A few months ago I moved to a new apartment with my boyfriend, which in addition to being a wonderful personal change, has meant that I actually have the space to do some small shoots in the all-purpose, evenly-lit loft. 

So, naturally, I set up a backdrop. And kept it up (and to my boyfriend’s credit, he has not protested once. We’ll see how that changes when he eventually becomes the subject). 

I love the idea of being able to create portraits casually, in my home, and of my guests. Mike and Lindsay were my first two subjects- cajoled at the end of a shoot we’d already done. I’m liking the simplicity and uniform aspects of this little personal project and we’ll see where it takes me.

Dogpatch Boulders is an urban climber’s paradise. It’s a sprawling space that offers over 14,000 square feet of bouldering terrain. And with its abundance of colorful trail flags and subjects intentionally contorting themselves into all kinds of crazy positions, it’s also a photographer’s playground.

They were super kind to let me roam free and shoot there for my continuing work on my Dogpatchwork project and I can’t wait to get myself back there soon. To shoot, to climb, to take a shooting break, to get back to climbing….