who cares, did I mention I was with the man I love!

So here are a collection of photos from London. Not from this trip. We haven't made it to the lab yet to drop off our film. These images are from our trip in May. Which I just remembered had a couple of rainy days on us. God, I'm sounding so obsessed by rain. I actually like the rain when I'm at home, like yesterday it rained all day and I loved it. I just parked my butt on the couch and played scrabble and watched old Kitchen Nightmares.

So like in earlier posts, I like to shoot legs in London. It's usually part of our night time walk, we seek out legs and chase them down. London has never failed us until now. Young women have finally reached the logical conclusion that when its cold out side, like 6 degrees C you wear tights or pants. I shot one pair of legs, sad for me but proud of the young English women.

Inside the Tate Modern. One of our favorite museums.

Looking outside from the Tate Modern, one of our favorite walks.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

This is what I'll be leaving.

If your thinking the title sounds a little sad well it's because today the temperature reached 81 and well where we're heading is going to be in the high 50's and rainy. The temperature thing actually doesn't bother me, I feel pretty prepared for the cold, probably over prepared. It's the rain that's getting me a little down. We do have some shows we want to check out but a lot of our time is spent walking, that's what we love to do, walk and shoot photos. But when it's raining it makes it a lot harder for me to shoot. Ed has no problem with whatever mother-nature brings him, I on the other hand at just the slightest hint of a sprinkle the camera goes into my waterproof purse that gets zipped up. Making it really hard for spontaneity. You know what, I should stop complaining and just be thankful for the opportunity to travel, to be celebrating our wedding anniversary and for living in a place with wonderful year round weather.

I am very thankful for the people who make sand penis's.

I wonder what her favorite song is?

I'm thankful for the kids who loiter on the corners of downtown H.B.

I'm thankful for the couples who display youthful public affection.

I'm thankful for the guy just going for it rollerskating in a g-string.

I'm thankful for people with different views from me having a sense of humor.

And most of all I will be thankful for the rain because without it maybe I wouldn't appreciate all this beautiful sunshine.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

More photos, more Paris.

More lurking.

Hopefully this photo will look better printed.

I have really been enjoying shooting at night while away on our travels.

Sometimes I just have to see if I can shoot a decent self portrait, not sure if I did this time but showing it anyway.