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A Year in Photos | 2018

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A Year in Photos | 2018


We had ourselves another beautiful year. If you have a few minutes, I invite you to watch my love letter to my people, many of whom are you all, near and far, in my heart and mind often.

When it comes to life and art for life's sake, this quote sums up where I am at, personally, at this time.

“Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.”


―Pema Chödrön

I have learned a great many ways to live with intentional spaciousness and in doing so have really eliminated social media in the process. Find me via email, phone or good old fashioned mail. I want to be with my people, in connection and communion, even if that means I don't "see" you much through screens, I feel you all deeply. Now, enjoy, hit the HD button if that's an option (I won’t pay the $239 they want for the better HD), share with anyone who might want to see the kids and thank you for your love and support. Always, peace.

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New York City Adventure | 2018

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New York City Adventure | 2018

New York City in about 24 nonstop hours. That's how you do it, right? Well, when you are with family and friends who are chosen family, nonstop often means: Please don't end. 

Until next time . . .

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A Year in Photos | 2017

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A Year in Photos | 2017

It feels easy for me to drop in some dark thinking over this past year. It has been shocking. And so, that is why those who brought the light this year have felt extremely bright and important. And these people and events deserve to be celebrated. I have come to find my community of politically like-minded people and they are my neighbors! And they are so much more than that. The network of solidarity is so much larger than I ever could've hoped for. There is a place for what I feel and how I think, and it is beautiful and deep and rich. This year I was fortunate enough to have explored my craft in the most intimate way and forged relationships with women in a circle that I feel will never break. We swam in beautiful water. We burned fires in the woods. We danced under the Milky Way. My children, my husband, my family all grew in so many ways this year, and we capped it off with the most epic wedding of all time. I am so thankful for my family, who always shows me true happiness, safety and joy. And lastly, the babies. The beautiful babies born this year, two of which I witnessed. 

Thank you for the endless love and support for my photography. It is my calling. It is my peace. Sharing it with the world feels very right.

Pssst: Click the HD button for best viewing!

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September | 2017

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January | 2017

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Reunion

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Reunion

Ah, the hillbilly hide-away. Nearly six months later, I can look at these and laugh, but upon arriving at our lake-side camp for our family reunion this summer, my heart sank. For nine years my family has successfully used VRBO type summer rental sites to vacation all over, from Hawaii to Florida and on and on. And they had always been incredible. So pulling into this little spot, strewn with trash and bottle caps, the lawn over grown and construction materials everywhere, I fought back tears and tried to figure out how to make this place paradise for nearly 30 of us, traveling to Maine from as far as the West Coast and England. 

Never underestimate the power of one p.o.-ed momma. We got a crew in to clean it up immediately, the landlord (absentee, of course) quaking in his boots. And as our family arrived that first afternoon, the power of love and togetherness gently pushed the disappointment I was feeling away. The utter joy and freedom the kids had together and immediately was like a magic tonic. So was the beautiful lake water just a 100 yards from our cabins.

The bright-side of such simple surroundings is that we found our pleasure in each other. Every night we all pulled the picnic tables together and ate dinner, we made camp fires and sat around them late into the night, sharing stories and laughing so hard our sides hurt. We played games like telephone and soccer and pick-up. We threw the kids off the dock every night under a tremendous super moon. We made it entirely ours. Glad to call these people mine. Near or far.  

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A Year in Photos :: 2016

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A Year in Photos :: 2016

My year in photos. 

I began my third Photo-a-Day "Project" this year with shooting film daily. But guess what? Film is expensive! So I shot digitally daily as well. In fact, I did, like, two 365s in one, and what I put together here is a mix of the film and digital, and basically are my favorite images from my year, because I've been doing this for so long, I just said, "F--- it! I can end it here. And somedays are missing. And somedays have more than one shot." And I'll keep shooting daily, probably, forever.

