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Tag : Arizona Lifestyle Photography

17 Oct 2017

Edge of Thirty-Seven

Upon waking on Tuesday, October 3rd,  I was struck with an intense desire to start writing.  I skipped my daily five mile morning hike and picked up my pen instead.  The day before had been full of heartbreak for many, myself included.  With the horrific mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert and Tom Petty’s passing, I felt uncontrollable sadness.  I  knew I needed to figure out how to channel that sadness into something else that would help me refocus […]

25 Sep 2017

Buddha Beach, August 2017

Yes…I have already shared a lot of pictures from this day, from this spot on social media, but here are ALL of my favorites.  I love this place, these people, these dogs, and I feel so lucky to get to enjoy it all in the moment and behind my lens.  I used two lenses for this photo series: the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 art lens, and the Lensbaby Twist 60.  I am thrilled to be collaborating with Lensbaby for their “Journey […]

25 Sep 2017

Sedona Slides

This photo series documents our family adventures in the natural rock slides as we cool off and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Sedona, Arizona. **All toads, frogs and crawdads were promptly returned to their natural habitat post gentle observation.** Next up the Buddha Beach series…click here.       About the Artist: Natalie’s primary goal as an artist is to evoke feeling through her words and photographs. Her artistic journey began long ago but it wasn’t until she entered her […]

18 Sep 2017

Woodland Mogwai

Deep in the woods of the Coconino National Forest, this child revealed to us a character from within that we had not seen before. He can be described as a “Woodland Mogwai.” The forest brings out many things within ourselves if we let it…and I am so glad to have met “Woodland Mogwai,” he is very special and extremely witty. His sense of humor and clever phrases had me laughing harder in a 48 hour period than I can ever […]

20 Aug 2017

The Confines of Escape

The Confines of Escape Wandering a monochrome dream, she feeds coins to a vintage machine. Trying to follow her one line in and one line out… To silence the sound of no sound above the ground. Breathing heavily… She barely breathes… Her slingback shoes have broken down, her Cartwheel hat flew miles to another town. Barefoot and ahead of the rain she jumps in her Alfa Romeo, like a sparrow with a broken wing tries to fly… within the shadows […]

08 Aug 2017

Plastic Mary

Plastic Mary Sitting among white static A portrait of the oldest plastic Young Mary Magdalene Feeling fine with her so-called crimes Her mind dressed to the nines Leaving behind her old tattered prayer The Seven demons in her hair Pulling out the truth and lies As her soul slips side to side Reading washed up scrolls from ancient tides Wayward she roams through the desert sand Alone in thought, she takes her only stand Above the stories that always change […]

23 Jul 2017

An Evening in Bainbridge

We began our detour-filled journey back from Ohio to Phoenix on July 19th. Our first of many stops was to visit dear friends, who just moved from Arizona to Bainbridge, Ohio. We met them about a year ago at a Brett Dennen concert in Phoenix and had a handful of get-togethers before they moved to Ohio. They found their dream home on a beautiful farm of 11 acres, and are making great progress towards self-sustainable living. As always, we had […]

12 Jul 2017

The Shores of Port Clinton

About the artist: Natalie’s primary goal as an artist is to evoke feeling through her words and photographs. Her artistic journey began long ago but it wasn’t until she entered her 30s that photography and writing became the primary outlet for her artistic expression. She likes to share the way she sees the world with those who are interested in her perspective. She is inspired by light, shadows, contrast, shapes, lines, colors, words, nature, adventure, music, and of course, the […]

09 Jul 2017

On the Road: Phoenix, AZ to Lakeside, OH

Every summer we travel to Ohio to visit family.  This year we decided to drive instead of fly for the first time.  It was FUN!  We stopped in Albuquerque, NM;  Cadillac Ranch outside of Amarillo, TX; Tulsa, OK; St. Louis, MO; and Champaign, IL  We only had 3 days to make it in order to arrive to Lakeside, OH in time for the 4th of July parade.  I’m hoping we can drive again next year, and have more time, so […]

09 Jul 2017

Black Sheep

Black Sheep I saw your face through a teary window Said you couldn’t sleep That you fought the day And lost in the rain Talk talk talk to me Hey what’s the matter You were born in the space between A black sheep Awake and cursing the chatter That sound you’ve learned to drown Sometimes and again Still you told me you could hold together Its easy to see, because you know And it makes you laugh Never wanna mind […]