medium /// photography




maría aparicio puentes



Ok, that metallic braid is killing me. I have loved the work of Chilean architect/artist María Aparicio Puentes for ages! This is her newest, most glitteriest work from a series titled “Be Brilliant”… brilliant, indeed! A lot of artists that do this kind of work use found photos, but María actually collaborates with photographers. For this series she worked with Tatjana Radičević, Lukasz Wierzbowski and Ksenija Jovišević. So fantastic!

ps. María is one of the artists in my second book, COLLAGE. Here’s what she did with the starting image that I gave all 30 artists… I love this so much:





anthony gerace




GET IT FIXED… love! I wrote about London based artist, Anthony Gerace, a few months ago… but that was for his gorgeous collages. Today is all about his photography {yes, he’s multi-talented!}. These images are from his newest series titled, Box Elder Co. UT, that he recently shot in, you guessed it, Utah! Simple subject matter, beautifully composed. And yes, the beer can stuck on a bush is my absolute favorite.





katie efstathiou

Aren’t these fantastic?! Such a unique take on landscape photography… but how did Montana based artist Katie Efstathiou get way up there to create her “Distancing” series? Well, that’s where it gets even more fantastic:

“The distance between a photographer and their camera is often only a couple of inches. It is that relationship that creates a thoughtful image. Imagine distancing the photographer 300 yards up and away from their camera. Careful composition turns into embracing abstraction. By attaching a camera to a remote control helicopter I have viewed the earth’s textured surface in a new way, but not without a challenge. I cannot see what the camera sees. I cannot be near my camera. I merely steer it over the landscape, hoping to capture details that would not otherwise be seen. I have allowed the viewer to feel this relationship by using halftone screen-printing. By distancing yourself from each print you can experience the abstraction the camera sees as it moves up. The further away you are from the print the more the image makes sense.”

Love! {Thanks to Alethea  for sending me a link to Katie’s work.}





simone truong



I can almost taste the pretty iced roses of my childhood birthday cakes… après finger-swipe ‘n lick! This is the gorgeous work of UK based artist Simone Truong, and here are the thoughts behind it {which have absolutely nothing to do with icing}:

… [She] explores themes of flora and fauna in her work. A juxtaposition between the mundane and the beautiful coalesce to represent the transitionary states that occur in natural phenomena. By bleeding the present with the past and the inevitable future of the flora and fauna, a new, more permanent vision is realised and the temporariness is removed.

Lovely. And with that, I’ll wish you a happy weekend! … ps. you can find some of this work in Simone’s online shop.





angela fama

Vancouver based photographer Angela Fama wants to take your picture, and then ask you…

… and then she’ll take your picture AGAIN! Yep, next spring, Angela is going to drive across Canada and the US in a used motorhome, turned mobile-photo-studio, so that she can ask that question of people from all walks of life. Her goal is to “unify individuals throughout Canada and the United States using compassion and a pop-up photo studio. “What Is Love” will reveal through comparative photography the strength and beauty of vulnerability that can be found within all adults, regardless of age, nationality, income, sexual orientation or gender.”

She had planned on doing this on her own {Canadians aren’t very good at asking for money… too polite!}, but her friends told her that she was crazy, and that she should at least try Kickstarter. So she has. Reluctantly. I’m glad she did though, because “What is Love” is going to be a beautiful project, as you can see from her past projects, Mirror Face, and How Are You. For How Are You, she set up a quiet/private temporary studio at a street festival in Vancouver. As people came in, she started by taking their “mug shot”, then she told them to close their eyes, and while their eyes were closed she asked, ‘How Are You… really?‘ which is when she captured the final shot:

Lovely, and so simply human. And so, next spring, she is going to travel through small towns and big cities, in her new/old motorhome asking people “What is Love to you?”. She’s not sure if the final faces will be happy or sad or a combination of the two, depending on what the word love conjures up for each person… if you’d like to help her get on the road, please visit her Kickstarter page {Details of the project & pledge rewards are listed there. Pledging closes on October 2nd.}





nick frank

A candy-hued, geometric wonderland set against an aqua sky. Oh, the photographs of Munich based photographer Nick Frank. Here’s the description of this series, titled Mira:

“Mira” is a shopping center located at Munich/Germany Dülferstrasse. I found the colourful facade very interesting which stands in contrast to the part of the city where the building has been built. The entire Mira series has been published in the book “geometry makes me happy“.

