Saturday, February 28, 2009

Day 059


Avoid morning sex, painted on a building. It makes zero percent sense to me, but I find it funny.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Day 058


This is a preview of sorts for a forthcoming rough edit of a video.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Day 057


Help! Vote!

non-photo related post in try to pimp my sister's non-profit

Help Please...

Click HERE

Register. Vote. Help those in need. All in under 3 minutes.

Please, Help.

thanks to Caleb for helping me get the word out.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Day 055


Saint Patrick's Day Doll

Here is a little Leprechaun just ready to celebrate Spring. She is 11" tall and made from a variety of fabrics. I am trying some new fibers for my dolls hair. I have been buying batting from some wonderful Etsy shops. Most of the batts are wool, silk and Angelina...I love the sparkle.
Let me know what you think!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Day 054


This is Peter, one of the volunteers at the Bodondo Clinic. I swear we went to other places. I just really dig this people.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Day 053


I had a few leftover polaroids from a shoot on Saturday so I snapped a polaroid (technically fuji instant film fp100) or two off of me, for posterity I guess. Anyway I used it as a challenge to take a self portrait with a very shallow depth of field. I imagine that fact is boring.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Day 052


This is one of those shots I'm draw to but don't rightly know why. Some subtle energy to it or something. This is at the Bodondo Clinic.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Day 049


Mermaids at the Beach

Living in Virginia beach is exciting. It is so different from where I lived in New York. After years of shoveling snow and freezing in Amherst New york I wanted a change. Virginia Beach was that change. It is a clean and beautiful area. And the beach is like magic. The sunsets are so powerful with their rich pinks and purples. A day at the beach is a day full of fun for our family!
I love the summers here, but there is something so peaceful about visiting the beach in the winter when only the locals are making footprints in the cold sand. I like to go there to think and get ideas.
So as a tribute to this beautiful is my latest creation. Made from silk,felt, vintage and new materials. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

mock warhol for my boss' valentines present

Day 048


Another group shot. This time at the home garden of one of the women who volunteers at the Allen Stone Clinic in Bujagali. This is her family, including kiddos, and parents. Her husband is not present, but it isn't because he died of AIDS, as is pretty common, sadly. In Sarah's case it is that he was pretty awful to her and their religious beliefs also were splitting and she couldn't be with him any more, so she packed up the kids and headed out. I have audio of her story somewhere. Talk about courage...she seems to have it (especially in her context)..

Monday, February 16, 2009

Day 047


This is, in short, what I shot today. I shot a bit more but it is all Taylor. More Africa to come soon, I'm sure.

too much media.


I like using twitter, but honestly when someone posts too often in the day, I'm taking them off my list. At first I wanted to add anyone and everyone who i could learn from, or get inspiration from, as well as friends, family, big people, small people. But now when there's so much on there, that I can't keep up with that as well as my regular e-mail messages, and we're not even starting on google reader lists. I never will keep up with that one. I'm on the cusp of becoming a modern person - or something. But I wonder if it's too much to handle. Am I getting old!?

How do all of these busy and rising professionals have time to keep up!

- While working AND making great work?!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Day 045


Paul + Rose + their kids + other kids who stay at their orphange. This is a group shot in the road right after their church service the morning we left. Its funny how strange they look to me in clothes that aren't brown and ripped.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Day 044


God. Look at this freaking hair. She is fully amazing and I think I love her. I think I derailed there at some point.

Shooting later tonight but it is totally a secret.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Was an hour late for work because I didn't push the snooze button on my alarm. I had a dream about the cup. I think Casey Hardigree was holding it but it was much larger than normal, and I was trying to take a picture.

Recorded a penguin commercial at a radio station. It will be on the TV spot ive been working on!

Press checked the cover of a big project that has a photo I took full bleed on the cover. Pretty exciting!


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Day 042


This guy...this guy is sweaty. I'll note that not 10 feet from him was a kid working at the corn mill wearing a woolen beanie.

Shot today: Two 4x5 polaroids of Bob. I like them.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Ate fancied ramen noodles and watched part of garden state with drew, then we went shopping at target for a really long time.

I bought an insanely large rainbow striped towel that I plan to utilize to the fullest this summer.

And then had an hour and a half long, much needed, phone conversation with Adam. I feel a lot better about life in general.


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Day 041


So I realized I've been slacking on the details part.

Today I took only one frame. I took it of Shawn / Sean (not sure) whom I met through Allison whom I met via Bob.

I'm tired. Kevin is back in town.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Day 040


Here is where I ate dinner one night. This is the Nile. Well, technically the White Nile, which is a source out of Lake Victoria (just south of where I was) for the Nile that everyone knows. It's nuts to me to think that water runs to the Mediterranean.

Kind of cheesy but man it is pretty.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Day 039


Kevin from a while back.

Man I can't wait for Africa film.

Family matters and dolls

It has been another busy week. Between having 135 new students, and let me say they are wonderful. I am so lucky to be at the best school in Virginia Beach! My students work hard and put so much effort into their work.

On my off time I am always busy with my little 7 year old Katie. She too is a creative little one. She is making her own Valentine's this weekend using wiggly eyes, glitter and crayons...not to mention feathers, yarn and scraps.

Today I listed a new bunny doll on Etsy...
Take a look!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Day 038


In a break from Africa, here is a weird self portrait from today, created from boredom. I've got to figure out how to sync the speed graphic to strobes. Anyone know about converting old flash poles into a pc sync?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Day 036


Once the salsa was done being made (cooking class put on by Sarah), I was grabbing a shot of it finished. The kids near by very literally started dancing spontaneously.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Valentine's Dolls

Here is another little "Heart Beat" doll. Just listed on my Etsy shop. I have a new hairdo for this doll. I used a beautiful wool angelina blend that I just purchased. I love working with it!
Her face is embroidered and she has a beaded dress. She holds the key to your heart as well as some flowers. Flowers and hearts are used for her little shoes. Enjoy!

Day 032

el2_032 ruth

This is Ruth, one of the girls living at the orphanage where DIG has helped develop a garden. Said orphanage is called St. Paul & Rose after the husband/wife team who run it and who have four kids of their own mixed in with the family—which is how they really a family. All told 26 people sleep in their tiny little place, at least during the school year, all of whom are given year round farming education by Paul. He was telling me about how you can be educated fully in Uganda and still not ever find a job, so to that end he teaches all the kids things like agriculture, cooking, and crafts/handiwork so that they will always at least be able to take care of themselves and their families. Pretty freaking smart.

Ruth is striking.