new work: shirley kurata for nothing major

June 28th, 2013






Catching up on some recent work (from 3 months ago, yikes!) that I did for Nothing Major’s new journal (they’re the visual arm of Pitchfork). I spent the afternoon with Mike and Dean and Martha and we collaborated on this interview and home shoot with uber stylist Shirley Kurata. The day was sunny, involved champagne and good friends. Thanks Mike and Dean for making it happen!

Read the whole interview and more photos over on Nothing Major.

new work: anthology magazine

June 17th, 2013


One of my favorite shoots happened late this winter for the print magazine, Anthology. I got to collaborate with all around food genius Nicole Mournian (Chef at Gjelina Take away, winner of all things pie related and spectacular human being) on a beautiful outdoor entertaining story styled by Justina Blakeny (an equally talented and intimidating designer and color genius). We spent the day together prepping (and documenting) a fresh, beautiful, delicious dinner party in honor of Nicole’s birthday.





In the issue, Nicole shares recipes and stories about some of her favorite easy dishes: a perfect roast chicken, strawberry rhubarb pie, deviled eggs. See a preview of the issue right here or subscribe here. And you might remember I shot a home feature in Anthology’s very first issue.

east coast

June 13th, 2013













Some highlights from a walk in the charles river peninsula just outside of boston. I spent a couple days in the area after my trip to new york and did very very little outside of relaxing, watching some garbage tv and taking this spectacular walk. We saw turtles, baby turtles, a nest of eggs, an old rail line, and lots and lots of reflections. I missed bougainvillea, of course, but the east coast made up for it in spades by offering up some beautiful rhodedendrons:



#bougainvillea

June 12th, 2013

I’m finally back home after trips to new york and boston, big bear and palm springs. So much I want to download (especially my experience at CAMP which was just…incredible) and I will get to it all soon.

First I wanted to announce that inspired by CAMP, Alissa Walker and I are collaborating on a new project. The details will be rolled out shortly but for now know that it involves our love for bougainvillea: that wild, thorny, boisterous vine that explodes its colors all over this city (and many many others).

We’d love for you to participate. So all you Angelenos, please hash tag all your bougainvillea photos with #bougainvillea and make sure your geo tagging is turned on.

And if you don’t already, start following us on instagram! I’m @ljoliet and Alissa is @awalkerinla.

mixed greens at plantworks in ny opens tonight

May 17th, 2013


Friends, I’m headed to new york next week.

But before I even get there, I have work opening in a show there TONIGHT. It’s a plant themed group show called Mixed Greens that Sight Unseen organized for the Noho Design District design week festivities. I was so flattered to be included alongside Brian Ferry, Debbie Carlos, Paul Barbera and Leslie Williamson. I have three prints in the show, below is a little peek at one of them.


I am in the process of choosing prints to offer for sale through my site so this show offered me the opportunity to see some things printed. It’s pretty exciting and I can’t wait to share the prints I’m choosing!

I’ll be in new york all next week and in boston the week after so get in touch if you’re around.

in the meantime, you can enjoy my in process May playlist.

tw workshop: new tees (and dresses) lookbook

May 9th, 2013















I recently got to shoot a second lookbook for the brilliantly talented Tracy Wilkinson (see the first one here). She expanded her empire with a bunch of new tees in different cuts and colors and also the easiest breeziest dresses that I can’t wait to live in all summer.

We had such a fun time walking around the neighborhood and shooting. Our model, the beautiful Laura Taylor is also a super talented photographer and was a total dream to shoot.

You can find Tracy this weekend at Shopclass, she’s the guest artist for May.

You can also buy tees + dresses + pots online!

weekend moments

May 6th, 2013





Spending a little more time being quiet at home.

My happy begonia next to the kitchen window (and clean dishes), my new Sharon Mann mug, the bright yellow ranunculas on my desk (that the cat likes to chew).

isabel marant

May 1st, 2013

Last week I found myself shooting a couple doors down from the beautiful Isabel Marant boutique on Melrose Place. I didn’t have time to go in and shop but I did grab these images of the facade. The play of cactus and succulents against the simple white industrial windows and plain building is such a perfect mix of California + Paris. Everything that brand touches is perfectly sophisticated and demure, with just enough of the unexpected. Love.





Also for those following along, here’s what I was listening to in April.

new work: monroe workshop

April 24th, 2013



Last year I had the pleasure of working with Matt Monroe and his lovely wife, Jen. We shot Matt’s entire line of handcrafted furniture in their amazing Atwater workshop. He takes so much pride in his work that it more than borders on perfectionism, in the best possible way. His work is impeccable, grand and beautiful. Plus everything is made in LA. My favorites are the Seawall coffee table, the Independence Desk and the Haverhill Rocker. A special thanks to the talented Sarah Rainwater, who did all of their graphic design, for introducing us!

See all the photos and the whole line of furniture on the Monroe Workshop site. And follow them on instagram.














april in los angeles + playlist

April 3rd, 2013



It’s April in Los Angeles. Life is pretty good, if a little busy. These two shots are from one of the homes I shot last week for Barbara Bestor (dreams are happening). All the houses were on the east side, this one on a hill in Silver Lake with citrus trees going crazy. And the other picture? Well that’s Michelle Pullman, my assistant, my friend, a great photographer, the strongest person I know. I wouldn’t be able to do half the stuff I do without her. So that’s her, about 8 feet behind me minding my tether. Thanks Michelle!

I’m heading up to San Francisco for the next week for a handful of shoots. Follow me on instagram for updates on the road.

And for fun, I’ve started making playlists of what I listen to the most in a month. It’s partly to help differentiate the months from one another and it also forces me to listen to new things. This is the music that got me through March.