Apparently you’re never too old to visit the Magic Kingdom – the happiest place on earth!
Yes, I’m deathly afraid of heights, but yes I did indeed take a ride on California Screamin’. This is no ordinary roller coaster. It goes from 0 to 55 mph in 4 seconds at the ride’s inception and includes one complete inversion about halfway through. I truly felt the limits of my fear and amazingly enough came out the other side.
My brother and mom – the true fans of Disneyland!
strollers strollers everywhere – they even get priority parking spaces near all the rides!
Crema is my favorite cafe in Portland… but when I’m in L.A. it’s all about Urth Caffe. I’m on a soy chai latte kick right now and theirs have just the right amount of spice without too much sugary sweetness. It’s a comfy cozy good morning in a cup. Surrounded by friends (our first time together since Memorial Day on the Vineyard in 2007) and a little verbal sparring with Peter made for a perfect morning. As you can see I had just won the latest bout.
There are a few signature shots I love to take.
[No, not those kind of shots. Though if you have to know I would say I found a couple favorites not too long ago one night at the MAC club – namely chocolate cake and lemon drop. At one point jello shots got me into some “hot” (well actually cold) water on my 21st birthday, but that’s an entirely separate story.]
Now back to photography… I love black and white with the least possible amount of light, I love shadows and skies, I love taking shots from the ground looking up at a group of friends faces, and I love repeat photography. Recently I was able to repeat a portrait shot in one of my favorite places – the Getty Villa in Malibu, California
I photographed my brother there last spring and this year I found myself with the chance to shoot friends in the same location. I don’t know what it is about this place – the natural light, the strong architectural features, the symmetry, the texture. Or the way that all those things make the people I’m photographing feel. I love capturing that on film.