Larry's size might make him look intimidating (he is a former NFL offensive lineman) but he was truly one of the nicest people I've had the chance photograph in this type of setting. The full article on him becoming the new Marquette University Athletic Director and Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics HERE.
Over the summer I was contacted by Eliot Bronson about contributing artwork for his new album "Milwaukee." Of course I was not only thrilled because of his lovely song "Milwaukee" but also because it's named after my favorite city on the planet.
Check out Eliot's music and new album on his website: www.eliotbronson.com
Last month, I was super excited to have an assignment covering Lollapalooza 2012 in Chicago's Grant Park. Although I have covered many live shows, this was my first big festival. Loved working this kind of job, because it combined the technical and creative challenges of documenting action (live music and the festival atmosphere) and what I love best, portraits. Not only did I really enjoy the assignment, I learned a lot and can't wait for the next one! Below are some of my favorite images. I worked with Brian Battle, a Chicago based writer, who did an awesome job covering the festival in words. To see/read more of the coverage, including a lot of my photographs, it's online HERE.
Bands pictured above: Die Antwoord, The Shins, Metric, Dr. Dog, Washed Out, AVICII, The Black Keys, Sigur Ros, Florence + The Machine, Chairlift, Justice
I am the luckiest lady alive to have you. Happy Birthday Dylan, I love you more, each and every day.
Last fall, I shot a spread of a beautiful brick Italianate home in Brewer's Hill for Old House Journal. Since a lot of editorial photography I do is focused mainly on people, it was refreshing to have the chance to slowly explore and photograph this old beauty. I also enjoyed hearing of it's history and learning how the owners Steve and Angela have spent the last 20 years restoring this amazing house (and wow, that's a lot of work!) I can dream!
Home of Mark Twain and this beautiful vehicle.
Photographed for Alverno Presents.
Brent Gohde of Cedar Block has something up his sleeve for next year's season. Sadly, I missed Sexy Results: Dig For the Higgs, And How The Quest Was Won, so I MUST be at this one.
Photographed for Alverno Presents 2012-2013 Season. Ryan Schleicher of Juniper Tar and WMSE is curating a performance centered around the composer Stephen Foster. More info on this unique show and more images soon!
*Photograph of Stephen Foster courtesy of the Foster Hall Collection, Center for American Music, University of Pittsburgh Library System
Design by Dwellephant
I have been working with Ex-Fabula for a year on their storytelling series "Terminal Milwaukee" The final installment is a part of the amazing Alverno Presents 52nd season. The artist, Dwellephant, (who is so incredibly talented) designed the poster, using one of my photographs of Tom Crawford, the series main storyteller.
This year has gone by so quick! I have been looking forward to the performance all year and I can't believe it's finally here.
"Alverno Presents couldn’t be prouder to host the culminating performance, and we’re going epic. Bagpipers, accordion players, punk rockers, and gospel singers will celebrate the Crawford Saga. In our 51-year history, we’ve never done anything like this, and we’re reasonably certain that Milwaukee has have never seen anything like it.
Last winter, Dylan and I had the opportunity (again) to hang out with some wonderful friends at their cabin in Northern Wisconsin. We woke up, made Bloody Mary's, took a long walk in the snow and Luke went grouse hunting. He got one, and made us some delicious cheezit fried pheasant. AMAZING.
I found this recipe from allrecipes.com. Probably not exact but I bet similar! (replace chicken with grouse)
2 1/2-3 lbs fryer chickens, cut up
1 1/2 cups sunshine Cheez-It crackers, crushed to fine crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon celery salt or 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening
Clean, wash, and dry chicken.
In shallow pan, combine Cheez-It® Cracker crumbs with salt, oregano, and celery salt.
Roll pieces of chicken in crumbs until well coated.
Dip chicken in mixture of egg and milk.
Roll again in remaining crumbs until well coated.
In a large fry pan, brown chicken a few pieces at a time, in shortening.
When all pieces are browned, arrange back in fry pan.
Cover and cook over low heat until tender, about 30 minutes.