Wallpaper Wednesday

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.

 

Wallpaper Wednesday

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.

Wallpaper Wednesday

Opps… I skipped last week. Almost skipped this week too. This was my bad. There really wasn’t much of an excuse, as I was driving away on Wednesday to the West coast of Florida (Sarasota, St. Pete, Tampa area) to celebrate my father’s 70th birthday I though about how I felt like I had forgotten something. By the time I realized it was to post my wallpaper I was almost through Alligator Alley and not interested in turning back to Miami to post a photo. So, I apologize. Hopefully I won’t do this next week as well as I’ll be on my way to the Grand Canyon (cool pictures to come from that I hope) on Wednesday. But here is a little beach shot for everyone, since it’s Wednesday and we have to work and not go to the beach, at least it can be our inspiration to get to the weekend.

Wallpaper Wednesday

This week is a little preview of last weeks photo shoot for Donald J. Pliner. It’s a creative play on one of the images they are using for the Fall 2011 line. Daniela from Elite Models (Miami and New York) was our wonderful model, Colleen from Ford Artists did hair and makeup while the Donald J. Pliner girls, Marisol and Sarah did the styling (who better to style the clothes for a shoe brand than the girls who know it best!). Everyone did a fantastic job and soon I’ll have my act together enough to post some of the other photo’s we took that day. Look for a version of this shot on the Donald J. Pliner website and email marketing soon! In the meantime, enjoy the fashion background!