Sunday, January 31, 2010

Photojournalist Vest/Technology enabled clothing

It has been written up in CNN Travel, Fortune, Time, Newsweek and Mac World. USA Today has called the Scotievest, "One of the season's top tech gifts."...and I just want to add my vote to the masses.

I booked a trip to India and was informed that I was only allowed one suitcase that had to weigh under 41 lbs. and one very small carry-on. My photo equipment weighs 33lbs.!!!! So I am thrilled because I just found the perfect photo vest and have nothing but sheer praise for the Scotievest! I am recommending it to everyone who travels.

This vest has 22 hidden pockets, wire management for all the electronic devices and is perfect for travel!! This doubles as another carry on bag! The vest has been engineered for weight management, nothing is able to fall out and no one could ever guess all that this amazing vest carries. They are visionaries...they even have a spot for the new "IPad"!!!

I have also been told that they are now working on adding an entire line of travel clothes for women - due out in the fall! Just click below to find out more!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Senior Portraits/Senior Models

When I graduated, we had all of two types of senior portraits
- the perennial cap and gown (This actually began in the 12th century in order for the graduate to stay warm in unheated churches where the ceremony was often held. While, the origin of the cap actually stems from Celtic times when the Druid priests wore caps symbolizing great intelligence.)
- the black v-neck dress with a possible red rose. It must have been great for the photographer because it was "batch processing"! Now, it is so different and very dynamic - how far we have come! Senior portraits now showcase the senior in various settings, placing them in the role of model to convey fun, fashion, hopes and dreams.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Mummer's Parade 2010

Two years ago, I had the pleasure of following the Irish American String Band in order to make a video of all the behind the scenes planning and preparations. I was in awe of the dedication of these people... practicing the whole year through and then no matter what the weather is on New Year's Day, these men and women of all ages take on heavy costumes and instruments for a seven mile walk up Broad Street. There is little opportunity for food or a rest stop but they make this all look so easy and come back year after year. So, for me, it is a great way to start out a new the company of amazingly dedicated and creative people who bring forth an explosion of color, sound and fun!