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knoll November 2009

I love it when people come back...and brign their framed photo!!!!

I love it when people come back...and bring their framed photo!!!!

it must be the fourth year since we started the NEXT GENERATION of knoll. It started with a personal project with a friend and is now being done in various knoll showrooms…but still…we’re the classics…in my post from last year I detailed every chair, but when posting at 1am as I am doing, a link to the that post is the most I can do…It is so much fun, between the kids, the beautiful firniture and the occassional animal, and of course the crafts and the holiday spirit…If I had to choose a favorite chair, I’d be in big trouble…Luckily, I don’t.

Here are some from November in San Diego- This Saturday we’ll be shooting the LA next generation, and I am curious to see who will be returning for the fourth time. so look out for that coming up…

Big and small/ high low/ front back...opposites!

Big and small/ high low/ front back...opposites!

pretty and real/ real pretty/ pretty real....

pretty and real/ real pretty/ pretty real....

I LOVE stripes!!!!!

I LOVE stripes!!!!!

Find the differences

Find the differences

Hello!

watch OUT!

Hello!

Hello!

December 4, 2009 - 8:10 am

Mac Sokulski - Nice set, and great idea with the chair.

Backyard goddesses

“what if they don’t want to pose?” their mom asked

They’re not supposed to pose! (her friend told her)

I walked into this magical world.

All it took was  a lambskin, flow-y dresses, two giggly girls and a wand.

And a little bit of pose, and a whole lot of chasing.

I ran and jumped and crawled and rolled around.

R and M are adorable loving sisters who just have so much crazy fun together.

I had the best time with them in their magical back yard.

M

M

R

R

a fairy can fly

a fairy can fly

sisterhood

sisterhood

Rox n

Rox n' roll!

it wasn

it wasn't ALL serious ( I just chose mostly serious images...)

sleeping beauty

sleeping beauty

December 1, 2009 - 2:10 am

Christa Meola - Your BEST pics ever! Love these! AMAZING job – this family is lucky to have found you :)

December 4, 2009 - 8:12 am

Mac Sokulski - Lovely set. I really like the idea. I really like the 3rd and the last shot.

January 11, 2011 - 4:53 pm

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three kids and a swing

up down up dowevery mom out there knows that more one of the things that really makes her own life easier, is the day the kids learn how to pump on a swing…oh, the freedom it allows one at the park. I may have built some muscle by pushing the little things in the swing, but after 10 minutes of repetitive pushing and mindless staring and cooing…it’s a refreshing break from swing duty.

Luckily, these little three are totally independent, in so many ways, and I got  to hang with them one afternoon and have all the fun! now how cool would it be when my kids would learn how to take their own photo?

Three little...

Three little...

Two twins

Two twins

ONE BROTHER.

ONE BROTHER.

Amanada and Charlotte

Amanada and Charlotte

I am on the ground. The grass was only a little wet...

I am on the ground. The grass was only a little wet...

This is soooo much fun

This is soooo much fun

this is close...

this is close...

meet the parents

meet the parents

all good things come to an end

all good things come to an end

kids love me....

kids love me....

December 4, 2009 - 8:13 am

Mac Sokulski - Very nicely done. I really like the perspective in some shots.

INSPIRATION

I am trying to put into words, and failing, the inspiration I got at my family shoot today. After the 2 hour shoot, I was welcomed to stay and enjoy  David LaChapelle’s “Artists and Prostitutes” only one of the most amazing art books ever printed by my FAVORITE photographer ever. And I mean FAVORITE. Like, ever. It took me a whole hour more.

Next time- we’re hanging some kids from a chandelier and putting the parents in bathing suits covered with milk and cheerios…!

so here’s a taste of today.

Sophie.

Sophie.

and her Mini Cooper

and her Mini Cooper

Check this out!

Check this out!

November 22, 2009 - 4:31 am

Leonie - you are well on the way !!!!!

December 4, 2009 - 8:14 am

Mac Sokulski - The first shot is priceless.

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