I love these words. I believe it’s a modified version of Bill Gate’s quote, “Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.”, but please tell me if this version has an actual author/sayer! Very few things I’ve read lately have rang truer to me than this saying and I need to put this on my wall. Note to self: think beyond the to-do list, think about the bigger picture, and be patient. Always remember to be patient.
Last week I came across this new amazing photography service called Exposure. From their website:
Exposure was created for photographers who want a more meaningful and effortless way to publish their work — in the context of a narrative, instead of a feed or single photo on a permalink page. We help you tell a great story, while putting your photography front and center.
I got a invitation to use the beta version of Exposure and the product is beautiful, easy to use, and the photo narratives on there so far are pretty captivating. People are telling stories about local artisans, exotic travel destinations, and awesome events that I’ve never heard about before (a Holi run?! Genius. Sign me up next year.) I’ve been putting together photo essays on this blog for some time now and I love telling stories through photography, so I couldn’t wait to try out Exposure. I just put up my first Exposure post with some photos I took of my hometown this past Thanksgiving break. I highly recommend requesting a Beta invite so you can start telling your own stories.
I’m in California for the week and ready to enjoy a great Thanksgiving with my friends and family. The weather is fantastic here and I’m apparently missing a storm called Boreas (really… who names these things?) back in New York. I hope the storm doesn’t ruin travel plans or Thanksgiving for anyone!
The photo above is from a photo shoot done on Apartment 34. This is some of the best table styling I’ve seen in a long time. Bright, colorful, full of personality, and I LOVE magnolia leaves. Be sure to check out the rest of the shoot on Apartment 34—it’s pure eye candy. Anyone going to have a Thanksgiving table that looks this amazing?
See you next week!
I just finished up some branding work for a photographer that I’m super excited to share today. It’s the result of this mood board I posted on here a while back.
Alexandra Wurlitzer was inspired to start a professional photography business after the birth of her baby boy. She espeically loves shooting baby, kid, and family photos and she came to me for a logo and branding for her new business. Alexandra has a quirky and playful sense of style that she wanted reflected in the branding. I tried to achieve that with a script mark sitting inside of a slightly warped circle, with a soft and rounded typeface. I also leveraged her initials “AW” to read as “aw…” because of all the adorable photos that she takes. For the color palette we settled on a soft green and a bright yellow. When I built out the rest of her brand, I continued to use the imperfect circle as an accent and in patterns.
This is definitely one of the more playful brands I’ve gotten the chance to work with and it was a really interesting experience. A great lesson in working outside of your natural style!
Salar De Uyuni are the biggest salt flats in the world and are in Bolivia. I’m really hoping this goes from the “Future Travel” column to the “Traveled” column by the end of this year. I’m going on the trip of a lifetime to Chile this winter (!!!) and I’m really hoping we’ll be able to swing through Bolivia to see these salt flats.
When I first saw photos of Salar De Uyuni, I thought all that white stuff was snow, but it’s all salt! During the rainy season, a thin layer of water forms on top of the salt and the result is an unreal reflection of the sky. It looks like people are walking on water, doesn’t it? I can’t get over how otherworldly and ethereal this place looks. People come from all over the world just to photograph this insanely vast and untouched landscape. My mind goes crazy when I think about the photos I could take at Salar De Uyuni. Fingers crossed that we make it there!
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I’m working on a new site design for a blogger from Australia. I’m so excited to get the chance to work with someone who lives so far away and has such a unique blogging and creative perspective. I love her style, and the color palette she wants to work with is right up my alley. This client loves Rococo, Paris, and everything feminine, but she’s also got this really strong sensibility about her. I love the idea of being strong woman, but elegant and romantic at the same time. More on this project soon!
We had out first snow today (but it didn’t stick). I guess winter is here? I have a feeling we are in for a rough one this year. Fingers crossed that I’m wrong!
My friend Jen was kind enough to share this amazing resource yesterday by the Biodiversity Heritage Library. It’s the library’s Flickr account that has thousands of incredible vintage images. There are images of plants, flowers, animals, shells, insects—a whole cornucopia of biodiversity. You can even download the hi-res images. I haven’t done a project using vintage elements since this wedding invitation I did a few years ago. Back then, I remember going to the book store and getting a vintage book about birds and scanning everything in! When I saw this amazing resource, I immediately starting playing with the images and made this collage. It seemed like the perfect desktop background to share so, voilá! Have a great weekend!
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This past weekend a few of us ventured up to Fort Tryon Park and The Cloisters. Fall was on full display and the weather was incredible to boot. It’s pretty stunning up there and it’s hard to believe that this is right in Manhattan and accessible by subway. Central Park often gets most of the New York park glory, but I highly recommend visiting Fort Tryon Park. It’s just as beautiful and so peaceful (though it’s much smaller than Central Park). Yup, it’s possible for ‘Manhattan’ and ‘peaceful’ to in the same sentence. Wonders will never cease. I’m already planning a trip up back there right after the first snow fall this winter.
I’m not quite sure what this is or where I’m going with it, but I like it.
Happy Friday everyone! Hopefully you all have some fun things planned for the weekend. As for me, I think I’m going to make my way up to Central Park at some point to see the leaves changing colors and practice some photography (I clearly have leaves on the brain). Have a good one!