Reaching back...

So, it's been awhile. I've been meaning to get back into my blog for a long time. This time around I simply intend to feature my own images which removes a lot of the pressure of creating perfect layouts of other people's work. I want to showcase more of my own photography here as I continue to rebuild my portfolio and website. That said, I wanted to give my neglected little blog a pretty flower and to let it know I still love it. 


Happy Easter, folks!

Happy Easter and Happy Spring to everyone! Enjoy a relaxing and (hopefully) sunny day with your favorite people. I'm off to find myself some chocolate...couldn't resist.

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I planned a trip to The Huntington for some tea and garden action (yes, action). Normally, I take my cumbersome camera bag with me. This time I decided against it and ended up hijacking Luke's iPhone. There is so much to see there that I had to shoot something. I wasn't expecting to really enjoy using the iPhone camera but it was quite fun and liberating. Sometimes it's nice to forget about being technical and just play around and not care too much about what you end up with at the end of the day.

Images by Maureen Price



Lately I've been biting at the bit to get out of town for a little while. I need some quiet and some new experiences. There's so much of California that I haven't seen and I want to start picking away at my list of places to visit. That being said, we're going up to the Sequoia National Park in a few weeks for a quick break from the modern world. I plan to spend as much time as possible outside with zero technology. I can't wait to spend the evenings on the porch of the lodge or in front of the giant fireplace. I can't wait to see the stars and enjoy the quiet and the air. I can't wait to hike and explore. In a nutshell, I can't wait.

The beautiful image above is by Marc Fischer. He's a multimedia artist and musician currently living in Portland, Oregon. Check out his site Dust Breeding for some great polaroid images.


Finding beauty...

So, the quote above the picture is from a fortune cookie. Not much of a fortune but I liked it enough to keep it and pop it on my fridge. It's something I always try to remember...especially when I'm walking around with my camera. This picture is of pollen (and pond gunk?) in a stagnant fountain. I couldn't walk away without shooting it. I love the way a bit of pollen and dirty water can look like a beautiful aerial image of some exotic location. I guess it's the little things in life.

Image by Maureen Price. Please don't use without permission.



I'm totally astounded by these videos from BETTY WANTS IN (a Melbourne-based design studio created by Chas Mackinnon and Brad Goble). These were created for InfinityList.com which is a platform for cinematic adventure sports video. I've never really had a burning desire to hurl myself out of a plane but these folks have made it look seriously appealing. Granted, the athletes featured here are all professionals. So, yeah...just keep that in mind.

Experience Human Flight from Betty Wants In on Vimeo.

"This chapter we will take you to Norway, Switzerland, and France where people are jumping cliffs as high as 6,000 feet."

Experience Zero Gravity from Betty Wants In on Vimeo.

Experience Freedom from Betty Wants In on Vimeo.


Parisian Surprise

Yesterday I received a special little gift from Paris! A beautiful box of Ladurée macarons. If you haven't heard of (or tasted) these little treats, they are from a fabulously famous and historical bakery at 16 rue Royale in Paris founded in 1862. They are "the" quintessential macarons. I kicked myself for the longest time since I never got to try them when I was there a few years back. In all seriousness, the box is so gorgeous I can't even bring myself to recycle it. Such beautiful presentation and a lovely treat. Thanks, Audrey!

All images by Maureen Price. Please do no use without permission.


1 Artist / 1 Piece: Brett Weston

Brett Weston (1911-1993) was the son of Edward Weston and was called a "child genius of American photography" by a former curator of the San Francisco Museum of Art. He was credited by renowned photographic historian Beaumont Newhall as the first photographer to make negative space the subject of a photograph. I love how he's captured the lines and the sculptural quality of this tree. Beautiful in its simplicity.



Happy Valentine's Day

Here's a virtual Valentine for all of you! This year I decided to paint my V-Day cards after being inspired by Merrilee and her son and their fantastic color theory project. I think these are my best DIY Valentines yet.

All images by Maureen Price. Please do not use without permission.


1 Artist / 1 Piece: David Maisel

David Maisel has created some eerily beautiful photographs in his History's Shadow series. It consists of re-photographed x-rays of art objects from antiquity. I love this concept. It's such a stunning way to explore these sculptures. Read the entire artist statement here.