Friday, December 24, 2010

One plus One

This issue took way too long to come out but it's finally here. This issue of Thirty features two really good friends of mine, Caitlin Longley Keenan and J. Zachary Keenan. It was designed by our amazing intern Ryan Hageman.

The photographs are beautiful and I love the way they work together. I hope you do too. Enjoy.

To download a copy to your computer, use this link.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving part 1

Joe Rizzo hosted the annual Orphans Thanksgiving potluck.

On arrival there was mulled wine to warm up your chilled bones for it was a high of 13 that day. Food was to follow.

Thanksgiving part 2

Patience, JNH & I ate delicious food and had good conversations with old friends and new. We sampled as many desserts as we could. It was a shame we never got to the pear butterscotch pie. To top things off Patience finally broke the unbreakable cup. All in all it was a great night.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Down the Rabbit Hole


Working it

John Vogt has started a new venture with his friend Susan Brown called Elizabeth Martin. It combines John's illustrations and Susan's dress making and designing talents. This dress is a one of a kind (for now). I hope there are many more of these in the future.

Melissa Schedler was our lovely model for the day. She did a great job being serious and aloof for the camera although there were outbursts of laughter and uncontrollable smiling. It was alot of fun working with her and the rest of the team. I can't wait for the next shoot!

I hope you enjoy these outtakes.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cait & Zach

September 4th was a very lovely day for a wedding indeed.
The ceremony and reception were held at Riedel Farm in Fridley, MN.
Cait and Zach crafted a very intimate and personal evening for their guests
which included the couple serving drinks to their guests immediately after the
ceremony. I am sure all guests, myself included, felt very lucky to be part of this
magical night along the Mississippi River.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Water Babies

Patience had her first pool experience Saturday at the Wabun-Minnehaha Park. The girls all took a dip in the new zero depth pool, ate crackers and hung out by the poolside. Even though the summer is coming to a close I hope we will visit this park again for another swim (wade).

Monday, July 19, 2010

Heather & Brock

On July 17th 2010 Heather and Brock stood before friends and family and pledged their love to one another. The ceremony and reception took place on Raspberry Island at the Minnesota Boat Club. The stormy weather, tornado sirens & torrential rain only added to the excitement of the evening.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Gang

Don't mess with this crew because they are on the move.

We had another great Mom & Baby day this weekend, hosted by Megan. The babies are growing fast, crawling, standing & lots of talking (babbling & vocalizing). I can't wait until next month to see how these guys have changed.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Beens Doin' This

Sneak peek of a poster for an upcoming exhibition at the Weisman.
This is the proof we sent for approval, you can see the corrections lined in red.

Sneak peek of a drawing John Vogt helped us out with for a poster for an upcoming exhibition at the Soap Factory.

MVA killing since 2003 to infinity.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ai Servo Hooray!!!

For years I have been having trouble photographing moving objects, for example a wedding party walking down the isle. I worked with photographer Tom Matre last week and he told me able AI Servo mode on my Canon 5D. I set my focus to this and did some tests. Namdev walked up and down the studio and all my images were in focus. Thanks Tom for solving this baffling problem for me.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

More Best Buds

More images from Best Buds. I love spring and all the stages that the trees go through before they become the beautiful shady shelters we escape to for relief from the summer heat.


I am still working on producing window images for the California Building project that I started in February. The first 2 images are new, shot this April. The other 2 are from February/March. They are also the same subject shot two different ways.

Monday, April 19, 2010


While taking her parents' engagement photos I could not help but take a few pics of Evie.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

California Building 2nd Floor

Piano detail-duct tape residue.

Defunct xmas lights & I believe pedals for the piano.

Armchair details.

Sitting room for two.

The building where my studio is, the California Building, has these bizarre sitting areas on every floor, though I do appreciate the effort.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Best Buds

Today Namdev, Patience, Zoey, & I went for a walk around Lake Nokomis. Well, they walked & I took photos. After waiting for what seems like forever the trees are emerging from their slumber.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sissy Spacek

Corydon Ronnau

John Wiese

The only way I can describe their performance is like a thunderstorm. You can hear it softly in the background approaching. The next thing you know it's right on top of you & you are looking for shelter. Even though there is danger you can't take your eyes off the clouds looking for lightning & hoping it strikes. Get it? Amazing.

Gerritt Wittmer

Although Gerritt decided not to play that day, he did come to listen to the rock (noise).

Young Quitters

The set list.

The stance.



The rock.

Young Quitters my favorite hometown heroes.
They were a great source of entertainment musically & Joe's witty banter was also quite amusing. Their performance & personalities lightened the room.