Friday, December 23, 2011

the end of december

I am finally home for the holidays and after a gruesome peak season working in a portrait studio doing commercial work, getting back to my roots feels liberating. Shooting for myself is just the best, there's no pressure, no fear, no shame. It's just me. How relaxing, how therapeutic.

Right now my family is in town, as well as all of my friends who go to school far away. I am trying my best to soak up all of the bonding time I can get with everyone, I've missed em all so much.

my grandparents are visiting from louisiana, they have been together for 52 years and they are some of the most welcoming people you will ever meet

Ryan is in California until the 28th, so I am watching Toby until he returns.

As I wait anxiously for his arrival, I will be spending a lot of time reading, shooting and playing with my friends. When he gets back we will celebrate Christmas together (we met two years ago this Christmas), as well as our anniversary. He gave me a new tripod as an early gift and it is absolutely awesome. It's a ball head mount with a pistol grip so I can shoot at every angle imaginable. It is making self portrait work so much easier and it has provided more possibilities for shooting.

As for this post,

Today I came across a beautiful patch of light in my back yard and I ran into the house for my tripod and remote. It's funny how you can come across a place a thousand times and one small factor can make it seem like you're seeing it for the first time. While editing, I found that I really fell in love with certain sections of each photo, so I decided to turn this into a study of details.

Picture 9
Picture 16
Picture 19
(detail I)
Picture 32
(detail II)
Picture 31
Picture 36
Picture 17
Picture 6
Picture 33
Picture 35
Picture 34

I hope you have a very happy holiday. Stay close with the ones you love and treat yourself.



  1. I love your focus on specific details in each photo.
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. :)

  2. I have a tripod with the ball and pistol grip -I agree that it is amazing!
    Spectacular self-portraits :) I understand what you mean about the different light changing a whole scene.

  3. these light studies are entrancing, lexi, i love the way you think about creating your imagery

  4. Salut Lexi! Je suis ton plus grand fan français! Bravo pour cette belle série! À bientôt pour la suite! Jo.

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  6. I do not have anyone that considers myself dear to them, so I will live vicariously through you if that is okay.

  7. so jealous you can still wear lovely dresses this time of the year! these are beautiful lexi

  8. the pictures in the yard are so delicate and beautiful.