Friday, January 6, 2012

goodbye eve arnold...

self-portrait by eve arnold

i'd like to pay tribute to the wonderful photojournalist and first female magnum member, eve arnold, who passed away yesterday at the age of 99.  ms. arnold paved the way for us female photojournalists with compassion, wit and grace.  her philosophy, "if a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. it is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument," is close to my heart and i have tried to maintain this sentiment in my own career.  to to see a fuller body of her work visit her gallery at magnum.

all images by eve arnold

Sunday, January 1, 2012

happy new year!

the new year's dress, by juli

a little stop motion film made by my daughter and i to celebrate the new year.  music is "wake up orchestra" by lullatone.

Friday, September 30, 2011

l'élégance du hérisson

they had me at: "madame michel has the elegance of the hedgehog: on the outside, she’s covered in quills, a real fortress, but my gut feeling is that on the inside, she has the same simple refinement as the hedgehog: a deceptively indolent little creature, fiercely solitary—and terribly elegant."

do you have any hedgehogs in your life?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

raleigh denim

sarah + victor, by juli

do you ever feel inspired by your friends?  i know that i do when i slow down to really take them in.  i feel so lucky to know some really talented people like sarah and victor of raleigh denim.  i remember when they started making jeans over four years ago and turned it into a fine craft with the entire process of the jeans made by hand and sourced locally.  i recently helped work on photos for a story about how their business has continued to expand into barney's and saks as well as a move into a larger warehouse with a lovely retail space called curatory (which includes their jeans as well as well-crafted and hand-picked clothing, accessories and other items.)  the business is so personal to them and it really shows in the thought and care they put into every aspect of the process. 

details from curatory, by juli

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

fall apples

fall apples, by juli

fall reminds me of picking apples at my uncle charlie's home in alabama.  he has a small orchard on land near my grandfather's farm.  i always loved the tart, crisp apples we picked there.  i live in north carolina now where families enjoy taking a trip out to orchards in the mountains to pick heirloom apples.  we have quite a few varieties here and we just completed a story about their different uses as well as some recipes that i thought all of you might enjoy as well.  btw, if you want to look at some lovely apple books take a peek at "apples i have eaten" by jonathan gerken and "the apple lover's cookbook" by amy traverso.
from left: honeycrisp, empire and mutsu, by juli

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