Sunday, June 30, 2013

The ISBN Project

Hello my dear readers,

Today I have a very special project to introduce- the ISBN Project. The premise of the project is simple- the subject provides me with the title of their favorite book. I then take that title and find the ISBN (International Standard Book Number). After the ISBN has been found, the subject chooses a place on their body and the ISBN is stenciled onto that location. The area is then photographed against a black background. 

This project is very dear to me because A) I am a bookworm and I wish to earn my Master in Library Sciences, B) I believe that a person's favorite book reveals something about who they are, and C) I am intrigued by the way in which we, as a society, define ourselves by numbers (school ID numbers, social security, height, weight, credit card numbers, etc.). I hope that this volunteer based project will cause people to consider these themes, and perhaps give them a glimpse into the lives of those around them. 

I have already completed one volunteer's image, which was shot this past Easter when I first conceived the project. I then placed the project on hold while I completed my Bachelor's degree and had stencils made. The stencils are now complete and I hope to begin shooting very soon! If any of you are interested in participating or are just curious about the project, please feel free to email me at 


I hope that you are all having an amazing summer, 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

To Brianna- A beautiful model and a dear friend


An oversize sweater that once belonged to someone's grandfather. A beautiful girl, a dear friend, seeming to softly glow in the fading light. A click- the shutter- and then through the silence comes another sound: laughter, laughter all around. We talked, we laughed, we drew closer together- and as I look back upon those images I see you perhaps more clearly. Mysterious, beautiful, strong, and yet still growing- you, my friend, are a constant source of inspiration.

With my thanks for sitting constantly infront of the camera and for laughing at my jokes as if they were funny,

Saturday, June 1, 2013

In the Merry Month of May

Hello my dear readers! 

This past month has been insane! I graduated from college, it was Memorial Day and my mother's birthday, and I went to Minneapolis again! I hope that you all had as wonderful a month as I did , and I hope that June is just as lovely! 

Graduation week!
Learning to plant flowers with my mother! 
Visiting Como Conservatory again! I bought seeds to grow my own bonsai tree! 
Visiting one of the wonderful lakes within Minneapolis! 
Spending time with my best friend Anne! 
Going to the launch party for Wolftree Magazine in Fargo! (Go to for more info or to buy a copy!) 
And a collection of random images from the rest of the month. :) 

I hope that you all know how much I appreciate being able to share my adventures with you! You have my thanks! 

Remember, adventure is out there hidden in the most ordinary of situations!