Thursday, April 28, 2011

On the Other Side of the Lens...

So, I've been absolutely flat out with... well, I don't know exactly. Life? Work? Play!

But here's a quick post to keep my blog alive until I have a bit of time to delve into details...

I'm super excited/nervous about my shoot this weekend. As in, a shoot of ME! How ironic that as a photographer I have rarely been in front of the lens. Here I am convincing other people how valuable it is to have photographs of themselves and then I hardly ever take the time/money/effort to have a session myself. Well all that's about to change! I've hooked the very talented fellow Brooklyn photographer Lindsay Taryn for a sunset shoot set for this coming May Day - and I couldn't be more thrilled! Here I am with racing thoughts of what to wear (Of course I MUST buy a new dress!) and how to style my hair and which shoes will match which accessories and "OMG I need a stylist"... (for those of you who don't know me personally, I don't really talk like that!... I just want to clear that up right now.)

Being the closet control freak that I am I have outlined very specific guidelines of what I have envisioned while also trying to play it cool and act like it will all just fall into place. (p.s. Lindsay, thank you in advance for finding a way to curb my enthusiasm!)

In a recent email to Lindsay, I outlined:

"And... now here's my inspiration. Did I just completely copy & paste these from an Anthropologie catalogue? Maybe. And have I come to accept the fact that I'm not a model? Maybe not :) So these are a very LOOSE representation of the style/feel I'm thinking of... but much less moody and much more happy! Also, much shallower depth of field - we're shooting portraits here people, not fashion :) Oh, and a few sun spots. I LOVE me some sun spots!"

Oh, Dear Lord! Stop me now.

Lindsay is just straight up AMAZING so I can't wait to plaster her talent all over my new website!

Check out the delicious Heather Marks photographed for the April '11 Anthropolgie lookbook by Tim Melideo.


  1. Gorgeous photos!
    and good for you being in front of the camera! I have to say my emotions matched yours exactly! But within 3 minutes Keely had put me at ease. Although I still think I look like a completely squirrely geek in them! Except a few I managed to put aside my geekyness and look normal/pretty. We have our second shoot/swap tonight!!
    Looking forward to seeing yours!

  2. I can't believe I posted this blog and then immediately after saw Keely's blog about the shoot you two did! I could relate verbatim :) Seeing your photos got me so excited! p.s. You do NOT look like a squirrely geek!