Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Portraits!

The amazingly talented designer Jordana Silver asked me to take her portrait when I was recently in NYC.  Because I needed to pop up a studio on the fly, my dear artist friend Sasha Kinens offered her studio as a space for us to shoot.  Jordana looked gorgeous as always and after we finished the photo shoot we spent the afternoon eating prosciutto, drinking wine and looking over her images.  Like always, the shoot was so fun, but the civilized charcuterie plate and yummy moscato took the afternoon to a new level…I'm thinking it's the way I should wrap every shoot from now on…

I loved the moodiness in the shot above.  I turned off the strobe and just let the light happen in this one….I like the juxtaposition between this dark outfit and moody light and the images below which are really bright and happy.  It's nice to see both sides of someone...
Check out Jordana's newest collection of shoes and interchangeable shoe clips!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Vignettes: SFA Guest Blog!

This past week SFA Design Group asked me to post a guest blog for them about vignettes and I thought it would be the perfect time to share some of my favorite vignette shots that I have in my client files.  Of course I included a few from SFA, as well as a few from other designers I love working with.  The beauty of photographing a vignette is that you get to close in on a tiny spot of beauty within a room.  A designer transforms such large spaces, but they also have to make sure that the details are in harmony and a vignette shows that off so nicely.  It's probably my favorite part of shooting interiors!

Wendy Labrum:

Check out the original SFA post on their blog:

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Art Opening! permaDIRTY

While in NY earlier this year, my adorable artist mom, Mary Beierle, grabbed some of my work and introduced me to fantastic artist and curator, Cynde Miller.  Cynde and her business partner Jena McRoberts have captured the feeling of a studio visit to an artist's space in their new venture in the Claremont Packing House.  The current exhibit, called This is the Dirt at the permaDirty artspace, is explained perfectly on their FB page

Perma Dirty Project Space takes a radically different approach to viewing, exhibiting and making art. Unlike the “white cube” of most galleries, Perma Dirty Project Space is a living, raucous space full of art production, discussion and informal and comfortable viewing of art processes and products.

It was such a great night for artists of all types and I'm so thrilled to be part of the exhibit.  Inside the exhibit space was a tattoo artist working on his daughter, a fiber artist working on her sculpture, a painter mid-stroke and a sculptor working on a new chiseled piece.  The energy was high and the art was eclectic.  This space is open to the public and they plan on having more open artist nights, so check their facebook for current information.  Seriously, a great night.  

Mary Beierle, Cynde Miller, Me, Emily Beierle-O'Brien
my work!  and my mom...
My mom's fantastic wall piece - you need to see it in person - much better than my snapshot.
Such a great night!  Thanks to everyone that came !