Epic travel recently including a 36 hour trip to honolulu. I was up before the sun both days and it was so quiet and full of magic. I tried to soak up every second of it. Find me on instagram to see this all unfold in real time. @ljoliet.
I recently started collaborating with Alissa on a series of stories for the new york times T Magazine. I’m really proud of these stories because 1) it means collaborating with Alissa, a friend and a writer whom I admire, 2) we’re covering very east side LA specific people and businesses which fills me with LA pride.
The most recent story is about another collaboration: between catering and party planning masters, Heirloom LA and style mavens and shop owners, Poketo and the street food event they threw recently. Read the whole story here.
In a surprising turn, German Glamour featured me as one of their favorite bloggers, alongside the likes of Dabito! They rightly chose Tracy’s house as the big spread. Love that house.And thanks to Michelle Pullman for taking a photo of me even though my face does weird things when a camera is pointed at it.
Hi. I’m spending less time around here since I started working on an updated portfolio and launched my posters (I love seeing them in other people’s spaces, like Lisa’s and Erin’s!). I’m also trying, with varying degrees of success, to disconnect from the computer and the internet every once in a while. For some perspective. For some quiet. For some rest.
I’m filling the well in other ways. Like reading. I’m reading Swimming Studies and loving it. I just finished A Hologram for the King” and wasn’t disappointed. I’m a dave eggers fan, though, so there’s that. In the queue are The Pale King by David Foster Wallace and Just Kids, Patti Smith’s Memoir. Reading is fun.
I’m walking more. Attempting to sleep more. And thinking about what things might be ahead. What other things I might want to do, creative and otherwise. Lots of questions and the space around them to wait for an answer.
I’m thinking about simple ways I can be nice to myself. Simple things that make me feel full. I’m not much of a shopper but I got myself new jeans. They are part of my shooting uniform, along with the only shoes I wear and simple tees. Having a functional uniform for shoot days is something that gives me enormous peace of mind. It’s the little things.
I have also been loving lily stockman’s thoughtful blog.
Hi friends. A couple of months ago I started making these big black and white posters of my photos for fun. It’s been so long since I’ve had my work be tangible and decorative that it was mainly an exercise in doing something new. I gave away a lot of the prints and have been rotating a bunch around my house. Well, the one I sent Summer ended up on instagram and there was an outcry to make the posters available. And I listen to the people. So … I launched a casual print shop today!
I had originally planned to launch prints and postcards and posters next year, but the time is now, it turns out.
I’ll be adding to the shop as time goes on and have some fun collaborations for other prints on the horizon for the holidays so stay tuned. In the meantime, I’m offering 5 posters. They’re all black and white and 32″x48″ (so…huge) and are printed on normal paper, like a giant xerox. They’re fun! The price includes ground shipping. Don’t be surprised if the prints change, so if you see something you like, order it.
This is Huntington:
This is Todos:
See all 5 posters here in the shop!
Thanks to Summer, Daniel, Sharon and Morgan for the kick in the pants. Also as a side note, if there is a photo of mine that you really really want to have as a poster and you don’t see it here, feel free to email studio (at) laurejoliet (dot) com with “PRINT” in the subject line and we’ll see what we can do!
Recent work for the New York Times had me photographing Mileece, a plant whisperer of sorts who makes music out of plants, lives in an airstream, bathes outside and has performed at MOMA. Her home was a wonderland, see all the pictures and read the article on the NY Times.
Check out some other stories I’ve shot for the New York Times:
A personal design hero in LA
This creative compound (and lively inhabitants) in Santa Monica
A landscape designer in Los Feliz
This coop in Berlin
This interior photographer (and his amazing modern home) in Los Angeles
This outsider artist in Palm Springs
Follow me on instagram (I’m @ljoliet) for all the latest in my adventures.