Archive for April, 2010

Week 17: Live/Jump Loft

Friday, April 30th, 2010


It’s official. I’m an Oakland resident. I handed over my San Francisco keys less than an hour ago. But I’m not only living in Oakland, I’ll be jumping and snapping jumpers there too. The “Anti-Gravity Chamber” in San Francisco has been upgraded to this, my “Live/Jump Loft.” Two stories, 1000 square feet, one bedroom, one and a half bathrooms, and one big blank canvas for photography.

This week’s shot is a companion/contrast shot for my Week 2 photograph.

A live-work [jump] space combines personal living space and professional work[jump]space in such a way that neither is compromised. One of the most common uses for a live-work [jump] space is an artist’s studio. In fact, many live-work [jump] spaces are marketed specifically towards professional artists. The reasoning is pretty straightforward — artistic endeavors such as installation and photography require large work[jump]spaces, but the artist may want to live close to the project.

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Week 16: An ode to San Francisco

Friday, April 23rd, 2010


Back in 2007, I saw this photo on flickr and swiftly added it to my favorites. More recently my friend Courtney buzzed about these photos. I saw them and knew something was missing: a dancer! So this is my ode to San Francisco, the city I love and where I have lived for almost 5 years. It is a bittersweet one though because I am currently packing up my apartment to move to Oakland. You can take the girl out of the city but not the city out of the girl. I’ll be back, San Francisco, and all the better for it.

Shout outs to Simone, a new dancer in town from San Diego, and Jeanine for being my second eye and voice-activated light. There are many more from this series and I’ll be posting them after the dust settles from my move.

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Week 15: Back in the studio

Thursday, April 15th, 2010


My friend and fellow dance photographer Matthew invited some dancers to do a photo shoot with him in Oakland. He and I met at Lois Greenfield’s workshop in August and the two of us have paired up for a couple of photo shoots to share costs. This time I was his assistant, a second eye, fabric thrower, and spur-of-the-moment extra dancer. It was a nice change of pace. He was generous enough to give me a few moments behind my camera, which is when I got this shot of Nina. I posted a couple of the ones he took that day below.

Check out Jenni’s blog to see the source of inspiration for that black and white shot.

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Week 14: Surfing the Bridge

Friday, April 9th, 2010


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Week 13: Spring Cleaning

Friday, April 2nd, 2010


I had a different image planned for this week, but this one is much more appropriate considering all the changes going on in my life right now. Stay tuned!

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