And, just so you can see how truly special his perspective is, here’s the shopping center in its entirety…

Kind of a weird building in the middle of a field, right? His angles, use of light, and compositions turn this weird building in the middle of a field into that candy-hued, geometric wonderland I mentioned twenty seconds ago. Love.





david samuel stern


Fun. Weird. Beautiful.

“Each of these portraits is the result of physically weaving together two photographic prints of the same sitter.” LOVE! This is the work of Brooklyn based photographer David Samuel Stern, and if you didn’t pick up on my subtlety, I LOVE it all! And now I’m a tiny bit dizzy.

{thanks to Jeanne Heifetz for the link to these pieces!}





max wanger

Sigh… If these don’t scream Happy Friday, then I just don’t know what does. These gorgeous summery photographs are the work of LA based photographer Max Wanger. I was so happy to meet Max last fall when the show I curated at The Fig House opened. His work is just so fun, warm and dreamy… I think I had about 8 of his photographs in there! Anyway, I was on twitter last night and happened to see that he’s having a 15% off sale that ends tonight at midnight PST!!! If you want a slice of summer for your wall pop over there now. See you on Monday!

ps. Use the code HAPPYSUMMER when you check out … how perfect is that?





jennifer booher


This is new {like, really new!} work by Maine based artist Jennifer Booher. I wrote about her in 2011… she’s known for collecting, sorting, and photographing bits ‘n pieces that she finds on the beach. But not today. For this work she collected, sorted, and photographed MY bits ‘n pieces! YES! Jennifer emailed me a few months ago and said she wanted to work with me on something that we could show in my GREAT.LY gallery. She wanted to break away from her usual work, and do a portrait… kinda. I immediately rushed into my studio and gathered up all of the precious little things that I’ve been hoarding for, well, decades in some cases. I packed them up and sent them off to Maine so that Jennifer could work her magic. And then she did!

Each little item in this gorgeous “portrait” means something to me… those spools of thread belonged to my great grandmother, that gold horse is from GIRL CRUSH in Portland, I bought that big B when I was in Paris years ago in honor of my grandmother, Blanche, who had just passed away. Thank you so much to Jennifer for doing this with me… the final pieces are so gorgeous, and now my weird “Danielle Collection” is documented forever! ♥

ps. If you’re interested, both of these can be found at GALLERYONE {my little online gallery that I love so much!}  Print One /// Print Two





amy friend





Sigh. Vintage photos covered in fireflies! Well, not really, but that’s what I like to imagine. Canadian photographer Amy Friend has just created a whole bunch of new work, as a continuation of her magical Dare alla Lucce series. I’ve written about this series before, but in case you haven’t seen that, and you’re wondering what these stunning pieces are all about, here is Amy’s description:

“Through hand-manipulated interventions I altered and subsequently re-photographed the images “re-making” photographs that oscillate between what is present and what is absent. I aim to comment on the fragile quality of the photographic object but also to the equal fragility of our lives, our history. All are lost so easily. By playing with the tools of photography, I “re-use” light by allowing it to shine through the holes in the images. In a somewhat playful and yet literal manner, I return the subject of the photographs back to the light, while simultaneously bringing them forward. The images are permanently altered; they are lost and reborn, hence the title, Dare alla Luce, an Italian term meaning, “to bring to the light”, in reference to birth.”

Brilliant, and oh so dreamy! I am lucky enough to have one of her pieces from a few years ago, but all of these new images are currently available at Citizen Atelier. {Go now!}