I am incredibly proud and pleased to present to you my new and updated Sequined Asphault Studio Architectural Photography web site and portfolio! I’d be honored for you to take time out for a peek. And even more thrilled if you can share it around. Email it, or better yet, use one of the social sharing buttons below. You can always access my site from here on the blog by clicking the banner you see highlighted by the famous Baby Madeline point above. Thanks so much for all of your encouragement and support.
Since we’ve just gone live, there may be some kinks. I’d be grateful to hear if you find anything trippy while you are taking a tour. Misspellings, duplicate photos, anything that doesn’t feel right to you. I’ll be elbow deep in the web site’s search engine optimization for the next week, and then I’ll be able to switch my other domains over to the new site. Soon there will be some great functionality for you Clients out there, including a lightbox for viewing proofs and a new digital delivery system.
And a bit further on the horizon, I’ll be offering fine art prints for sale.
We’ve got some exciting new features planned right over here at this very blog, Tripping on Asphalt, during the next couple of months, so I hope you stick around and enjoy. And tell your friends! We love comments and visitors.
And a special thanks to our beautiful niece, The Baby Madeline, who turned 2 this week. The photos above are from our shoot with her at 1 year, and at 6 months respectively.
My most favoritest fabulous eatery opened across the street from my home today, and I am practically gagging with excitement! Le Pain Quotidien!! It’s ridiculous, but every time we walked by and I saw progress on the construction I was bouncing up and down. I’ve been told the name means something like ‘the daily bread’, but really it should just mean ‘the most awesome everymeal.’
I just love sitting and relaxing there, surrounded by beautiful, awesome smelling bread. Drinking my laté from a bowl. Ordering perfectly prepared soft boiled eggs with crusty fresh bread. I love the assortments of fruit and nut spreads. I love that they use slits in stale bread to hold their menus. I love that for any meal of the day I can order something totally healthy or totally bad for me and have it feel decadent wither way. We have a brunch place! I love sitting and chatting for hours in a place that feel transcendent of time and place.
Let’s go back to that last one: talking for hours somewhere transcendent of time and place, with coffee of course. See, I’m a Brooklyn girl born and raised. And before I ever swooned at the idea of anything like Le Pain, I logged countless hours and meals and disco fries and cups of coffee at THE DINER.
I love a good diner. And that is one of the many wonderful things I have in common with my great friend and newest client, CawfeeGuy. Another thing we have in common is our love of knitting. Knitting and diners. The inspiration for a quick little photo shoot we did to show off a couple of his custom knit design. This was sort of a test shoot but I like the idea, so hopefully we’ll get in a few more diner sessions as he continues to build his brand.
Just so you know, CawfeeGuy did not promote the placement of the Cawfee Cozy on the sugar, but I think it’s darling and I get artistic license on my own blog. If he has a problem he direct it to the complaint department.
You can follow him on Facebook at CawfeeGuy Knits. Next week I’ll have more product shots and a link to his Etsy site. He takes custom orders for fabulous hand-knit accessories and he has a mean set of coffee cozies so you can aid the environment by ditching those paper cup wraps while looking stylish and cute at the same time.
Things are getting a tad hectic over here and I have ended up with a lot of half started blog posts and folders of photos still unedited. So for today, I decided to give you this teaser photo from Friday’s Abandoned shoot, which I’m drawn to, but probably won’t get too much play.
Since I’m in the midst of what I’m turning into a grueling web site redesign (you know, the kind where I spend exponentially more time dreading doing the work, than actually doing it), I’m laughing at the thought of just plastering this “Notice of Intent to Demolish” photo over my domain and calling it a day.
I can totally finish this web site. By the end of May. Right?
Today you can find me guest blogging over at the lovely Paola’s, Mirror Mirror. Paola lives in Seattle, is a “design junkie, unrepentant foodie, passionate photographer, harassed mummy, crazed knitter, and a snarky Brit” and her blog is an amazing trip chronicling it all. She’s got an amazing blog, so I am totally fancy now!
Please visit and say hello. I painstakingly wrote up some thoughtful tips for improving photographs and illustrated with some of my favorites you see here below. Way more painstakingly than I even write here. CawfeeGuy even proofed me! And I though I almost had an anxiety attack in the process, I tried my best to entertain.
Paola may even make you some tea… I hear those Brits do that a lot.
This is Clyde. He is my new skull. (I have more than a few.) He is a birthday present from DUG and we found him at one of my favorite places, The Evolution Store, this past weekend when we were wandering around celebrating my birthday. There is a lot of birthday celebrating going on because DUG says I get to celebrate for the whole month of March. Diana, mi madre, thinks this is sweet – that I married a caring and attentive man. I think he is trying to distract me from how old I am and all the weird veins and hairs that are starting to emerge, specifically so he won’t have to deal with all of my whining. Either way I get lots of presents. Sooo, winning! And I get out of lots of things like making tea at night for the whole month. He’s in charge of tea at night anyway so I think that last one’s kind of trying to pull the wool over my eyes. But I’ll just keep on knitting. While sipping my tea. And contemplating Clyde. My new skull.
Clyde here is very important. He is teaching me how to relax. See. He couldn’t possibly be any more relaxed.
I used to take a vacation day during my birthday week. A day I’d spend alone or with friends, doing something fun just for myself. But as the years have passed, and I have more responsibility, I am actually less inclined to take that day off. Strange, when I think about it, because it seems like I could use the time to relax more now. Being old and all.
With my birthday, swiftly approaching I’m getting anxious about my decision. Yes, folks. That’s what I said. Anxious about my decision to relax. Can you see where we are going with this? Shocker, I know, since I travel around with this book full of lists and my post-it-notes have post-it-notes.
So, what does that mean for my day playing hooky from the office? How exactly will I be relaxing? I have some ideas I’d like to run by you because I’ve been told I need to get these types of things approved lest they end in tears.
- Swap out my winter to spring clothes (I never finished organizing my winter clothes so I’ll have to sift through those piles before I can reach my spring clothes. Also, if this requires trying anything on, well, that’s just not going to go well. Tears.)
- Tweeze the hairs on my… chin (I’m old. I have those now. Respect the elderly!)
- 2011 taxes (Ugh. Need I say more?)
- Design and code an updated web site (In a day. I’m obviously masochistic. Or an idiot. Or both.)
- Clean the kitchen (Living with a boy means crusty surfaces, and clean surfaces make me happy, ummm, sane? ummm, crazy? No? OK, no.)
- Finish organizing all the stuff that doesn’t fit into our new apartment so I can finally have work space that is not my couch (in front of the tv) or my kitchen table (also in front of the same tv – well, maybe a little adjacent) or that area of I create by moving furniture to take photos (also adjacent to the very same tv). Ummmm…
- take pictures of Chewie (which actually sounds like something I might enjoy until I remember I’d have to give him a bath first)
*sigh* This isn’t really working. I seriously need to learn to relax. Relax. And back to Clyde, that guy seems to have it down. Until I get my hands on him, of course. Does he look relaxed to you now?
If you had a day at home alone, to celebrate you, what would you do?
- graphic design
- hustle and flow
- iPhone photo
- little guys
- on the nightstand
- personal projects
- rolling in glitter
- sarcasm font