Sunday, February 22, 2015

Camera trix + Gabi

 Just when you think you've got the perfect light, and a good-enough hand, the lens fogs.

Gabi: "This could be a better picture with a better lens, Laura." (with my camera). Good friends tell it like it is.

Gabi's trick.

Hey friend!


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Chocolate patterning

Stuck on Valentines Day the day after.

You just go ahead and eat your chocolate any which way you want to eat it, honey.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A layover

You have 3 hours between planes, I have 1 hour before class.
I pick you up at the airport and we drive west on I-80.
Exit 104.
The Great Saltair, once a place of supposed healing, now junked-up and antiquated.
Park the car.
Crack two beers.
Take a long walk to the edge of the water.
Over salt and dirt and sand.
Bird carcasses scattered.
To the edge we go, you-- my old friend-- and I.
Stare out in the silence and, yes, death.
And more life.
Maybe more years.
I never could have pictured this,
How much we would be blessed.
And like that you're gone again,
and my soul all the brighter.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Some Mappy Hour Shots

Outdoor Retailer is going on in Salt Lake City. My friend, Sarah, founder of OutdoorFest, got me in with an staff pass so I could shoot some pictures of her event. She calls it Mappy Hour. The idea is to look at maps, get inspired, have map-talk, drink beers. I did all of the above, and took some pictures, as well. I was reminded once again it's sometimes awkward being a photographer. And I got a little tired of people's awkward sideways glances so I started saying things like, "I'm just going to get in your face for a second here," or, "just keep doing what you're doing, you look great." It made them act less weirded-out, but it made me feel like a creep still. Oh well, went with it.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A day with a friend and Outdoor Retailer funtimes

Sarah came into town for Outdoor Retailer. I designated myself her business photographer. There were fun perks, like skiing the local resorts for free. You're the best, my friend.