Sneak Peek: Apartment Tour with Puddingstone Post

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I’m excited to share that my apartment¬†is soon¬†to be¬†featured¬†on¬†Puddingstone Post!¬†Finally, someone else wanted¬†to¬†geek out with me about design and this dwelling that I have put so much love and energy into over the last 5 years!

Photographing my own space¬†on assignment required a healthy dose¬†of objectivity and reflection, no¬†nit-picking allowed. I mean, the day I’m done fiddling with my house is the day I die, but it was nice to just stop for once and drink in¬†my eternal work in progress. Yep, it definitely feels good to be home (especially now that¬†I’ve gotten my sock drawer in order).

Above:¬†The¬†Noguchi-esque paper lantern¬†in my bedroom cost 15 dollars but feels like a million bucks, and a seascape over¬†my bed, which was painted ¬†by my great grandfather, reminds me to appreciate¬†living by the ocean¬†(I forget sometimes). I bought the cloth on top of my dresser in a¬†village at the tip-top of a Cycladic Island, where I¬†encountered this amazing woman. I found the¬†¬†vintage wire egg basket in my neighbor’s trash¬†last Easter Sunday (I was still dressed for church when I grabbed it). The trio of images on the wall are: a drawing I did in college; a random antique portrait that, for me, is so ugly it turns the corner (I think the framing store¬†actually¬†tried to dissuade me¬†from the blush pink metal frame I wanted¬†by “accidentally”¬†putting it in a plain¬†black one); and a¬†Chyrum Lambert study, a present from friends who sublet my apartment last fall and had the artist to stay.

Lookbook: Sages, the spring/summer 2016 collection from Tracy Jonsson Design

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Had a blast photographing the spring/summer ’16 lookbook for Tracy Jonsson Design with this troupe of inspiring women.¬†You can read more about the designer and the collection¬†on Puddingstone Post, where my interview with her¬†was published this week.

Dinner in the 18th Century

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This past winter, I had the delicious joy of photographing a small dinner party of a rather unusual nature. Set against the backdrop of the Reverend Samuel Maxwell House in Warren, Rhode Island,¬†the¬†meal and its¬†costume-clad engineers¬†recreated¬†what a well-to-do Rhode Island¬†family might have served their guests in the 18th century. In the spirit of a lavish abundance of choice on the menu, three different kinds of meat were slowly cooked to perfection in a kitchen fireplace big enough to stand in, while a selection¬†of ‘drunken fruits’ emerged from their month-long bath in brandy to¬†counter the juicy, smoky¬†meats’ flavor. A rich tapestry of side dishes cloaked each table, which was all but obscured by creamware serving platters¬†by the time¬†that guests were invited to take their seats. For dessert, cups of syllabub were prefaced by a demonstration of the creamy dish’s¬†resiliency to being¬†upended, and many a cheerful glass of elderflower champagne was had before the night was through.

These dinners are meticulously crafted by members of the Massasoit Historical Association just twice a year, with very limited seating open to the public by reservation. 

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