I’ve been shooting like a mad woman, which is of course making me happy. But it also makes my blog empty. So my sincere apologies for that. Traditionally this is when I can’t post anything, but today, I woke up early so I could post this weeks wallpaper Wednesday before running out the door to my next shoot. This is a shot of where I wish I were instead of a in a warehouse somewhere shooting shoes (actually, I really like shoe photography, so it’s not 100% true, I should say “this is where I wish I were going to be after I finished shooting shoes). I photographed this down in Islamorada also a couple of weeks ago. Have a great week!
My husband and I just finished an epic series of trips. We flew to Scottsdale, AZ for our future God Daughters baby shower (Elle should be here this month! Very excited!), rented a car and drove to LA (got to see so many of my awesome friends and family), drove with one of my best friends and her sister to San Fran (where we got to meet so many new friends), flew home, had a visit from the awesome Cousin Pete, flew to Portland, OR (and totally fell in love with it out there). I think we completed all these trips in less than 4 weeks. Now I could promise that I’ll be better at posting Wallpaper Wednesdays and I was just flaking on these posts because of the nature of being on the road, but one quick look in the archives would dispell this myth fast. I’m terrible at it. This time last year (shhhh don’t tell anyone) I had my awesome intern (and super talented) photographer turned, assistant to the city planner, turned romancer of my little sister (she’s moving in with him this fall) Matt Mornick write all my blog posts. Go to his website and check out his blog posts. If he wasn’t distracted by his new socially responsible path of hopefully becoming a city planner someday he could deviate and make an amazing photographer. So now it’s up to me. To try and focus (ambitious). Can I do it? Can I actually buckle down and dedicate one blog post a week to an image that dear reader, you can post as your wallpaper? I hope so but won’t’ be holding my breath either.
My husband Sam posted this image on Facebook just after our trip, guess he was too excited to wait to show everyone (given my history with posting wallpapers I will let him off the hook). He’s had this as his background image since then (3 weeks?) he loves it and so do I. Making this a great image to start with!
On Thursday, after I didn’t have time to put one up last week too. So I get an “F” at Wallpapers this month. Maybe your November is too busy also and you haven’t noticed. Or maybe you loved the Sedona, AZ wallpaper so much that you were happy to get it for an extra week. Well, I’m flattered. Here is another one for you to enjoy since you enjoyed the last one so much.
I usually try to get these up early in the day but after retouching somewhere around 450 pairs of shoes over the start of the week I became very single tasked. So if you are a blog subscriber, you’ll see this today and if you are more of a come check it out through Facebook or LinkedIn I’ll post tomorrow morning to promote it all.
The red rocks of Sedona, the only time I ever went, had an insane freak rainstorm blow in. The contrast of the light on the red rock with the dark clouds was almost too beautiful for words. Fortunately, I had my camera so no words were needed.
Let the headlines read, “Miami Photographer, Kate Benson visits the Grand Canyon”, okay, so maybe it’s not quite as exciting as I’d like to sell it. We hiked 14 miles on day one into the Havasupai Town/reservation. It was my first time on a reservation and it was eye opening. It’s hard to imagine that there is a village of people living 8 miles in the bottom of the Grand Canyon having to helicopter in everything the need and out anything they don’t anymore. Seeing it for myself, the social injustice of life for Native Americans caught me off guard. In a landscape that will knock the wind out of you one couldn’t think of a more beautiful place to be. But not to live. I could spend months down there with the fascinating people. Learning about their lives, photographing them. It’s true what one of the women said to us as we left, “we’re stuck here”. After driving 60 miles from rt 66 (which is already in the middle of the desert) and knowing that these people only get around by walking or riding horses and mules you see that yes, they really are stuck there. But I’ll save the photos of town for later, today I want to show you a stunning image of what could easily be from Africa but exists here in our country. I imagine hippos down at the bottom of the waterfall, wallowing around in the water. Or perhaps the image is more prehistoric and it would be better suited if a pterodactyl flew through the shot. One thing is certain it is hard to believe it exists around mile 9 of our hike, just outside the Havasupai village.