Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Final Post before the New Year!

Recap of 2008 (condensed version):

• January 29th, finally took the plunge and made the move to NYC on a whim, jobless, with 3 suitcases and a temporary home. I was 12 when I first saw myself living in NYC.
• 2 days after the move, assisted a fashion photographer during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2008. Fashion Week was a place I had wanted to experience since I was a young teen obsessed with runway images.
• Assisted amazing set designer Brian LeBreque on a Gray Scott shoot. Gray happened to be one of my favorite fashion photographers at the time
• 1 month after the move, landed a job as a Studio Manager for Luciana Pampalone
• Luciana happened to know one of my favorite still life shooters, Richard Gary. Long before my move to NYC I was a loyal follower of Richards editorial work in Zink and hoped to work with both him and the magazine someday.
• Richard and I met, and formed one of the most amazing friendships one can have, and continue to have to this day.
• Landed a position as a Rep at Marnie Rose Agency. The same agency who happened to represent the Photographer I was currently working for.
• Obtained a great new apt in BKLYN
• Had my very first group show at Talman + Monroe.
• Along the journey...I have met and shook hands with the same brilliant and talented photographers I look up to, have been to more parties, photo openings, and events than I can list in this page, and have been lucky enough to acquire some of the most amazing friends a girl can have.

Power of thought is a beautiful thing.

Special thanks to...
Richard Gary, Luciana Pampalone, Jennifer Graylock, Erika Hokanson, Jeff Denton, Charley Pardon, Gabi Herman, Kara Brodgesell, Aaron Lampell, Manjari Sharma, Andrea Patton...for the friendships and opportunities.
Aaron Wojack...for providing hometown love when I needed it.
MILK, Splashlight, Bathhouse, PDN, APA...for the parties.
Soho, DUMBO, LES...for being my playground.

Tomorrow I am off to Mpls for two weeks of hometown lovin'. Can't wait to see what NYC has in store for me when I return!

SPD (Society of Publication Designers) Holiday Party

Monday, December 15, 2008

And the holiday parties just keep on coming...

Wednesday, Dec 17th, 7-11pm
BYOB, no rsvp required.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Magnum Holiday Book Party

"An intimate holiday gathering with select Magnum photographers: Elliott Erwitt, Susan Meiselas, Martin Parr, Paul Fusco, Larry Towell, Martine Franck, Paolo Pellegrin, Richard Kalvar, Mark Power, Peter Marlow and many more. Limited Edition items, rare and new books will be available for purchase"

547 W27th

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

"Cowboy Christmas Party"

If it wasn't hosted by a friend, I might think twice...

"Come dressed as the part, and brush up on those bull-ridin skills, the mechanical bull will be ready!!! Be there! YEEEHHHAAAWWW!!!"

Saturday, December 13, 9PM
Mason Dixon
133 Essex St @ Stanton

Monday, December 8, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

Tis the be social!

In order of attendance...

BARE, group show curated by Jorg Colberg
December 11th, 6-8pm
Michael Mezzao Gallery

American Photo Images of the Year Celebration
December 11th, 6-9pm
Splashlight, W35th location

Adorama Holiday Party...and "Ones to Watch" Ceremony

December 11th, 8-1am
Bathhouse Studio

Michael Chelbin Lecture
December 16th, 7pm
SVA, $10
(thanks for the heads up aaron!)

Last night...
Holiday Party @ PowerHouse Books

A few images of my own will be hanging in a small group show at Talmon + Monroe!

Call for Entries!

American Photography 25
Deadline: January 23rd

PDN Photo Annual 2009
Deadline: December 19th

Communication Arts Photo Annual 2009
Deadline: March 6th, 2009