tw workshop: new tees (and dresses) lookbook

Thursday, May 9th, 2013















I recently got to shoot a second lookbook for the brilliantly talented Tracy Wilkinson (see the first one here). She expanded her empire with a bunch of new tees in different cuts and colors and also the easiest breeziest dresses that I can’t wait to live in all summer.

We had such a fun time walking around the neighborhood and shooting. Our model, the beautiful Laura Taylor is also a super talented photographer and was a total dream to shoot.

You can find Tracy this weekend at Shopclass, she’s the guest artist for May.

You can also buy tees + dresses + pots online!

isabel marant

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Last week I found myself shooting a couple doors down from the beautiful Isabel Marant boutique on Melrose Place. I didn’t have time to go in and shop but I did grab these images of the facade. The play of cactus and succulents against the simple white industrial windows and plain building is such a perfect mix of California + Paris. Everything that brand touches is perfectly sophisticated and demure, with just enough of the unexpected. Love.





Also for those following along, here’s what I was listening to in April.

new work: monroe workshop

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013



Last year I had the pleasure of working with Matt Monroe and his lovely wife, Jen. We shot Matt’s entire line of handcrafted furniture in their amazing Atwater workshop. He takes so much pride in his work that it more than borders on perfectionism, in the best possible way. His work is impeccable, grand and beautiful. Plus everything is made in LA. My favorites are the Seawall coffee table, the Independence Desk and the Haverhill Rocker. A special thanks to the talented Sarah Rainwater, who did all of their graphic design, for introducing us!

See all the photos and the whole line of furniture on the Monroe Workshop site. And follow them on instagram.














april in los angeles + playlist

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013



It’s April in Los Angeles. Life is pretty good, if a little busy. These two shots are from one of the homes I shot last week for Barbara Bestor (dreams are happening). All the houses were on the east side, this one on a hill in Silver Lake with citrus trees going crazy. And the other picture? Well that’s Michelle Pullman, my assistant, my friend, a great photographer, the strongest person I know. I wouldn’t be able to do half the stuff I do without her. So that’s her, about 8 feet behind me minding my tether. Thanks Michelle!

I’m heading up to San Francisco for the next week for a handful of shoots. Follow me on instagram for updates on the road.

And for fun, I’ve started making playlists of what I listen to the most in a month. It’s partly to help differentiate the months from one another and it also forces me to listen to new things. This is the music that got me through March.

la is the best place

Monday, February 4th, 2013





After a lot of traveling and the flu, I arrive back at the same resting place; los angeles is the best place.

Outtakes from a recent NY Times shoot are up top–a mid century gem in encino, a couple photos from a party this past weekend at my favorite house (I even got dressed up for it), and a couple things I picked up at this weekend’s LA Art Book Fair which was enormously overwhelming and inspiring since I’m thinking about printing things that you can hold in your hand and put on your wall. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ye Rink Mok and thought the Book Stand booth was really stellar.

It’s Monday and I am editing 4 shoots that happened last week (they all pushed me into new territory and I’m really excited about them) and listening to this song on repeat and these half hour music podcasts.

I instagrammed some pretty sweet views from last week’s shoots since I can’t share those images yet.

Happy February.

2012 + magical greenhouses

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013










One of my favorite moments of 2012 was a rainy day at the Huntington when my mom and I sought refuge in the magical greenhouse. It forced me to focus and really look. I love (am obsessed with?) greenhouses and plants and I’ve made a career (at least partially) of taking soft, quiet images and still I had to flex something in me to settle in and not just quickly want to move on to the next thing. I was reminded how fleeting all this is. All these minutes that can so easily blur into the next. And so I looked.

I don’t have it in me to write a 2012 recap other than to say that it was a lot. Incredible new friendships, good times, heartbreak, risk taking, seeing my work show up in lots of new places, not having much time to rest, beautiful spaces, karaoke, so many road trips, insomnia, inspiring clients, being in front of the camera and always, instagram. There are so many adventures I went on that I haven’t had a chance to share (a couple that I did). But that’s what 2012 was about. Being out there and not so much on here.

I’m planning a bit more downtime for 2013, making each project count in new ways, expanding and updating my portfolio, offering limited edition prints, taking on new and challenging projects, collaborating and above all looking and noticing what is quiet and important.

You can always follow my adventures on twitter and instagram.

tw tee shirts + store.LA

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012







Recently had the pleasure of shooting with Tracy Wilkinson in my favorite house that has ever existed. Tracy just launched a new online shop with Simon Story where they sell the things they make (Simon’s speakers are getting a lot of traction).

The new shop sells Tracy’s great hanging and regular pots and also her newly launched line of tee shirts (long sleeve coming soon). I shot the lovely Nathalie in the white short sleeve and muscle tee versions. It was a hot day. We ate cupcakes and had fun. Love these images.

Find all of Tracy’s stuff right here.

p.s. I’m wearing a long sleeve one right now and never want to take it off.

rainy day at the huntington

Monday, November 19th, 2012









This weekend was heaven. Rainy days in Los Angeles are my favorite.

Went to the Huntington with family on saturday and and basked in the misty day and the even light.

laurel hardware

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012








Stopped by the sort-of new restaurant Laurel Hardware in West Hollywood recently. Built inside the old laurel hardware store near Laurel Canyon, it was designed by Sam Marshall who also had a hand in the look of Gjelina and also this house I shot for the new york times. Lots of different materials were used and I love how the bright white front area contrasts with the moody bar in back. Also, outdoor seating! As soon as it isn’t packed all the time, I’ll have an actual meal there. Have you guys tried it yet?

cortez + edible selby

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012






Cortez is finally open and it feels like it’s been here forever. Marta and Robert of Cookbook have been working on the restaurant for a while now promising a neighborhood spot for simple delicious food and a menu that changes daily based on what’s at the market. And that’s already what it feels like: a great local spot to drop by and run into friends, have a bite, have a drink. Eventually they’ll be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner but for now they’re open for dinner every day. I stopped by earlier in the week and had a tasty selection of small plates and the highlight: Basque Cake. A custardy vanilla cake that is moist and simple and amazing.

Stopped by again for the Edible Selby event on sunday night (and ran into two of my favorite people). Was happy to see Todd representing in true cat lady style. It was an evening of small plates, grenache, casual vibes and good company. So looking forward to making cortez a weekly hang out. Like maybe it’s my new baco mercat.