Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Emily and Trent

just got engaged

I had a great time with Emily and Trent at Lincoln Park this weekend. We were all worried about shooting in the overcast weather, but the rain cleared just in time. The Park was shimmering with blue, gray, yellow and orange colors everywhere, from the earlier rain. Fog rolled past on the other side of the lake, everything was serene and quiet. 
There was a two humped camel out in the zoo. He matched the tall prairie grasses perfectly.

Also, thank you to Mark Hauge who helped me design my new watermark and logo.
He's an insanely talented designer that I'm happy to endorse if you're in the market.

The new studio is coming along well. Please contact me to book a session:

Thanks and Happy Hanukkah

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

canine centrifuge

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Universe is Bound with Secret Knots

The City Museum in St. Louis is best seen after dark.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Early Winter Ghosts

The days are too short. The woods are too brown, and dead. Winter is coming, the sky is going to fall.
We set out Wednesday to find color and early winter ghosts. 
They exist, rich yellows, greens, blues and browns.  Things are so much quieter these days, but somehow the silence is watchful, aware.
A full yellow moon rose on my golden birthday. A buck crossed my path and let me follow him through a grove of trees. My favorite people in the world sang to me, and I sat on a dock in a frozen marsh with some of the best creatures I've met in the world. The moon had a ring that encompassed the whole sky, and ice alligators cut paths through the cattails. 
I couldn't ask for anything more.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Under Indiana

I discovered Morengo Cave by accident, much like it was originally discovered in September of 1883 by two school children, a brother and sister, exploring their local woods...

Can you even imagine how amazing it must be to be a child discovering a giant cave for the first time, and trying to keep it a secret?

"Marengo Cave was discovered September 6, 1883 by siblings Orris and Blanche Hiestand…Orris was 11 years old at the time, and his sister Blanche worked as a cook at the local Marengo Academy and had heard some of the boys discussing a sinkhole they had found in the woods close by. They suspected it might lead to a cave and were talking of returning with lanterns later. Blanche decided to beat the boys to it. She ran home from the school that day, enlisted her brother Orris, took two candles and set off into the woods…they stumbled into the sink hole, situated in a thick woods and undergrowth of vines and ferns. Orris let himself get down in the hole enough to see that an opening and darkness extended to unknown depth. The children crawled down a narrow passageway, approximately 50 feet long, and were the first humans known to set foot in Marengo Cave. Awed by what they had seen, but quickly becoming afraid of the darkness they retreated back to the surface."

Here are photos of my handsome accomplice and I exploring the woods above the cave. I guess Indiana isn't that bad after all.