I need to do a better job of showcasing my favorites from my work at The Magazine. I think I forget and part of me compartmentalizes. I also shoot such a volume that I literally can't recall everything I've done, but here are a few favorites from 2012!
Before you wonder, what kind of dork has her name on top of a collage, I did this for a separate project to show my boss so my name had to be on there and I'm sure as sun not going to crop it out.
yummy wings at Icehouse//visiting a real live mill, such a cool experience!//delicious pasta at one of the new eateries in the Delta terminal at the airport//I love gingham and the napkins at Birdhouse don't disappoint//Angel Food Bakery cake!//The popover from Bachelor Farmer//I can't remember!//Canned food at Kitchen in the Market//Yumminess that is the lobster grilled cheese with an egg at Butcher + Boar//another can't remember!
My darling dining room chairs//My sweet co-worker's porch//My jadeite collection!//Isn't this vignette pretty? It's at another featured home//Another co-worker's awesome book collection//A holiday table shoot from ages ago//Another featured home//This darling lady who designs cabins//Becca's sweet living room, I loved her apt!
I did this giant beer shoot where I had upwards of 50+ bottles of beer that I shot on white, I'm not much of a beer person but learned a lot about different kinds and labels. We have lots of breweries and home brewing is really big in MN//The Mrs. Meyer's clean day booth at the Uptown Art Fair, I was so happy to have a place to wash my hands//Pretty boat paddles at the chain of lakes//Christmas ornaments I show with my co-worker//The yummy typography on the Butcher + Boar menu//Of the many MN cultural things, "hotdish" is one of them and this print from 'I Like You' is perfect//Chocolate coins for a Christmas story//Clocks from the Junk Bonanza//Tractors from a summer flea market//Scandinavian fabric for our Nordic issue.
I am a sucker for signage, I actually have to reign myself in, but this was one time I couldn't!//The amazing chalkboard menu at Mara Mi//This darling lady owns a salon in Stillwater//An outtake from a fashion shoot we did on an Island on Lake Minnetonka//Bachelor Farmer's shop//Candles at Roe Wolf//This vignette is so sweet, from the Bee Cottage in Excelsior//A great display at I Like You//Hot chocolate at the kitchen shop in Stillwater//A view from Mara Mi.
2012 was a great year for me at work:
-I was promoted to staff photographer (!!!!)
-I upgraded my camera so I could do better work
-I travelled to three different places involving driving all the way up to Big Fork, Minn.
-Photographed caul fat, a pig's head, quail eggs and dead pigeons (good thing I'm not squeemish!)
-Attended the opening of Borough and enjoyed watching Fulton Brewery come to life
-Visited a letterpress
-Ran into an ex who is a sever at Union after he told me I would "never work for The Magazine" haha (I was very graceful!)
-Rock climbed and photographed at the same time at Vertical Endeavors
-Was only mistaken for a student or intern once!
-Met with a more seasoned photographer to learn how to use my flash better
-Had my photo on the cover (more on that later)
-Learned and fell in love with the craft of photography and photojournalism again and again