Jenny is a traditional silhouette artist who creates these brilliant works the old fashioned way-no tracing or photoshop involved. You can see much more of her work at her website here and also read an interesting interview with her here.
I'm quite fond of these leaf silhouettes, but everything in her etsy shop is quite nice. I'm tempted to order a custom couple portrait for my upcoming wedding anniversary-the price is so reasonable.
Every once in awhile I get asked if I do wedding or engagement photography-and well, nope I don't. I have great respect for people who are able to do that-capture the emotions and images of such a special time. To be honest-I feel as though it would be difficult to maintain inspiration doing that sort of work and I admire people who can do it.
The photos above were shot by Wing Hon Films a Bay area photographer. The thing that is so special about these is that they feature my beautiful sister Cassie and soon to be brother in law Eddie. Aren't they adorable? And the "props" in their photos aren't just props-they are objects that have played a part in their relationship (they met and fell in love during a play that Cassie acted in and Eddie helped produce, suitcases they've traveled with, the park they plan to marry in...you get the idea...).
When I learned that we were moving to Texas one of the first things I got excited about was a potential trip to Marfa. I want to go to Marfa for so many reasons; the lights, the arty stuff, to experience the West Texas feeling...but mostly I'd like to stay at El Cosmico.
At El Cosmico you can stay in tents, a yurt, a teepee or one of many refurbished vintage trailers.
(All photos shown above belong to El Cosmic website.)
Domy is a great little store here in East Austin that is one part independent bookseller and one part gallery. Their collection of media focuses on short run books, limited editions, and/or those titles that promote art and culture.
I found myself lost here-I browsed their selection for over an hour before deciding on a back issue of Aperture magazine. I found the store's flickr page and happened upon these photos above. All the books pictured are on my wish list, especially the last one-so good!
Paula Valentim is a ceramic artist who creates stunningly simple works. I adore the pureness of her nature inspired creations. She also writes a fascinating blog where she often documents her inspirations. You can find her blog here, her online shop here, and her flickr here.