Collaborating

on 14.5.14

A couple of months ago, I asked 2 friends from high school who live in different states if they would be interested in joining me for a fun year long photography collaboration project.  They both said yes!  The idea was since we all live in different places, we would have a weekly theme, using our mobile devices, to contrast the places we live.  We post our weekly theme on Tuesdays, and it has been a lot of fun thus far!  It is always exciting to see how each individual interpreted the theme, as well as the differences in where we live, the flora, the culture, and our lives in general.  Below is the photos from last weeks theme, mornings.  To check out more, click 3 only.  

South Dakota :: California :: Wyoming

simple. details.

on 17.4.14


Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. 
~ Leonardo da Vinci


this one is my favorite


taken with iPod 5


The Contemplative Gardener

on 15.4.14


Tarrnation Farm was featured in the April issue of Country Living  This quant little farm can be found in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire.  I am so going to stop there if I ever make it that far!  Just look for the hand lettered sign on the side of the road.  The owner, Reggie Tarr, bags all his vegetables in paper bags, and sells them for $5.95, and artful bouquets of flowers start at $9.95.  That's it in a nutshell.  Oh and it's self serve, just leave your funds in the coffee can on the counter.  I love it! The owner has more important things to do like tending to his beautiful flowers, and landscape.
I love his house with the weathered shingle siding, and the perfectly colored doors surrounded by God's amazing creation. Perfecto!  To read more about Tarrnation Farm, or see more of the photos, click here. 
 




Photographs by MAX KIM-BEE










store find

on 13.4.14

Be still my heart......I found this store via fvf. They interviewed the Bailey's, and took beautiful photographs of their store.  Here is a brief description of what they said about the store. 

"Housed in a converted English barn in the Herefordshire countryside, Baileys Home and Garden exudes a simple, utilitarian and effortlessly stylish aesthetic that infiltrates every corner of its homewares emporium. Worn wooden floors creak under your feet as you browse chandeliers made of antlers, alongside crates filled to the brim with pinecones and shelves lined with candles, stationery and an organic beauty range."  ~ fvf

A lovely description for a very charming store.  Who wouldn't love to stumble upon it while strolling on their bike along the fields of yellow Rapeseed flowers, while visiting England......I digress.  Here is a link to their store Baileys Home and Garden, it says they are not shipping internationally, yet.  To read the interview and see more amazing photos, click here




All photography by : Rich Stapleton for Cereal Magazine & FvF 







 










finding color :: green


biking lane. green.

old door. character. green.


lucky find. green.

simple. stems. green.


cherry bean. green.

breakfast. kids are hard on dishes. green.


industrial beauty. someone deserves a raise. thanks for picking color with style. green.

art. by me. green.




used stuff. great finds. one mans rubbish is another mans treasure. green.

finding color :: pink.

on 7.4.14





window. pink.


dressing room curtain. vintage. love.
art alley. pink.

farewell. pink.





What a weeks worth of groceries looks like around the world

Photography Peter Menzel photographed what would be considered a weeks worth of groceries, all around the world.   To see more photos visit Fstoppers.  One common thread I see with exception to only a few countries, is soda, soda, soda.  It's a little like "Where's Waldo", you just have to find it.  It is interesting to see what dominates in each photo, like bread, fruits and veggies, meat, dry goods, or chips and junk.  I think the USA has a lot of room for



                                                               Mexico






                                                                       Great Britian
 
 
 

                                                                              USA

Biography of a moment

on 20.3.14

This is one of those stories that just brings you to tears. I love when couples have so much love for one another. Reminds me of the story about Fred  and the song he wrote about his deceased wife.  This story however doesn't involve music, but a lifetime of photos, documented moments.  I love how the photographer Art Shay says "photos are a biography of a moment".  So true!  So much of the time I try to capture moments of my family, and or the details of our life, much to their dislike.  As a detail oriented person, I want to remember everything but it is just not possible.  Photos capture it all, mood, moments, and details, a biography.  This is one reason why I love Vivian Maier's work.  Her photos are a biography of a time in which I did not yet exist, but still get to enjoy.  This story and his photos encourage me to do what I love even if it seems crazy to some, and annoying to others.  I know a day will come when my family will appreciate what I am trying to accomplish.  The complete story can be found here.


 

finding more yellow

on 19.2.14

diptych. yellow


 it's the small things. yellow.


pattern. yellow.

finding color :: yellow.


book finds. yellow.



downtown art. oversized paint. yellow.


found. yellow.
embrace the moment. yellow.


light

on 16.2.14

                     Sometimes it is difficult to decide to go
                     with the original or the recreated. 
                     Today I will go with the recreated.

light. solitude.




God loved flowers and invented soil.  Man loved
                                       the flowers and invented vases. 
                                                   ~ Jacques Deval 
   

finding color :: red.

on 11.2.14



I am joining the ladies over at color//colour.  looking for color in the everyday during the dreary gray of winter (which I am also fond of).  red is the first color.