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Glenorchy (Polaroid) © Emily Shur 2008

Yesterday we returned home to a rainy Los Angeles.  I love it when it rains in LA.  I love gloomy LA.  A welcome change from sunny and 80 degrees everyday.  For those of you who don’t live here that probably makes no sense, but for those of you who do…you [...]

Cows in Paradise

Miss Cow © The Husband 2008

This cow literally lives in Paradise, which is where we went the other day.  It’s the name of an area in the South Island of New Zealand, and it pretty much is paradise – at least for the animals who live there.  This pretty lady was just walking next to [...]

Another Great Moment for Jews in Flight

Milford Sound © Emily Shur 2008

Here were are, a few days into our trip in New Zealand.  So far, we have just been in one town – Queenstown.  Queenstown is very pretty, but geared towards a more adventure loving breed of person.  We are not very “extreme”, but we did manage to go on a [...]

Bon Voyage

This weekend, the husband and I will be packing it up and heading over to New Zealand for some vacation fun.  I am so ready to have a little adventure.  I think we both need it.  We’ll be gone a little over a week, and I am going to try my best to update the [...]


All Images © Matthew Salacuse and Jamie-James Medina

Sanza-Hanza is a collection of photographs by Jamie-James Medina and one of my bestest friends in the whole world, Matthew Salacuse.  Here is a little info about the project from the Sanza-Hanza website.:

Soweto is South Africa’s largest ghetto, a sprawling stretch of townships on the outskirts of Johannesburg. With an [...]

Happy Birthday, Mom!

me as a baby…with my mom behind me © my dad? 1977

Today is my mom’s birthday!  My mom is the best.  She has set such an excellent and inspiring example for me my whole life, and I owe her (and my dad) so much.  My mom is a very positive thinker and a hard worker. [...]

Edward Steichen and Vanity Fair

Gloria Swanson © Edward Steichen

Igor Stravinsky © George Hoyningen-Huene

Albertina Rasch Dancers © Florence Vandamm

John Barrymore © Edward Steichen

Last weekend I went to the LACMA to see the Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913-2008 exhibit.  I really enjoyed the older photographs (and the exhibit as a whole).  I stuck some of my favorites above.  What resonated with [...]


I have always loved this song. Really emotional. I was in my car (bringing home some take out) when I heard the election was a wrap, and I just started crying. So glad I am here to witness this. Amazing.

I Voted.

The Baroness © Emily Shur 2008

If The Baroness can make it down to the polling place, so can you.  How exciting is this??

National Portrait Gallery – Tomorrow Night in London

Amanda Seyfried © Emily Shur 2008

If you are in London tomorrow night, which might actually be tonight if you really are in London….I don’t know.  November 4th.  I have an image (above) in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibition.  I did not win the big prize (dammit!), but regardless, it’s pretty darn exciting to [...]