new york times t magazine stories

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

I’ve been collaborating with Alissa Walker for the last year and a half on a bunch of stories about LA people/places for the New York Times T Magazine. It’s fun discovering new things about this city and also celebrating its history. I also just really love working with Alissa on our pitches and things we’re noticing. We have a lot of fun together. I’ve also been assigned a couple of stories on my own. Here are some recent stories we’ve collaborated on and a couple I just shot:

The opening of Night Market Song in Silver Lake. The east side finally got some fiery authentic (sometimes weird) thai food. Alissa and I got to go and taste everything for research and it was amazing. it’s a local favorite now:
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See more photos and Alissa’s whole article here.

A place in my neighborhood that I just adore, Ouli. It’s a tiny shop in Echo Park run by the sweetest most design savvy people and I love seeing them thrive.
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Read Alissa’s article about Ouli here.

The revamping of the San Vicente Bungalows. Jeff Klein, the hotelier behind the Sunset Tower in Hollywood, has bought the old bungalows and has grand plans for revamping this oasis in the middle of the city.
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See more images and read the full article here.

Lombardi House, a recently redone Victorian house in the heart of Hollywood is now a great event space along with a place to stay:

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See Alissa’s full article here.

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Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

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This year has been epic. Which is one way of explaining why I haven’t updated this place for a while. My business has taken off, I’m shooting all the time, I’m having to say no to jobs, something I thought would never happen. I’m so grateful. I’m getting to travel, I’m working with really talented people, I have a rep! And also I am tired. And in the throes of expanding my business and figuring out what I want the next chapter to look like.

I just got back from a trip down to my dad’s house in baja. The trip helped me slow down and pull focus on what makes me feel good, not just what makes me efficient. And I miss sharing bits about my life here. So many of you have been with me since I was only a blogger, when I booked my first New York Times job and then when I started really making a living as a photographer.

This is also the only place (well, besides instagram) that I have total control over my images and have the freedom to share outtakes, fun moments, mistakes etc. It’s also a place where I can rest for a second and be thoughtful. So I’m going to post a little more often. I want to share some of the things I’ve done this year: places I’ve gone, things I’ve shot. I’m proud of how far I’ve come and want to make sure I acknowledge that journey for myself instead of getting wrapped up too badly in the day to day anxieties and unknowns.

But if you don’t hear from me, you can always check my instagram feed.