Annie Claire is a “fiber processor.” She spins and dyes yarn and designs knitting patterns. Find her website at www.byannieclaire.com. I met Annie when she worked with goats at Harley Farms, up the coast from Santa Cruz about 30 miles, in Pescadero. She wanted some shots for her website.
Gazelle is my web mistress
I was lucky enough to shoot the handsome pooch, Buster, this week in the studio. Buster is entering a contest in my local paper, the Good Times Santa Cruz, for Crazy Pet Tricks. Please vote for Buster!
Beautiful shapes in the form of classic cars were in full glory at the Baja Cantina in Carmel Valley. The population at this regular Thursday night gig was expanded with the attendees from the Concours D’Elegant. There were beauties and junkies, but these old cars had shape and style.
I get to NYC a few times a year, needing an infusion of culture in the form of art, architecture and fashion. This trip was no exception. Starting at the Metropolitan Museum, I saw the well attended Alexander McQueen Show. It did not disappoint! Going with a museum member is the only way; however we arrived at 7:45 AM and still stood in line. The show was a combination of fashion and video.
Next stop, The Guggenheim, where I viewed an installation of Lee Ufan’s incredible work.
Just seeing this remarkable building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is almost enough. In fact, many of my NYC photos are architecturally based. In fact, I see shapes everywhere.
I’m off to Squaw Valley for the Wanderlust Festival. I’ll be shooting photos and writing about this wonderful gathering of yogis. Check in for up to date photos and info. WanderlustFestival.com.
Wanderlust was a remarkable gathering of yogis in a spectacular setting. Can you imagine doing yoga at 8,000 feet? While there were many gorgeous opportunities for landscape photography at Wanderlust, I gravitated towards the musicians as well as the fashion. What a show!
I have always loved portraiture, and decided to explore new and interesting faces with my Townies Project. The Townies, in this case, are from Santa Cruz, CA. The June 3rd Opening at my Fair Avenue Studio was a huge success. The plan is to have a Townies Exhibition each year and develop the concept into a book. I may even travel and create a Townies exhibit for other towns or cities. Everyone needs a great portrait, whether for a website, business card, or to hang above a fireplace. My portraiture concept is purely artistic, and can be used for business. I am beginning a new series of portraits. Please Contact me, if you are interested in participating.