How I shot it: London colleague, Rob

I promised “how I did it” posts, so let’s kick it off! Rob is adorable and is also very into fashion. So, when brainstorming about how to shoot everyone, “fashion magazine” was the obvious pick for him. The only choice was: formal or casual? In the end, we shot both, but my final pick for him was a casual shot. Location This was easily the simplest of all the shots in the whole series. A group of us were walking to lunch and I had my camera with me. This wall with the diagonal ridges is right in front of[…]

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My newest photo portfolio: all of my colleagues in London

Over the last couple of months, I’ve undertaken a photo project: shooting cinematic or fashion-forward portraits of each of my coworkers. I work at a digital agency in London, where we focus on analytics, web optimization, and search; it may not sound creative but it is surprisingly so. There are 18 of us, and everyone had their own concept, location, wardrobe (of course), etc. I wanted to create a unique portrait for each person – something that would highlight an aspect of their personality and/or life, and would frankly just make everyone look as cool as they are. I shot[…]

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One day in Paris

The Eurostar. Ahh, the Eurostar. One tube stop from home, two hours on a train, and we were in the middle of Paris. I love the Eurostar. When Adam and Jenna came to visit several weeks ago (I’m way behind on posting…) we knew we had to do a side trip to Paris. In one night and one day we visited Notre Dame (twice!), the Pont des Arts, the Île de la Cité, the Louvre, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Eiffel Tower, the Latin Quarter, AND took a boat tour. We also had at least five cafe stops, and plenty[…]

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Jenna looking foxy

Adam and Jenna came out to visit London and THAT WAS FANTASTIC. I often feel like I’m living on another planet out here and they made me feel that was not the case. Before I get to our fabulous day in Paris, I’ll just say this: I love shooting Jenna. We stayed in a Scottish-themed hotel in Paris for one night – yes, I see the irony, and one of the rooms had this weird narrow hallway with striped wallpaper and ceiling lights. Obvious photo shoot time. Share this…TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailGoogle+

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Haworth: home of the Brontes

Several weeks ago, my friend Erin suggested a weekend in Haworth, where the Bronte sisters lived. I couldn’t say no to that, although to be quite honest that isn’t my cup of literature-related tea…Lefteris and I have been talking about touring the LHC (which we’re doing in August!) and Erin explained her feeling by saying, “I’m as excited about this as you guys are about your giant ray gun.” So we were in! The moors, it turns out, are totally dramatic and bleak. We spent our weekend wandering around, including a long “walk” as the British call them, which was[…]

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Andalucia day 6 part 1: the Mezquita

I’ve obviously fallen behind on posting about Andalucia; there are still a few more little adventures to go. Today: the Mezquita! Ahhhhh, the Mezquita. So bizarre and so beautiful. Here are the Cliff’s Notes: around 600 AD the building was started as a Christian church. In 784, it was built in earnest as a mosque. Leaders added on and on and on to it over the following centuries until it reached its current dimensions in 987, filling it with giant arches of granite, jasper, onyx, and marble. It was turned back into a Christian church in 1236. Then the weird[…]

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Andalucia day 1: the Alhambra

For this year’s Christmas/New Years holiday trip, I consider the flying day “Day 0” because 1) we got up at 3 to get to the airport, so we were completely out of our minds most of the day, 2) the plane actually got turned around in the air and sent back to London because there was a medical emergency (I hope the person is all right), and 3) we didn’t really do anything of note other than get the car and get our (my) first taste of driving in the tiny Spanish streets of Granada, which was quite enough, thank[…]

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Andalucia Christmas road trip

We were intending to go to Egypt for the holidays, but as my great friend Vivi put it to me in an email recently, “Where did you end up going? I know you too well to assume the last place you said you were going to is where you actually went to…” She’s right. Spain seemed more relaxing, closer, and also less expensive at the last minute (since I tend to plan all personal travel at the last minute that’s important). So we flew into Malaga, rented a car, and spent a little over a week exploring. It was outstanding[…]

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Leslie & Peter’s Hitchup Hoedown

My very, very good friends Leslie and Peter, both Americans but whom I know from London, got married, and I had the absolute pleasure of being their wedding photographer. Their wedding was at Peter’s parents’ house outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and I managed to stop there while I was moving from San Francisco to London. This being October (or it was back then, anyway), they did it harvest-style and called it the “Hitchup Hoedown”. Here are a few photos, and you can take a look at the whole album too! The wedding was in the back yard (which was[…]

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