Wednesday, August 29, 2007

photoDUD freebie

I am posting an image of a photoDUDs template which is going to be added to the freebie area of the DUDS' site. So many photographers were asking about testing the product for ease and compatibility, that we decided to offer a "free" wallet size template. Why so small you might ask? We wanted to keep the file size small for quicker downloads. It's really just designed as a demo test file. So, go to the photoDUDS site and give it a whirl!!
I think it turned out pretty cute. I must give a shout out to the senior appearing in the template . . . it's Allison Hainer who attends Man High School and her photos turned out awesome!!

Monday, August 27, 2007


I recently was inspired to shoot images which centered around the iPod . . . what senior doesn't love their iPod, right? The subject is Erin Stone from Logan High School and we had loads of fun creating all sorts of images of her with an iPod. (Note: The added photo on the screen of the ipod is of Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips. This is a shot I took earlier this summer from their performance at Bonnaroo 2007.) Anyway, I will probably be posting a few more shots later from this session with Erin so stay tuned . . . .

Sunday, August 19, 2007

The White Stripes

Recently, I read an article in Paste Magazine about The White Stripes. I found something Jack White said in the article to be quite interesting and poignant. He stated this in response to a question about people and journalists suggesting that he and Meg had sold out.
"I’ve never understood it. I’ve always thought it was strange what happened with the underground and punk publications that really championed us when we were in our early days making seven inches. It just seemed like as soon as two other people heard of us they could care less. It’s ridiculous to champion underdogs and once they succeed to abandon them. That’s a whole lot different than building them up and knocking them down. There’s this abandonment that happens.

Where’s your sense of longevity with the things you love? If you abandon a band as soon as other people like them, then you don’t love it for the right reasons. You like music for identity. You have an identity problem. [laughs] That’s not loving music. Loving art for its own sake means you don’t care what people think—which is exactly what they’re supposedly standing for. Somebody explain that. I don’t get it, man."

Anyway, if you've never read Paste Magazine go pick one up. It's an awesome magazine whose tag line is "looking for signs of life in music, movies and culture."

Here is a photo I shot of The White Stripes at this year's Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Rock on Jack and Meg!!!

Friday, August 17, 2007

WPPI-March 2008

I am very excited to announce that I have received a platform to speak at WPPI in March of 2008 in Las Vegas!! So, to anyone who plans to attend my program please remember, "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." So, if I were to fall off of the stage and embarrass myself . . . your lips must be sealed. All kidding aside, I am very pleased to have received this prestigious honor and I promise to put on a great show. See you in Vegas!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Believe it or not I am on vacation . . . well, not really. It's very hard to explain. I am on a Home Vacation . . . for those of you are wondering "is she crazy and what exactly is a Home Vacation?" I guess it's not really a vacation since I plan to work all week trying to get caught up on all of my orders, proofs and work in general. I am continually working 12-14 hours a day trying to keep up with everything. However, it is my hope that this week I can get caught up enough to relax and maybe take a short breath. (This is better and less expensive than the trip we had planned to Los Cabos, Mexico, right?) Believe it or not I am a little more relaxed than usual, so maybe it's working a little. As you can see, I did have time to post today so that's improvement!!

I am posting a photo album layout I designed for GP Albums today. They requested I submit some album designs for their upcoming catalog and re-designed website. The images were shot of Katherine earlier this year during the ever-popular Boone County Coal Festival.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Rangefinder Article

I am very proud to announce that the August issue of Rangefinder is now out and that there is a feature article about me and the photoDUDS product. (Yes, pinch me so that I know it is real!!) Moreover, I was astonished when they called to tell me that one of my images would be featured on the cover of the issue as well. I am so thrilled to receive this recognition and exposure and I would like to thank Charmaine Beleele and Bill Hurter, for without them it would not be possible. If you would like to find out more about Rangefinder and read the article please click here.

Friday, August 03, 2007

New Website is Here!!

Finally!! I have finished the website and it is now live. Be sure to check back often, as my friends at Dinny's Designs have created a website that is totally self-managed. This means that I can update much more frequently and change text, photos and content as often as I want. So, hopefully I will be able to find a little time in my CRAZY schedule to add new and exciting things to the site.
Since I have to post text without some sort of image I decided to post a self-portrait I designed in Photoshop. The images were all shot in Austin about a year ago with my Lensbabie.