WWB - January 2016 - Pink Tutu

Some goldfish crackers, a giant pink tutu and a sunbeam - what more does a baby need when stuck at home on a chilly morning? 

Welcome to this month's installment of Who We Become! You can find a collection of our work HERE or grab a coffee and take a leisurely spin around the blog circle for a closer look at everyone's work, starting with my incredibly cool and ultra talented friend, Sarah Roemer Davis

WWB - December - 2015

Full disclosure: I have taken precisely zero non-family related images so far this month. Which is a shame, because the weather has been unseasonably warm and perfect for night shooting. And also because it means that anyone hoping for a glimpse of street photography will have to settle for city kids yet again. Our giant tree will eventually get its own post, so here are a few personal favorites that do not feature the 9 foot decoration in our living room. 

Please head over to Who We Become to see our monthly mosaic, or take a more personal spin through everyone's work via blog circle, starting with Jill Cassara, who should really be working for Martha Stewart with her gorgeous images and impeccable styling, but we're lucky to get her instead.


WWB - November - In Memory, in solidarity

Our crew over at Who We Become chose November 15 to reinvigorate our collaboration. We plan to share our work with one another and with whomever else might be interested. To see our images this month, please click over to Who We Become for the mosaic, or for a closer look at each individual, please travel the blog circle, starting in Minnesota with the lovely Julie Kiernan

I wish I were kicking off on a happier note. In New York this weekend, people gathered to show support for Paris, as well as for Beirut and all victims, in the wake of recent terrorist attacks. A small gesture, perhaps, but the majority of the sombre and reflective crowd came to show love and solidarity for those enduring tremendous loss. Others had a more pointed agenda.

I doubt that there are ever "right words" for times like these, but I hope that by choosing a path of love and tolerance, any contribution I am able to make to this global conversation will  represent my belief in humanity, rather than my fears for it. 

P52.3 - An Update

A sneak peek at the remainder of our summer fun upstate - my daily shooting project has left me a bit behind in my P52.3 Perspectives postings this summer.  I am mostly current on the Who We Become site, but my updates here have been sporadic. As we all head into our fall routines, there's some catch-up going on so please check back in once in a while as we get our acts together and fill out the ranks again. Here, weeks 19, 20 and 21 - Imperfect, Playful and Uninhibited - links to the site under each image. 


Imperfect - What we were lacking in light, we made up for in deliciousness. 

Uninhibited - I never thought I'd see the day he'd let a bird sit (and poop) on his head. 

Playful  -At the State Fair

75 Days of Summer - Days 32-36

My 75 days of shooting are rapidly coming to a close, so it is with some sheepishness that I present to you...the halfway point of our summer. Including a dating correction since I overzealously jumped ahead in my counting a few weeks back. I do promise you this - a break from NYC playgrounds is in the future if you just stick with me.

P52.3: Perspectives {Week 16 - Kaleidoscopic}

I'm a little behind in my editing, though the 75 Days of Summer project continues uninterrupted. However, some fun in the water (on Day 31) felt appropriate for this week's Perspectives theme, kaleidoscopic. I have been incorporating recent P52 links into broader posts, so if you're following our collective project and haven't seen our group's work recently, please do scroll through and check out some of the gorgeous imagery my friends have posted these past few weeks over at Who We Become.

75 Days of Summer: Days 4-8

It's vacation time around here, so while posting has slowed, shooting has not. Project 75 Days of Summer is still alive and kicking. Below, days 4 to 8. 

Day 4 - Unfocused iPhone shot on my commute home. It still counts.

Day 5 - Vacation-bound. Cross-town traffic makes me cry, too.

Day 5 - The Hotel Air Conditioner

Day 6 - Roly Poly

Day 6 - Artist at Work

Day 6 - The Ring Bearer Rehearsing

Day 6 - Rehearsal Dinner

Day 7 - Tiny Town

Day 7 - Tiny Town has Tiny Benches

Day 7 - Getting Ready

Day 8 - Wedding Survivors

Day 8 - P52.3: Perspectives - Festive 

Day 8 - There are Too Many Kids in this Tub

Day 8 - After the Storm

Day 8 - Happy 4th of July!

p52.3 - Perspectives - The High Bridge {week 10: layered}

The dad in our household is excellent at scouting out fun and slightly random adventures for us to go on. This weekend, we went on two. The first, seen here, is our trip to the newly reopened High Bridge, way uptown. The second, captured only on film, will have to wait.

Our theme at Who We Become this week is Layered, which seemed very appropriate when viewing the city from on high and at a distance.  Please click on over to our collection and see everyone's take this week! 

P52.3 - Perspectives {Week 9: Disheveled}

Perhaps the most disheveled thing around here this week is me - we had a busy and wonderful weekend doing some celebrating in our family and I'm still recovering. But someone else got a little disheveled too, after being smothered in kisses by her favorite pup. A bath was required by the time this encounter was over.

Please head over to Who We Become to check out this week's collection.  

P52.3 - Perspectives {Week 8: Textured}

There is a transition period when you see your baby turning into a child. It starts off gradually, but then becomes an avalanche. New words, new skills and a new way of interacting. Yesterday, she stood and watched a torrential downpour, fascinated, then hid in my arms in fear when the thunder rolled in. She's taking in the world and making it her own. 

Please stop in to see our "textured" collection on Who We Become this week. 

P52.3 - Perspectives {Week 4: Translucent}

I went to Chicago last weekend and brought my 35mm film camera with no auto focus because I want to force myself to shoot more film/like to torment myself, as you wish. More images to come, but I liked the light shimmering through the spring trees for our translucent theme this week. Go check out Who We Become, it's such a fun collection this week!

Fujicolor Superia 800

P52.3 - Perspectives {Week 3: Whimsical}

For our third installment of P52.3: Perspectives, the participants of Who We Become went in search of whimsy. After a week of world events that will leave the lightest heart feeling heavy, our theme feels out of touch. However, we hope that our collection of whimsical images will add a dash of light to darkened spirits. 

My images are a little out of character, but when someone asks you to come take a picture of the "magic dust" floating in his curtain light, you go take a picture of the magic dust. May it be sprinkled far and wide.