Friday, March 23, 2012
It's the early quiet of spring...everything is tense, just waiting to emerge. Some things are poking their heads out of the ground, tentatively - some days it is cold and wet and foggy - other days it's 80 degrees and sunny. It's all a mishmash, unpredictable what will happen. This is what I love about my life, and hate about my life. Every day, wake up, coffee, computer, shoot, edit, computer, look at things, walk the dog, pet the dog, computer, make dinner with Fred (which is the part of my day I always love)...and then there's the new the fresh the unpredictable. What can I find today?
Lately, this is what I love the most...
Family Band- I can't stop listening to their haunting, amazing music. Their gorgeous videos - I want to go and be a part of their whole world. It has been years since I have found a band that has moved me so much. I would give anything to photograph them.
Our garden - is a sea of deep reds and blues and purples. Did you know that we had a garden? Hot peppers, red carrots, bulls blood beets and purple cauliflower...edible borage and arugula flowers...on warm days, the bees are all over the place. Lavender and cerinthe...it's just lovely right now.
Demonology by Rick Moody - amazing short stories. I can't stop marveling at what sort of mind creates this dark, stunning take on the world.
The Architect's Brother by Robert and Shana Parke Harrison - so futile and hopeful and beautiful. The thought and energy and craftsmanship behind these photos makes me remember every day how dauntingly powerful an image can be. I am awestruck that they can take such complex (and simple) ideas from their heads and fully execute and realize them onto a beautiful piece of paper.
Anthology Magazine (and their fantastic blog). So much inspiration - who are these people and how do they find such wonder?
Anything you can tell me about grainy photos, heavy white silk, little farms, eggs, birds, beasts...anything you can tell me that is fresh but also maybe made of old stones piled up on top of each other.
That is what I am loving lately.