I'm so glad you found me! I'm a San Francisco photographer, and this blog charts my journey in the ever-evolving world of photography. One of the things I love about photography is that it's a journey, not a destination. I'm constantly learning and meeting wonderful people. Please peruse the blog to your heart's content, then check out my website and feel free to contact me! (I love hearing from you.)

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Hmmmm . . . what next?

I've been having this sort of weird push-pull sensation with my photography lately. On one hand, I'm feeling really confident about my ability to get the shot. I feel like I know my equipment, I can see the light, I know how to frame it all pretty well. I mean, don't get me wrong, of course there's room for improvement, but the foundation for it all is there. And I finished putting together my New York photo book, and it's being printed as we speak. Some of the images in it I absolutely love. I can't even really believe that I took them. I will definitely show it off here when it arrives.

But . . .  what I really want to be doing is photographing people and I'm just not succeeding. I'm not brave enough to ask my friends, and then when I do take their picture I feel like they wouldn't want me to blog it (definitely true in Evan's case) and so it just molders away on my hard drives. I want to get some more portrait experience, so I really just need to make it happen.

Wish me luck, k? And send some bravery my way.


  1. I for one really appreciate what you do that you already do and can't wait to feel like I know my equipment and light the way you do.

    But people are really the most endlessly fascinating subjects, aren't they? I'm definitely sending much luck wishes your way for willing subjects and great portrait experiences.

  2. I know what you mean! I'm in a similar place- dreaming of bringing my artistic endeavors to a more central and potentially financially-lucrative position in my life. Where do you start? Leap of faith, I think. Here's the thing about portraits- everybody wants to tell their own story, or have their story heard, and when someone else shows interest in your story, it's exciting. So maybe if we approach portraiture the same way, it would be less scary. Maybe. And to be honest, your photography is so phenomenally spectacular (too many adjectives?), I can't imagine that you friends wouldn't want their photos taken by you. I bet if you make the first push, you'll find endless enthusiasm to meet you. Do it! Break a leg!

  3. Go for it! I know how you feel about photographing people. I've been doing the photo challenges for two years and practically avoided taking photos of anyone. My husband is photophobic and I'm too self-conscious to ask a stranger - or even friends and family to pose. I'd like to take the people plunge, too.


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