These images are, after a few solid years of this practice, some of my most raw and real. They are imperfect. I was experimenting all year with film, film stocks, formats and then with different digital systems as well. Just trying to find a comfort-level. 

In the end I shot with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Mamiya, Yashica, Konica, and Pentax systems. 

Lastly, I'll add that the music in here speaks to the year I had. I learned about both these artists from friends who creatively feed my soul, and for that I am thankful. This music inspires and moves me and I love it. I hope you do too.

Thank you for taking a look. Hit the HD button for best results. It was a beautiful year.

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Film Year

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Film Year

Week 24

Puddle (Nikon FM2 :: Ektar)   157/365

Puddle (Nikon FM2 :: Ektar)

157/365

Long Walk Double Exposure (Canon 1v :: Portra 400 @200)   158/365

Long Walk Double Exposure (Canon 1v :: Portra 400 @200)

158/365

Essex River (Yashica T3 :: Ektar)   159/365

Essex River (Yashica T3 :: Ektar)

159/365

Ipswich River (Yashica T3 :: Ektar)   160/365

Ipswich River (Yashica T3 :: Ektar)

160/365

Tobin Bridge & Castle Island (Yashica T3 :: Ektar)   161/365

Tobin Bridge & Castle Island (Yashica T3 :: Ektar)

161/365

Ferns (Yashica T3 :: Ektar)   162/365

Ferns (Yashica T3 :: Ektar)

162/365

Jonsson's Garden (Yashica T3 :: Ektar)   163/365

Jonsson's Garden (Yashica T3 :: Ektar)

163/365

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Film Year

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Film Year

Week 23

The Pearl (Nikon FM2 :: Portra 400)   150/365

The Pearl (Nikon FM2 :: Portra 400)

150/365

Throwback (Nikon FM2 :: Ektar)   151/365

Throwback (Nikon FM2 :: Ektar)

151/365

(Nikon FM2 :: Ektar)   152/365

(Nikon FM2 :: Ektar)

152/365

Hiking the Fells (Nikon FM2 :: Ektar)   153/365

Hiking the Fells (Nikon FM2 :: Ektar)

153/365

Family (Pentax 645n :: Portra 400)   154/365

Family (Pentax 645n :: Portra 400)

154/365

At School (Yashica T3 :: Ektar)   155/365

At School (Yashica T3 :: Ektar)

155/365

Grocery Shopping (Yashica T3 :: Ektar)   156/365

Grocery Shopping (Yashica T3 :: Ektar)

156/365

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Film Year

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Film Year

Week 22

(Nikon FM2 :: Ektar)   143/365

(Nikon FM2 :: Ektar)

143/365

Seattle Day 1 (Pentax 645n & Nikon FM2 :: Portra 400)   144/365

Seattle Day 1 (Pentax 645n & Nikon FM2 :: Portra 400)

144/365

Seattle Day 2 (Pentax 645n & Nikon FM2 :: Portra 400)   145/365

Seattle Day 2 (Pentax 645n & Nikon FM2 :: Portra 400)

145/365

Seattle Day 3 (Pentax 645n & Nikon FM2 :: Portra 400)   146/365

Seattle Day 3 (Pentax 645n & Nikon FM2 :: Portra 400)

146/365

Seattle Day 4 (Pentax 645n & Nikon FM2 :: Portra 400)   147/365

Seattle Day 4 (Pentax 645n & Nikon FM2 :: Portra 400)

147/365

Seattle Day 5 (Pentax 645n & Nikon FM2 :: Portra 400)   148/365

Seattle Day 5 (Pentax 645n & Nikon FM2 :: Portra 400)

148/365

Seattle Day 6 (Pentax 645n & Nikon FM2 :: Portra 400)   149/365

Seattle Day 6 (Pentax 645n & Nikon FM2 :: Portra 400)

149/365

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Adirondacks 2016

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Adirondacks 2016

This year, without kids. So we mostly just climbed a huge mountain and then recovered from climbing a huge mountain.