There's a mantra in the photography world that I try really hard to live by and that's ABS: Always Be Shooting. There's a number of good reasons for this such as keeping you skills on point, expanding your creative horizons, adding to your catalogue, etc, but I also find it really good for the soul. So much of photography is EMAILING, bidding on projects, meetings, constant technology education, billing, accounting, and on and on. The business of photography is crucial, but you can't let it take over to the point where it's not fun anymore. So sometimes I like to set up the studio in my place and just photograph something pretty, like cocktails or food, like these.
I love my ERB girls, Piper Denney and Emy Reynolds. They are currently in the studio in Ojai working on their latest album, due out Spring 2015. I got a chance to shoot them in the studio a couple of weeks ago and got an early preview of some new songs. As always their work makes me swoon. Here are some of my favorite shots of the girls. They have a show at the Lobero in Santa Barbara on Nov. 15th. If you're in the area it's definitely worth checking out!