Amy O started as the solo project of Amy Oelsner in 2004, and has evolved over the years into a full band in Bloomington, Indiana. I had the opportunity to photograph her for the cover of her incredible new album Elastic which was designed in collaboration with Aaron Lowell Denton. This record involved so many talented people from Bloomington and I loved contributing in a small way.
"Elastic ultimately is an album about learning to live in your own inescapable skin—a challenge that defines not just Amy O’s life, but everybody’s existence. Identifying that universal truth has shaped her into an exciting and insightful artist, one who is no longer making music for herself but is working to command whatever stage she steps onto." - Stephen Deusner
"We combine lifestyle with work, think about form and function, design based on everyday inspiration, and combine pragmatism with creativity." - Audi Culver
Griffen and Andrew had the most beautiful Lake Michigan wedding. These two are so kind and fun — their love makes you want to dance.
For those who don't know, I'm the editor and co-creative director of Driftless Magazine — an ad-free, self-published magazine about the Midwest. Ben and Janneane Blevins have been supporters of our publication from the start. They own the beautiful periodical shop PRINTtEXT in Indianapolis and I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing and photographing them for Issue 7 of Driftless. These two are kind and creative, inspiring and supportive, and I have loved getting to know them over the past few years. You can purchase Issue 7 online to read the full interview, but I highly recommend stopping by their amazing shop, meeting them (and their pups Huckleberry and Katie), and perusing their collection of print.
The wedding of Allie and J.D.Read More
I had the opportunity to collaborate with Lindsay Welsh Sveen of The Fiber Archive on a story about Marble Hill Farm for Driftless Magazine. Lindsay wrote beautiful piece about this Bloomington, Indiana farm and created the Willow Hat using naturally dyed wool from their Shetland sheep. Read the full feature on the Driftless blog.
After working on this video for a year and a half, I'm very excited to share it! The talented Shelly Westerhausen has been working on her cookbook Vegetarian Heartland since April 2014 and it's almost here. Visit her website, try out some of her amazing recipes, and pre-order this beautiful book!
About the book: Showcasing the heartland dishes we all love made vegetarian, this cookbook provides a literal and visual feast of creative, generous cooking that’s born in the traditions of the Midwest but transcends geographic boundaries. Celebrated photographer and blogger Shelly Westerhausen presents 100 wholesome, meatless recipes for everything from drinks to desserts. Thoughtfully organized by the adventures that make a weekend special—picnics, brunch, camping and more—this gloriously photographed book will inspire folks to eat well, wherever their vegetarian ventures lead them. Celebrating a fresh perspective in food, here’s a new go-to that’s perfect for vegetarians and anyone looking for more delicious vegetable-forward meals.