Thursday, June 04, 2009

Just published a new photobook for the Woodrow Wilson musical "The Secret Garden." Have a look.
April 16-19, 2009
By Woodrow Wilson Hi...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Buy my art

Guitar Through Glass, originally uploaded by Kate Mackley.

On sale now. Buy me.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Google, Blogger, and Picasa Web Albums

My photos are down from this site until I can get some serious questions answered about Google and possible copyright issues. Not sure if I'm unnecessarily paranoid, but none of this sounds reasonable to me....

From the Picasa Web Album that hosted my photos, terms of service agreement:

11.2 You agree that this licence includes a right for Google to make such Content available to other companies, organizations or individuals with whom Google has relationships for the provision of syndicated services, and to use such Content in connection with the provision of those services.

11.3 You understand that Google, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to our users, may (a) transmit or distribute your Content over various public networks and in various media; and (b) make such changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to the technical requirements of connecting networks, devices, services or media. You agree that this licence shall permit Google to take these actions.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Mmm, more cheese

Whole Foods is opening a new store in Lakewood, near my neighborhood. It's about two miles closer than the old Greenville Avenue store, but that two miles makes a world of difference. The new WF is about six times larger, prettier, and much more of a destination. The old store was too cramped and cluttered. It was like a teenager still squeezing into her "Jonas Brothers" t-shirt. It was too small and it needed to move on and grow up.

The new store as all sorts of corporate nods to its "new" neighborhood, from Live Oak leaves decorating the ceiling to a Lakewood-centric timeline - Do you know what year the Corinthian Sailing Club was founded? How about LCC? - on the cold-foods wall.

There is more merchandise than was at the old Greenville store, but less of its charming birkenstock-y attitude. Whole Foods Lakewood feels more corporate and less granola, but it's not the mecca the Austin store is, nor does it have the uber-suburbia feel of the Preston Road store - spa, anyone? However, if Lakewood ever wanted a place to hang out and bump into everyone in the 'hood, this Whole Foods will be just perfect for that.

It opens Monday, at 9:30am. I'll be there to break bread with them; come get a slice.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thrifty shopping

At thrift stores there are shoes, and tchotchkes, and dishes... OMG there are dishes - "Shakespeare's Birthplace" and Royal Doulton, 1970's shopping store give-away and one-of-kind design-fading dinnerware, can-you-believe-someone-ate-off-that?, and more...

And then there are treasures such as these type-setter's trays from an old printhouse that closed in East Dallas. They couldn't even remember its name. Trays and trays of typeset. I don't know if they threw away the keys that were in these, but other trays "Jolly" and "42PT Spart" and "18PT Stymie" were full.

I wanted to save every one and set print and see what 42 point words looked like in "Spart." But instead, I took a photo. Which I found was a very good thing to do in a thrift shop. I felt like I had come home with it all, but none of it would ever be dusty.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Oh, Oh, O's!

Can't wait, can't wait! 'til Thursday...

The O's came over to my new studio, before there was even any electricity, and wonderful videographer Alex Kanakis rolled ... um... pixels. No "tape" for us.

Before we got started Taylor (on the left, with mustache) asked me what questions I would ask in our interview, and I went through my usual, "What do you like about Lakewood, where do you hang out, did you grow up in Dallas, when are you releasing the CD, what are you working on now... you know, that sort of thing." He nodded, and Alex began recording. I think I asked them, "What are your favorite places to hang out in Lakewood?" but for twenty minutes after that, I couldn't get in another word, I was laughing so hard. The O's were on a roll. They are Dallas' version of the Smothers Brothers, and the funniest, best FreakFolk* players I know.

You can find the O's everywhere.

*not my terminology. I'd rather go with "PopFolk" if you're asking my opinion.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Working our thumbs black

Thumbs get a workout in photography. Mine holds my camera steady, and at the end of a nine hour wedding, it was black. The other thumb (in the hip plaid jacket) belongs to wedding photographer Carissa Byers, who hires me to second shoot with her. It was the end of the night, and our thumbs were aching.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sunset in the 'hood

I love living near White Rock Lake. I see this on my way home. How amazing is that?

In Loving Memory

Occasionally I find my photos appearing in other works that I know nothing about. Sometimes it irritates me (just ask, OK?), but every now and then, I'm honored. This is very much the latter. Anyone know ProphLEET (Eric ....)? Tell him, "good job."

We miss you Carter.

Beauty and the beasties

Joette White was chosen as one of the most beautiful women in Dallas by D Magazine, and she's a neighborhood resident, so of course we had to do a story on her.

But her name was so... familiar. Dallas is small; six degrees of separation? I think not.

Joette's company had been my pet sitters for years, though we had never met, we had had plenty of phone conversations. If your four-legged family needs sitting, call Park Cities Pet Sitters; they're great.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

There is no bad pizza...

I've lived in East Dallas for ten years (gasp: 10!) and have never eaten at Angelo's Italian Grill. Today, BWR sent me there for a photo for the lovely Leslie Lee, our ad designer. Bernadette and Maria were lamenting their customers still keeping to NewYear's resolutions to save money and lose weight (i.e. not eat out at a pizza buffet for lunch), but Bernadette firmly believes, "they'll be back in February." She's right, you know.


Happy New (Working) Year

Happy new working year... actually my year begins in August, but a long break between 2008 and 2009 is appreciated. 2008 burned me out. Too much work, too many commitments. But that's a good thing, right? Right.

However, in 2009 -because now is the time to make resolutions- I will...
1. Plan.
2. Commit, and uncommit, because I overcommited in 2008.
3. Do: less thinking, more doing, as in, posting to this blog. Beginning now, I'm chronicling my projects and hobbies, and often, I'm sure, my foibles. Unintentionally, of course.

Just to get off the right foot, as of today, I work for BWR, SMU, and am a freelance editorial photographer shooting in Dallas, Texas. I love music, my job, and my life. I only occasionally shoot weddings, and if you ask I'll ask you to contact Carissa or Turk and request me. I want to shoot more food, architecture, and better portraits. I'm going to Santa Fe in March to study lighting with David Tejada. and now I have to plan, commit, and do, and will post about my projects after all that.