Oftentimes, I have work I've shot recently which typically ends up archived on my hard drive, locked away from eyes that might behold the element of beauty contained in each piece. These photographs resonate with me as a photographer/artist, and represent the next steps -- steps in a continuous journey, I might add -- toward where I hope I'm headed in this photographic medium. I'm kinda picky and strangely specific about what I choose to share and where. I prefer to keep my Instagram personal; little glimpses into our life as a family; me trying to find balance while still loving my people well; sharing about other art forms I'm obsessed with and beginning to pick up; ways I am finding to fulfill my need for creative work whilst caring for three littles. Oh and of course, oversharing phone pics of said girls (duh). SO. These locked away photographs, which I love, and want to share somehow, find a bright & tidy home here on my site. And from time to time, this visual journal brings a new client or two my way, which is *always welcomed. Because money, capitalism, and three kids. And date night.
I write this to say that I recently shot these photographs above at a beautiful historic home, one that has been skillfully and carefully restored, with specific intention. It belongs to a family we deeply appreciate, and we spent some time lingering inside and outside as the sun set and the littles ran around. The house sits on five acres, is filled with abundant natural light, and dare I say, we would love to live here some day. Some day. We shall see. Or as my dad has always said, hide and watch. The photographs above are some of those that I really dig, that would end up locked away or, best case scenario, make their way to my OFFSET portfolio -- which if you don't already know, OFFSET licenses a portion of my portfolio. (By the way, if you ever want to support my work outside of hiring me for a specific project, you can spread the word that those images which you can see here are available to be licensed for all sorts of purposes, large and small, and are quite reasonably priced. My portfolio for OFFSET is primarily older work; I'll be updating the set soon, with many of the images you see on these recent posts on my journal. You can also contact me anytime by clicking 'contact' on the left side of your screen to order a print of any photograph you see on my site.)
So what I am trying to communicate is that I plan to do more frequent posts, with less text. More visual, less blog-like. I'll still occasionally write about our family and those things, but like I said above, my Instagram is the best way to stay up to speed.
Thank you so, so much for supporting my work, reading my posts, and continuing to offer encouragement over these many years. Love to y'all. xx
last thing -- pro tip : if you are an independent creative content generator of any kind, you absolutely must read Milton Glaser's essay on Ten Things! Do it, read it. You won't be sorry.
Love you people, my readers, y'all are the truly the bestest.