Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Shooting In The Rain : Behind The Scenes

The past two days were epic: It had to be documented. 

There are times when shoots cannot be postponed, and this one happened to coincide with what meteorologists have been calling "the worst storm to hit Southern California in a decade." Now that I can feel my feet again, I gotta say, it was actually really fun (an adventure, if you will). We were all soaking wet, but everyone rallied – including the four-year-old talent. *if any of my crew, AB/AD, or talent are reading this, thank you for two great and unforgettable days

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Lions, Tigers, and e.soule!

When I first saw Elizabeth Soule's work on Etsy, I remember calling out to my husband "Come look at this stuff! This girl photographs toy animals!" I though it was so smart. Later that year, I saw Elizabeth at Unique LA and ran up to her like a blubbering fool to profess my love. She was very gracious and I guess I didn't freak her out too much, because we became fast friends. Elizabeth is not only talented, but she is pee-in-your-pants funny, and funny is the key to my heart.

After many shared plates of pan fried noodles and crackerjack shrimp, we thought it would be fun to photograph two of the same animals. So we both went in search of a lion and a tiger (toys for her, real live for me) and behold, here they are!

Elizabeth's prints are available here. And, mine are in my shop here.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Digital Camera Magazine

I haven't a clue what it says, but thank-you to Digital Camera China for featuring The Animal Print Shop!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Flying Geese + Pablove + The Working Proof

I've got a very special new print over at The Working Proof - 100% of my portion from the sale of Flying Geese will benefit The Pablove Foundation, an organization close to my heart, with a mission to fund pediatric cancer research and improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through hospital play, music and arts programs.

Learn more about Pablo and The Pablove Foundation here.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The (new and improved) Animal Print Shop!

I'm excited to finally share the brand new online shop for my animal prints. After almost two years of selling the small prints on Etsy (don't worry, I still LOVE me some Etsy) and the large, limited editions through my website, I needed a shop of my very own where I could offer all the edition options under the same roof and have the loads of information people wanted to know built-in. I hope this site will be less confusing for people and help provide easily accessible answers to the questions regularly asked, like framing! In addition to the "framing tips" section (see everyone, I was listening), the site also has a slew of FAQ's, print information, an "on the wall" section, one-step checkout, email order confirmations, and automatic emails are sent out when orders ships. I know, I know, HOORAY!

Since I can't take credit for the site, it is mandatory that I add to this post a shout-out and a gigantic THANK YOU to Jenny Volvovski and the folks at Also, who did the design and programming. I could go on and on for days gushing about how much I love them, but I won't keep torturing Jenny with my love songs (at least, publicly). And the logo was hand-lettered by the lovely Leigh Wells.

(for the first few weeks the new shop is open, we're offering free shipping on all US orders of $50 and up + we made a new postcard that we throw in with all orders!)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This post has nothing to do with animals...

... but this might be the most phenomenal thing I have ever seen.

If you haven't seen it yet, check out the post on KRonikle.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Real Live Cute

I'm often asked if the animals I photograph are real. I'm certain they are, but this guy makes me understand why people ask:

Monday, July 5, 2010

Communication Arts

Many thanks to Commuication Arts for including Baby Porcupine in the 2010 Photography Annual:

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Rush and Hand Lettering

Those who know me (or those who have read my bio/interviews) know that my favorite band is Rush. Yes, I'm a girl Rush fan. And yes, I like the sound of Geddy's voice. But more importantly, I belive that my exposure to Rush is one of the reasons I take pictures. I was fifteen when my friend Mark Saffian (thank you Mark) played Rush for me. That day was the first time in my life I became aware of what it felt like to be emotionally affected by an art form. A feeling I recognized when I first picked up a camera shortly thereafter and a feeling that has made me hold on to my camera ever since. I often wonder what would've happened had I not recognized that feeling...

Anyway, the new Rush documentary (which I highly recommend to Rush fans and any non-Rush fan music lover), Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage, included some of the hand lettered lyric sheets Neil Peart wrote. I'm very much on the hand lettering band wagon these days, so it was pretty rad to be reminded there is yet another thing to admire about Neil. More lettered lyrics sheets can be seen here: