Monday, January 26, 2009

my favorite song to karaoke to.

I left a good job in the city
Working for the man every night and day
And I never lost one minute of sleeping
Worrying bout the way things might have been

Big wheel keep on turning
Proud mary keep on burning
And were rolling, rolling
Rolling on the river

this song gets me so pumped!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

it's been a long night.

it's been a long night

thank god for friends like frank who will walk me home at four in the morning,
and stick around to listen to "running up that hill" by kate bush along with getting a portrait taken.

i think he also agreed to marry me tonight.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

best shots from the clise mansion




hair/mua: jackie waites
styling: jackie and i

cheers to success!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

group photo shoot.

kyle johnson took this portrait of me while i was waiting for my models to finish getting ready.

sarah joann murphy snapped this one while i was directing camila for a shot.

yesterday we had many local northwest photographers, models, make-up artists, and hair stylists come out to the clise mansion at marymoor park for a day of collaborating to create lovely images. the day went so well, i really think it was one of the smoothest and most successful shoots that i have ever had.

you can see everyone's images from the day here.

freedom never tasted so sweet.

thank you america, obama, and last but not least, chromeo.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

just a bear in the trees.


this is the sort of lighting that gets me drunk, so to speak.

Friday, January 16, 2009

the lonely couch.

the lonely couch

i recommend that you stare at this photograph and listen to "the bad arts" by destroyer at the same time.

$9 well spent.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

today's photo shoot.


i took these of rachel for a contest she's entering that's put on by PETA for the sexiest vegetarian.
if she wins, she will be flying off to hawaii!
lord knows all of us seattleites need a sunny get-a-way right about now.

hopefully rachel will win... what a cutie!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

career options.

i've decided that i want to be a flight attendant. i've heard from other ladies how rewarding it is... great pay, benefits, and a flexible schedule. most of all, i think that this would be a great career for me as an aspiring photographer, because i will be able to travel for free and take photos in different destinations.

i just wish it were the 60's and the uniforms were still as amazing as they once were in this photo...

Monday, January 12, 2009

guilty conscience.

on friday night, more of my red wine fell on to andrew's shirt than actually went in my mouth.
i thought it was a nice touch.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

white trash.

trailer trash

this is one of my favorite photos that i have ever taken.
i shot this in rainier, washington some time back in high school.
the saddest thing is that i can't find the original film for this shot.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

my favorite portraits of friends.

(in alphabetical order.)

meet beth:

beth at golden gardens


meet chelsea:

the twilight's last night (on 21st and madison)

the holy land

meet cherish:



meet cubby:

boots and shorts


meet frank:

in need of your help, flickr friends!


meet jackie:



meet kris:

20twenty ballard  clothing shoot

ladies love outlaws

meet kristen:

index, warshington

more sing sing madness

meet meg:

shit happens


meet mike d:

mike at stumptown

mike d

meet nick:

nick, and his golden get-up

majestic biker

meet sharie:

sharie being camera shy

sharie at cal anderson

meet tara:


in need of your help, flickr friends!

Friday, January 9, 2009

health food.

i think i found my new favorite dish: burger-topped-pizza!


i am reading this book right now that my dear friend kristen lent to me called wonderful tonight by pattie boyd, a model from the 1960's who had the uncanny luck of being married to both george harrison from the beatles, and eric clapton. the song "something" by george was written about her, and the songs "layla" and obviously "wonderful tonight" by eric were also. what a lady!

there's some pretty entertaining stories that she has from that era, and both of these men, too. one of my favorites that i just read about eric clapton was a blurb about how "when the test match was on, he would change into his cricket whites, and if he was planning to watch a film like the godfather, he'd insist on pasta for supper."

i think i want to start taking some advice from mr. clapton and watch a movie like reservoir dogs with my ear chopped off or something. i can probably think of something far less painful that that... but i like where eric was taking this little tradition of his...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

thank you for being a friend.

what happened to all of the clothing the golden girls wore after they stopped airing new episodes?
i guess my real question is: why aren't all of their amazing outfits sitting in my closet right now?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

lonely seattle.

lazy days

it's so easy to find good friends here, but so hard to find a good relationship.
is it just me, or does seattle have some sort of love-curse on it?

"you can't always get what you want - but you always get what you need."
yeah, alright, rolling stones... i get it.
but that doesn't make me any less lonely, damn it.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

top ten favorite songs as of lately.

"running up that hill" by kate bush
"gila" by beach house
"the bad arts" by destroyer
"it's a livin' thing" by electric light orchestra
"for emma" by bon iver
"you can make me dance, sing, or anything" by the faces
"ragged wood" by the fleet foxes
"whatever you like" by t.i.
"golden cage" by the whitest boy alive
"all things must pass" by george harrison
"mr. jones" by the talking heads


two thousand and fine

this year's going to be weird. i can feel it.