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Daytripping — Idyllwild, Calif.

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Images from a day trip to Idyllwild ~ March 8, 2014.

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Idyllwild, California

 

Idyllwild, California

 

Idyllwild, California

 

Idyllwild, California

 

Idyllwild, California

 

Idyllwild, California

Kinfolk Volume 6

| December 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ever since the debut issue of Kinfolk, I’ve been drawn to the creative community of contributors – especially the thoughtful writing, styling and imagery.  Editor Nathan Williams and his team are continually delivering page after page of inspiring and aesthetically pleasing content.

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On the personal front, I’m especially honored and beyond thrilled to be published in the most recent issue (Kinfolk Volume 6).  I contributed a piece titled “Loose-Leaf Bookends” — a meditation of sorts on loose leaf tea and creating rituals for being present and more attentive.  And, a wonderful image created by photographer Ryan Robert Miller provides the perfect pairing.

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It’s hard to put into words, but I find that reading through Kinfolk brings about a unique sense of nourishment (both the creative and cerebral varieties).  I’m often tempted to dig into a new issue in one setting.  Instead, I force myself to savor the content over the course of days and weeks, carefully selecting a particular essay or series of images to fully settle into and enjoy (often accompanied with a cup of tea and a carefully chosen reading venue).  Sometimes the selected words and images serve as a needed diversion from the day-to-day….but more often than not they bring about a comforting connectedness.

The Kinfolk manifesto: Every element of Kinfolk—the features, photography, and general aesthetics—are consistent with the way we feel entertaining should be: simple, uncomplicated, and less contrived. Kinfolk is the marriage of our appreciation for art and design and our love for spending time with family and friends.

You should get to know Kinfolk…and Volume 6 would make a perfect holiday gift (for yourself and/or others). Order it here (you won’t regret it, I promise).

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Light + Lines. Black & White abstract photography.

| November 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

This play of light and lines caught my attention.  Sometimes direct sunlight and white walls can make for an interesting composition.

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Lawn Bowling. Laguna Beach, Calif.

| September 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Digging lawn bowling, as of late…

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Noguchi Garden – Costa Mesa, Calif.

| September 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Just a few blocks from my office is the Noguchi Garden.  It’s a great spot to settle in for a hand-packed lunch, or a mid-day respite from the wheels of commerce.  It also is fun to photograph. (images created with iPhone)

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Gotham City

| September 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

I’ve been revisiting a folder on my computer that has become the holding spot for hundreds/thousands of iPhone photos. This image is from Manhattan (downtown)…taken through a dirty office window on a rainy day.

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Seascape. Pacific. Monochrome.

| January 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Making long exposure seascapes in black and white have been my nourishment as of late.

Ella

| December 19, 2011 | 1 Comment

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Finally found time to make some images of my own family today.  Ella put on my cap for a few…this is personal favorite.

Randomly. From the Archives.

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

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I’m thinking of doing a series of messy hair images.  This one will likely make the cut.

 

Recommendations + Inspiration

| November 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

I dig. You may as well.

Alternative Photographic Processes Blog

Photographer David Chow’s blog is dedicated to providing information on everything and anything related to alternative photographic processes.

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Lauren Henkin Blog

Musings on photography and the visual arts by Lauren Henkin. (Photo: Lauren Henkin)

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The Scout

The Scout is a lifestyle and design-conscious site highlighting unique events, retail and dining experiences in New York City. (Photo: Paul & Williams)

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