Dec 17, 2014

PhotoNOLA

Just returned from a sensational week in New Orleans hanging out with new and old friends, swamp and plantation touring, binging on beignets, grits, copious amounts of seafood and music. 
My mind, belly and heart are full.
Thank you to everyone at PhotoNOLA for coordinating such an excellent festival and to all the fantastic reviewers!

Dec 4, 2014

The Swap on BBC News!

Stuart Pilkington's portrait project, The Swap, which I participated in earlier this year with the fabulous Lori Pond was featured on BBC News today!!! I'm so excited to be included in the story along with Aline Smithson, Hiroshi Watanabe and other wondrous photographers. 

Take a look here

Oct 30, 2014

"A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know."

While at the Palm Springs Photo Festival earlier this year, I was able to spend some time with the remarkably humorous photo icon, Duane Michals, who's known for his terrific photo-sequences and narratives. 
He gave an assignment to share a secret in photographic form. I used the photo-booth at Ace Hotel and shared more than one secret.

Oct 20, 2014

Majestic Maine

Just flew back from the most delicious trip to Maine!
The first part of my journey was bookmaking with a group of beautiful, soulful women led by the marvelous Cig Harvey who shared so much love and knowledge. I am really excited and anxious to put my new skills to work. I will share one of my hand-made books and conceptual promo pieces soon.

My feet and their first encounter with Fall in New England. It was so gorgeous I got teary-eyed as I walked through blankets of various colored leaves and mushrooms!
Strolling along the Eagle Lake Carriage Road & Bridge in Acadia National Park
As expected the trees were stunning.
I visited a thrift store while there and found this great framed piece of a baby crying which I thought would be perfect for my There's No Other Like Your Mother series.
Here's an outtake from that self-portrait session.
I definitely plan on returning next year.

Oct 3, 2014

Featured on LENSCRATCH today

I am overjoyed to be a featured artist on LENSCRATCH today, what a huge, huge honor! 

Take a look here

Sincere thanks to Aline Smithson!
x

Oct 1, 2014

“The language of friendship is not words, but meanings.” -Henry David Thoreau

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Visual Mixtape | New Photography opening on Friday night, such an incredible evening! All the love and support from family and friends warms my heart.
~Brandy

Sep 24, 2014

Opening Reception for Visual Mixtape: New Photography - This Friday, 9/26

Hello loves!
I hope you'll join me this coming Friday, September 26th for the opening reception of Visual Mixtape | New Photography at The Los Angeles Center of Photography in Hollywood. 
I will be sharing six pieces from my There's No Other Like Your Mother series. 

Opening reception:
Friday, September 26th, 7-10pm
LACP, 1515 Wilcox Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Sep 7, 2014

Bonjour!

This past May Eddie and I spent our 6 year wedding anniversary exploring London and Paris. It was Eddie's first time traveling abroad and my first time in Paris. After our wedding we went on what we called a "mini-moon" to Palm Springs since we had to hold off on taking our actual honeymoon. With bated breath we finally made the journey. Here are some highlights from this magical trip!

A view from the airplane
One of our first stops, Windsor Castle
 on our way to Stonehenge
pretty amazing about the new discoveries that were just unearthed of 15 previously unknown late Neolithic monuments at Stonehenge, which you can read about on the Smithsonian website
 white horse of dover (shot through the window while driving)
We ventured to the untouched village of Lacock
 the famous blue door from Harry Potter!
beautifully preserved streets of Lacock
Bath Abbey, where there are ladders on either side of the church with Angels ascending into heaven
London Eye
From the gates outside Buckingham Palace
 We walked the gorgeous gothic halls of Westminster Abbey after lighting candles for our loved ones
 
An awesome street performer!
 We happily stumbled upon a Moomin shop in Covent Garden
And now our journey continues in Paris...
Fontaines de la Concorde in the center of Paris
so many great comic book shops
Gardens of Versailles
 Along the Seine
 a visit to Reims
 Peonies, my favorite flower at an outdoor market in Le Marais
 window reflection
Our first time visiting Notre Dame Cathedral was kind of an emotional one. With the help of this wonderful frenchman, Jean-Pierre, we rescued a pigeon that was literally being trampled and beaten up by some other pigeons. It was definitely one of our most memorable moments.
Jardin des Tuileries
 Our favorite Metro station, Arts et Métiers

Outside the Louvre
This painting in the Musée d'Orsay was just so incredibly emotive, you have to see it in person to truly appreciate its beauty
 My morning view in the bar at our fabulous Hotel Jules et Jim :)
afternoon doodle and a cup of café crème
Crêpes, oh so many crêpes!
 
We didn't realize how elated we would be visiting the Eiffel Tower, we had such a romantic experience we returned several times
champagne at the top of the Eiffel Tower
 
Our last day in Paris we woke up early and returned to the Eiffel Tower one last time
au revoir!