Over the past couple of months, I’ve been traveling around and meeting up with some incredible artists as part of my job shooting for Juxtapoz magazine! Alex Pardee curated the current issue of Juxtapoz, and based it all around imagination. That made my job of shooting the portraits for this issue super exciting! We wanted these imaginative artists to be shown in a way that shows both them and the worlds that they create, in a unique way.
The creativity, started as soon as you flipped the page to a table of contents!
I had the joy of shooting Tara McPherson, The Lonely Island, Scott C, Matt Ritchie, Tim Shaffer, Wolvesmouth, and Alex Pardee! I was so excited to be able to see the photos I take in something that I could actually hold in my hands.
Heres a couple of pages of my photos, that are in the issue of Juxtapoz magazine, that is out right now!!!
The other day, I made a doll with a body that only a mother could love.
Ew, no. I meant a dog. I made a doll with a floppy body, popped a squeaker in that little lady and introduced her to Harvey. They became fast friends and have been pretty inseparable ever since. Her name is Philly. Philly The Elf…ia…
I’ve had the coziest wool shirt that I spent a little too much money on, for years now. I’ve probably worn it about 3 times because every time I put it on, it makes me look like I’m trying to cover up a baby bump. Its just expensive enough that I can seem to part with it, so every couple of months I try it on with something new in hopes that it’ll look the way it was intended to before I bought it and butchered its mystique by pairing it with different kinds of worn jeans. And the other day, IT WORKED!
I found a skirt that I nearly tossed because I forgot that it had been hiding out at the bottom of my closet, had it team up with the mumu shirt, and my favorite shoes and found my new favorite outfit!
Don’t you love when the saying “one mans trash is another mans treasure”, when it applies to future you and not some stranger that wants your sloppy seconds?
As previously mentioned, we recently rescued a puppy from the San Francisco Animal Care and Control center. At first, we talked about rescuing a fully grown dog since they are considerably more mellow but we ended up deciding against it. I wanted to be able to train a puppy and show him as much of the world that I could before he was too old to be afraid of any parts of it. So we ended up falling in love with Harvey who was approximately 3 months old according to the kennel. Then they said he was more likely about 5 months old, by the time we adopted him. By the time I got Harvey to the vet, a week later, he had grown so fast! The vet informed us that he was probably around 9 months old. Whatever his age, he’s grown out of his sniffing everything phase, and has even given himself a job!
Harvey seems to think that his job it to be a vacuum, now! It doesn’t pay well, but luckily, hes happy with just working for scraps. Floor scraps, table scraps, ever socks that fall from my pile of laundry that he seems to think are laundry scraps! This little thing wants to try everything! Heres a couple of more things that he would love to get a hold of:
Hi there! I’ve been an absent blogger, probably because I’m not much of a blogger to begin with. I miss having an outlet for what I’ve been working on, although a lot of the things I’ve recently been working on are sworn to secrecy, which brings me back to my lack of update.
I bet this is about as exciting to read about as the script for Juno, so onward to snippets of nonsense that have happened between jobs, over the past few months!
1. I got to meet Woody! The jerk told me that there was a snake in his boot and scared the bajesus out of me… 2. I bought so many balloons in New York, that I nearly flew away 3. I got to spend some time with my old friend at Disneyland, and found the joys of personalizing balloons 4. Had tons of fun scraps to pick up though out the month, from crafting
1. flew into LA just in time to make it to Alex’s Bunnywith art show, and hand out doughnuts to the crowd that was waiting outside to get in 2. Went on a road trip with this little lucky llama who got a lovely makeover, half way through 3. Started doing more stop motion VINE videos on my Vine account 4. Got to see the magical world of David Copperfield! 1. I was lucky enough to find some free time in Florida to go meet my best friends new little lady 2. Went rock climbing. 2 1/2. Kidding! If I wanted to climb, I’d obviously find a tree or a stagnant basket ball player 3. I got a brand new DSLR, and turned my cosmetic case into a padded camera case for it to live in. I LOVE how unassuming looks 4. Got to spend some time in Central Park with my favorite old friend Charlie the pup. I miss her a lot, being all the way out in New York with my grandma, but we recently got a new furry friend to help turn our California house into a home.
Alex and I have been spending a lot of our time at the Bay Area shelters in the search for the perfect companion. Every time we went to the San Francisco Animal Control center, little Harvey was there getting more irresistible with every visit. When we finally got the ok from our landlord to have a dog, we went back and got to visit Harvey out of his kennel. The first thing that he did was run up and hug us and we were in love! He’s been the most perfect puppy ever since!
We puppy proofed the house, cleaning, redecorating, fixing the yard. It feels good to finally see the house look how I’ve been wanting it to for so long. It feels good to know that I have such a supportive person to cheer me on though all of my silly home and work stresses. It feels good to have a new camera after beating mine up for so long. It feels good to have a companion that likes roll around in the grass and protect the house with a single bark. I feel like I’m starting a new chapter, premature of New Years and I really like it.