Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New Series (!) AND I'm Presenting at Pecha Kucha!

I have some big news!  Like really big news.  I may have let the cat out of the bag to some of you, but I've been doing a pretty good job keeping my new series under-wraps - until now!  It is finally time to announce my new series, and what better way than at Pecha Kucha!  What's Pecha Kucha, you might ask?  Simply put, it's a presentation where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds.  The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.  Oh, and did I mention it's in front of 300-400 people?  I'm trying not to think about that part right now.  Past presenters include artist/designer Alyson Fox, chef extraordinaire Tyson Cole and architect Michael Hsu, so I'm pretty honored to be part of such a great event.

For the last few years, I've been working on a personal project documenting rest areas all across the southwest.  Soon after my move to Austin, I started noticing these neat little roadside tables, and out of curiosity, did a little research on them, ultimately finding out how historic they are and that they are being demolished all over the country due to budget cuts, etc.  After finding out how quickly they were being torn down, and actually seeing it happen, I felt this need to start photographing them before they were gone forever.

So, here we are, four years later.  I've driven well over 10,000 miles (I stopped keeping track!) and have shot over 100 rest areas, and it's been an amazing adventure.  This project has been a true labor of love, and my most extensive personal project to date.  And best of all, it was all shot on good old-fashioned FILM!

Make sure to visit my website to see more from the series, and if you're in town, hope you can make it to Pecha Kucha next Thursday!


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Julie Blakeslee's (of Big Red Sun!) Funky Austin Home

Even though I shot this a while ago, I just couldn't let it get buried in the archives and never seen, it's just too fun of a house!  This is the home of Julie Blakeslee of the amazing (that's an understatement!) Big Red Sun, a landscape design company here in Austin.
Styling by Helen Thompson


Friday, September 21, 2012

Roger Hazard and Chris Stout's House!

I know, I know, I'm very behind on my blogging and trying to catch up, so this is kind of old news, but it's still one of my favorites and I've been excited to post it ever since I shot it.  Check out the home of Roger Hazard (producer/designer on Sell This House, Sell This House: Extreme and Move This House on A&E) and his husband, Chris Stout.  The house is located in Agave, a super-cool, modern and green neighborhood, here in Austin. 
Styling by Adam Fortner.    

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From the Archive

I was just digging through my archive and came across this pretty little house that I shot a while back and thought I'd share.  I just love the use of color, and I LOVE those funky little framed monkey prints!  Happy Friday!  Styling by Helen Thompson

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Better Homes and Gardens!

I'm so excited to finally post the tearsheets from this story I did for Better Homes and Gardens of interior designer Kelly Moseley and her family's gorgeous, remodeled 1930s cottage. These images are really making me miss summer as I sit about 2 inches from my space heater, dreading going out in the 37 degree weather! Bring back the BBQs!

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Take Monday Off...And Come to Austin!

Check out this fun travel piece I did for the Wall Street Journal. It's so exciting to see Austin getting so much great press, but at the same time, I really want it to stay a secret so it never changes! This shoot was really tough - I had to go to a bunch of my favorite places, eat at some of my favorite restaurants, and explore new areas that I hadn't been to before; can you sense my sarcasm yet? :)

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