Some Sparkly Gems

Here we are at the end of 2008, and there are some sparkly gems I’d like to bestow upon you.  


Go see The Wrestler.  It’s slightly depressing, but so well done that it doesn’t make you feel bad.  The acting is great.  Cinematography is great.  Story is great.  My only complaint would be that I [...]

What I’m Guessing Will Be My Last Published Photo of 2008

John Lasseter for Newsweek © Emily Shur 2008

I have a photo in the new issue of Newsweek of Pixar and Disney Chief Creative Officer, John Lasseter.  As I said previously, this was a fun shoot with a great subject.  This shoot was for the year end issue of Newsweek in which they rank their 50 most powerful [...]

Oh, Life

There was some sort of shoot out around the corner from me.

I had some ladies over, and Anna gave hickeys.

The Baroness got a little jacket to keep her warm.

I made a pizza.
All Photos © Emily Shur

Lately, I’ve been feeling like I have so much to do, and none of it is getting done.  Even the [...]

The Cure Will Never Get Old

Saturday night was amazing.  The husband did his job well and treated a few hundred lucky Los Angelenos to an almost 3 hour long show at The Troubadour with none other than The Cure.  My inner miserable teenager was on fire.  My eyes, my ears, everything within me was mesmerized.  Words can’t express [...]

Sisterly Love

Carson City, Nevada © Emily Shur

Today, I went to read Rachel Hulin’s blog and saw this post.  Hey – that’s me!  Woohoo!  There is an interesting story behind the picture she chose to illustrate some holiday cheer.  This is the living room in the house of a mother-daughter prostitute “team” that I and another photographer [...]

The Last 24 Hours

My Drive Over the Bay Bridge

My View

My Christmas Ornament Elephant

All Photos © Emily Shur 2008

I used to love traveling for work.  I jumped at any opportunity to get on a plane, stay in a hotel, and possibly have a little adventure.  Eventually, it became less and less fun and the old adage of “Everything [...]

Year in Partial Review

Tony Curtis © Emily Shur 2008

It’s been a little while since I used this blog for professional purposes.  I figure maybe I should get on that since it’s December.  Now is the time when the year winds down, and sometimes work can wind down with it.  I’ve been sending out my obligatory postcards and e-mails, [...]