Sky / Palo Duro Canyon

I’ve photographed this lovely young lady twice now, and my my my, how she shines.  There’s a bright future awaiting beautiful Sky. The biggest compliment you can give me is hiring me to photograph you twice.  (or three or four or 10 times.)  🙂    

on being single.

I thought I was going to sleep, but the ocean in my head had different ideas and next thing I knew, I was swimming in crashing waves and coughing the thoughts out.  I process myself best in picture/word combos, so here are the words I feel and some pictures I’ve taken over the years that…

Insta / Musings

Insta / Musings Hi friends! On Friday I released my first ever book effort, called Insta / Musings. It’s a compilation of 50 photos and the paragraphs of writing they inspired.  It’s a lot like the writing you see on this blog, just condensed. I’m really proud of it and I’m hoping this is only…

peaches

Life isn’t always easy.  I don’t mean those days when you spill your coffee or you’re late or you don’t get something you wanted.  I mean the valleys in life when everything seems to be a step off.  You’re a puzzle piece but nothing around you fits.  It’s these times in life that leave the…

the starting line

I read somewhere that true love is seeing the very ugliest part of a person, and forgiving it; it’s being wronged, but moving on and loving them anyway, with the understanding that we’re all have ugly bits and pieces, and Love means more than leaving because your significant other has a metaphorical “bad hair day”. …

pantomime

Photography forces me to look at things from every angle, to inspect and to figure out. Not only my subject, but myself. I watch others interact, and I’m moved to capture it as a photo, and to capture that feeling in my own life. It’s the most bizarre thing, that just by taking a photo,…

Comfort.

I’m writing this on the same device that is currently supplying music to my ears and A book to my brain. (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy). This beach required wristbands and towels, which I picked up from an automated kiosk littered with children and discarded memories. The machines don’t work though, they sit Idle, blinking…

family ties

Over the course of my life, I’ve been lucky enough to adopted into several different families.  Some born of comfort, some necessity, some ease… but all equally important to me. This family is no different. They’re been treating me like one of their own for 7 years now, and I’ll always be grateful for that….

translations

Los Angeles is the most art filled city I’ve ever lived in.  I guess that’s not saying much coming from a small town Texas girl, but I am struck everyday with what people create out here.  On walls, and rock, on the street, in trash, lit up, layered upon.  It’s got this reckless abandon quality……

Violent Waves: O’Brother

“I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’” I had a late night conversation with a random person on a street corner in downtown Houston.  I had been having a rough night, and I escaped…

building material(s)

We learn young to build our houses with brick and mortar.  We can’t help it.  The youth clouding our eyes tells us that anything that seems good will last forever, and before your first major loss, it’s impossible to believe otherwise. Then comes the break. You can’t gently destroy solid walls, they have to come…