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This month I visited Sunnylands Estate and Visitor center. It was a memorable day, touring the estate, which was the former home of Leonore and Walter Annenberg, and hanging out in incredible Visitor’s center and gardens.
The first three images are from the Visitor’s Center garden, which was designed by Landscape Architect James Burnett who, “used Vincent van Gogh’s Olive Trees of 1889 as inspiration for this masterpiece view of the Center’s unique gardens.
Burnett carefully crafted nine acres of desert, designing 1.25 miles of walking paths that meander through more than 70 species of native and arid-adapted plants from North and South America, Africa, and the Mediterranean area. The gardens were carefully conceived to appear different in every season with variations that create a memorable sensory experience.
The bottom 6 images were taken in the garden of the Sunnyland’s estate. The estate was designed by architect A. Quincy Jones, and is a jewel box of Hollywood Regency architecture, filled with their original period furnishings, artwork and many historical artifacts from their private and public lives.
May 1st was the four annual LilySarahGrace craft fair in Hollywood, California.
Coming together again at Milk Studios, in a giant space filled with talented, generous and kind volunteers, beautifully fluffy clouds, and balloons dipped in glitter, was a day created by two friends, Jennifer Levy and Elizabeth Goetchius.
Jenny and Elizabeth, came together to create yet another amazing light filled day, supporting Children’s Public Art Education. The idea is simple, creating art, with children, for children. There is so much love in this event, and more specifically love for art, and respect for the importance of creating beauty in our lives. Shout out to all the artists, crafters, food makers, DJs, participants and, volunteers who made such a beautiful day possible.
Last month I had the great pleasure of photographing two incredibly talented designers for C Magazine’s March fashion issue. Each has a singular vision, and both share my home town, Los Angeles. Catherine Quin is a clothing designer who splits her time between Los Angeles, and London. Her line is all in black silk, refined, simple and elegant.
Kathleen Whitaker, is a jewelry designer whose earrings are super chic and minimal, can be seen on women looking for an understated elegance. Kathleen’s sensibility is graphic and sculptural. Both of these designers create timeless pieces that a woman can wear forever, and both support the local fashion industry, by producing their lines in Los Angeles. I love having the opportunity to create an intimate portraits, of people and the spaces they occupy. Especially people with a passion for their work, and a unique vision driving it. Below is a portrait of Kathleen and an interior of her fantastic studio, in Downtown Los Angeles.
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