Wednesday, September 30, 2009

bon iver - 2009

sunday morning i experienced an amazing event. bon iver played a sunrise (as in 5:45am) show at the hollywood forever cemetery. it was truly magical. capturing the event was a joy and a challenge. these are a few of my favorite shots.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


these were both taken in beautiful upstate new york, near Crystal Lake. both of these are 3 images that were stitched together in photoshop.

Friday, September 11, 2009

robin, robin, robin and robin

so, this is interesting. i recently attempted a digital watercolor tutorial (photoshop) using an image of my lovely and talented little sister robin from her LA visit last summer. i played around with this for a while, and although i wasn't entirely successful, i ended up with these 4 versions. i presented them as a set because they are more interesting as a group rather than individually. slapped on a cute little graphic in the center and voilĂ ! this experiment went from failed tutorial to quadruple cool.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

matt+lisa - wedding gift

my friends matt and lisa zelznick just got married in upstate new york. the wedding was amazing (pictures to come) but here are the custom, handmade wine glass charms i made as a wedding gift. from designing the label, to photographing the final product, this project was fun. this is the most well thought out project i have ever done. from idea to completion, the process was slow, steady and thoughtful. i am THRILLED about how it turned out and i have a new outlook on approaching larger scale projects like this in the future.

i enjoy working on projects that require several components. this one allowed me to combine bead work, photography and graphic design. below is the label i created for the outside of the tin box which held the wine charms. i viewed this like branding a product, something in which i have little experience. but i do know a little something about logo design. after some playful experimenting, i settled on a 'logo' using matt and lisa's names. the rest of the design fell into place shortly thereafter. i'm super happy with the outcome and i look forward to exploring product design and branding.