Dreaming of Spring

“It is a very beautiful day. The woman looks around and thinks: ‘There cannot ever have been a spring more beautiful than this. I did not know until now that clouds could be like this. I did not know that the sky is the sea and that clouds are the souls of happy ships, sunk long ago. I did not know that the wind could be tender, like hands as they caress – what did I know – until now?”

― Unica Zürn




 San Francisco, California

Instax, Retrospective & Fashion

Instant Love

Sometimes I just want to push a button and get a cool photograph right then & there without downloading, without photoshop, just an old fashioned image you can hold in your hand! In my camera kit for this past New York Fashion Week I carried around a Fujifilm Instax 210 for capturing those quick fleeting moments of fun fashion and it’s characters! 

The Camera: Super easy to use, I love the image size with the 210 and the best part is you have some control over how the camera takes the image. Film is easy to find (ok… I know, in NYC) but also online. I personally love it. It’s reliable and I can instantly hand someone a photo to remember a moment forever… isn’t that a beautiful part of photography?…

While my SX-70 and Land Camera and love for the folks at The Impossible Project will never fade for artistic projects, I had a lot of fun with this guy and I look forward to exploring more of what it can do in the future!

A Retrospective of New York Fashion Week with Fijifilm Instax 210:

Kaelen, Chris Benz, Lucky Magazine Brunch, Ken Downing & Donna Karan , Kate Spade, Gramercy Park Hotel, Betsey Johnson, Front Row at Donna Karan, Miss Julia Allison, GPOY with Juergen Teller, Gretchen Jones, Altuzarra, Anna Bauer , David Karp, Rachel, Rich Tong, Milk Studios, The Tumblr 24

A Beautiful Designer~

Katie Ermilio is a designer of beautiful things… maybe that has something to do with being the granddaughter of Grace Kelly’s personal clothier or having worked at Vogue. Either way this incredibly talented (and wonderfully sweet) woman is destined to great fashion stardom. 

These are the photos Rue Magazine commissioned me to shoot of Katie in her work studio, wearing her own designs for the premiere issue- click to see Katie’s classic fall shopping guide and swoon at the great taste and goodies!

All photos shot with my Pentax Spotmatic and fuijifilm 

Seeing Raleigh in a 35mm frame

An urban Art Space, a historic downtown, barber shops as they were, a farmer’s market, sweet southern gardenias wet with rain, my favorite camera store in the world, and on a stormy night a warm B&B to end the day in a claw foot bubble bath….

All images shot with my Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic and Fujicolor NPZ 800 film

Images from a Weekend~

A visit to the Union Square farmer’s market, a stop by The Strand to look at gardening books, a walk through Fishs Eddy, planting a new herb garden on our stoop, a homemade roast and reading The Bell Jar I found at a thrift store for $3… why can’t it always be the weekend?

All images were shot with my Minolta SRT101 & Fuji 160 film

Ten Polaroids~ Central Park Snow

What I love about Polaroid film is the notion that you only get one shot. Unlike digital where you can take hundreds on the same subject, the limitations of Polaroid film make you slow down and really be ready to capture a single image. The unexpected bubbles, uneven development, rips or tears all add character to the image. Compare these Polaroid images to film taken with a Hasselblad of the same subject in my story Central Park, Quiet as the Falling Snow~

All images taken with my Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 440 and Fuji instant film