Inspiration: Lia Saile’s Photography

I found Lia Saile’s photography from The Impossible Project.
I love it; so refreshing.

Lia Saile’s: website * blog


Mansion part iii


Today we went back to the mansion because we love it so much; I have a feeling it might be closed by the next time I come to NY so we wanted to take advantage of the opportunity. Karen came along to help me practice my portrait skills. Thanks Karen! xo

I hope you are listening to your body, eating well and resting enough.

Mayonaise; what a cutie

I’ve made some changes in the layout for the new year; I hope you like it as much as I do.


Of This Colossal Wreck @ Beery’s

12/29/10 Brian’s band played @ Mr Beery’s. Although I’m not a huge fan of beery’s it was a fun time – it’s always nice to see the band when I come home.

Brian &Eric in the background

Brian &Mike


Of This Colossal Wreck

It was a short set &yet Eric still managed to cut his thumb open – way to go Eric!
(okay, so it was really bad. I do believe a nice chuck of the nail is gone – yikes!)

Cheryl &Brian

Bean &Bryan

Bean &Joe

Erin &Bean

(Bryan) Erin &I
Erin &Pete

Bean wearing my cowl as a hat

Bean &Luis
Eric &Bean

Me &Mike
I was trying to give him bunny ears but I didn’t put them high enough and Bean (the photographer) is short. ahah

Eric &Brian


Today James &I went to this abandoned mansion.

All the windows and doors were boarded up on the first floor. All the windows on the 2nd floor were broken and completely open. We wanted to get in soo bad!  Then we found this opening in the boards:
We tried to see in but it was sooo dark since no light could get in. We didn’t have a flashlight or any external flashes so we used the little built in flashes to see inside. 
It was dark, mysterious and creepy. After deciding that we didn’t think anyone else was inside we headed in. The opening was small – you had to have some good moves in order to get through. The best way was trying to get your head &a leg in at the same time. As soon as we got in we both used our flashes to see as much as possible. As soon as we decided the coast was clear we heard a girl’s voice. 
Back outside we went.
We went around to the front to see two kids with cameras. We nearly scared them to death. “YOU, were scared?! We were the ones who were INSIDE the building when we heard you!” I think they were kinda relieved to have met us – they were still in high school.  It was nice to have two more people with us; safety in numbers.
The first floor was still creepy but a little less now that there were four flashes going off. We began to feel more comfortable and adventurous. Light was spilling in from the open windows on the second floor. The stairwell was illuminated but still too dark to shoot. James & I went upstairs;
What we found was incredible. A playhouse of sorts. Cups & cigarette boxes, broken glass, paint peeling off the walls and the ceilings, graffiti… It was so fun and surreal. We had a grand time looking through all of the rooms. There were a lot of, “Come look at this!”

 Bathrooms; we must have found over 6 bathrooms. All of them pretty destroyed.

We found another staircase leading up. This time it was pretty dark – James &I went up together. Most of the wood was sturdy but there were a few broken holes where you could see through the boards &into some of the rooms:

It was also fun to run around and shoot each other from different rooms. The four of us must have been pretty loud.
We got familiar with the place and realized if I stand in this room &you go out onto the balcony, I’ll be able to get a good picture of you. & If I stay in the attic and you go down to the main stairwell I can get a shot of you from above:

It was definitely a place we’d like to go back to earlier in the day. We went late in the daylight and it was all overcast. We want to go back before noon so the light spills in from the opposite side. What a beautiful place.

this is a photo of me before we got in the building that James took:


Bean showed me this awesome website today:

The Camera Lens Mug

So clever!

The White Balance Lens Cap

I wonder if this lens cap is as accurate as an expodisc. (Although you can use the expodisc for different size lenses) 

The Diana Lens

‘I really want this Diana lens. I think it might be really cool to shoot digital images like this – I have a 120 Diana (film camera) that I never use, although I love look of lomography.

Spy Lens

A FAKE LENS! Just like the one Paul Strand used to shoot with. I always thought that was so cool.

You can find these &other fun products at  Follow them on tumblr & twitter 


We welcomed the new year at Bean’s house. We talked of things we always wanted to do like road trip cross country &take photos.
via Alyssa Duhe

Well, this is it. Now’s the time to actually start doing things instead of just talking about it. Now’s our time to live.