Baroness For Hire

Kevin Dillon and The Baroness © Emily Shur 

The Baroness In Studio © Emily Shur 2008

In light of the recent economic crisis, I have decided to pimp our beloved dog out for hire.  The Baroness is a natural.  Yes, she is lazy.  Yes, her two favorite activities are snoring and eating.  Most importantly though, yes, she [...]

On Knowing When To Hold ‘Em And When To Fold ‘Em

Something happened to me yesterday that I thought I would scribble about.  A while ago, I made a conscious decision to only take jobs that I felt would elevate my photography and my career.  In order for me to do a shoot, it had to be worthwhile financially and/or creatively.  Of course, this was easier [...]

Bust Out Your Flux Capacitors

Has anyone else noticed an unprecedented amount of Obama merch out there in the world?  Not that I’m complaining, I just have never seen so many incarnations of t-shirts, bumper stickers, hats, bags, baby clothes, coffee mugs, etc. in response to a politician in my life.  Be sure to watch the first debate this Friday [...]

Music Good

Ben Folds © Emily Shur 2008

I am coming off four nights in a row of seeing live music.  Last Thursday was Ben Folds Five in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Friday was Spiritualized a couple blocks away from my house at The Echo.  Saturday was Beck at The Hollywood Bowl.  Last night was Catherine and Sebastian [...]

Honorable Mentions Make Me Happy

A little late on getting the word out, but whatever.  My book, I Can See For Miles, received an honorable mention in the Photography.Book.Now contest.  I was really excited to hear this news – mostly because it marks one of the first times I have ever been recognized in any way for my personal work. [...]

7 Years Ago and 7 Years From Now

Self Portrait, NYC, September 2001 © Emily Shur

I would feel weird if I didn’t at least acknowledge the fact that today is September 11th.  I know, I know – it’s soo 7 years ago, but still.  I haven’t seen too many other posts about it on the photo blog circuit, and it’s kind of a [...]

Website Update

Mindy Kaling © Emily Shur, 2008

Two posts in one day!  I know, I know.  Crazy.  Calm down.  I spent the better part of today updating my website.  You can see new work in just about every category.  I finally got to put up my pictures of Mindy Kaling (of The Office) shot for Missbehave Magazine. [...]

Oh, Life

A Sweet Deer

Fresh Fish Tacos

Rogue Wave

The Baroness Had a Bath

View From The Wynn, Las Vegas
All photos © Emily Shur, 2008

Here are some pictures from the last couple weeks of life.  Nothing too crazy, just thought the blog would be a good forum to share my G-Niners.  Sounds like a gang…the G-Niners.  More to come.   

More New Work

Jorja Fox and William Petersen of CSI © Emily Shur 2008

A little shameless self promotion…check me out in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly.  Some more Fall TV Preview action.  Gossip Girl is on the cover.  I still haven’t seen even one episode of that show.  Is it good?  

We initially did this shoot thinking [...]

A Lil’ Something For the Ladies

I love Fleetwood Mac, and I love Stevie Nicks. She’s one of those ladies that I have always admired. Her voice is so distinctive and strong, and she had pretty amazing style. She always seemed to be kind of vulnerable and bad ass at the same time. I love [...]