Well, first off – happy new year.  I truly hope that 2013 is a great year for me, for you, for my family and friends and their family and friends.  I admittedly let my blog go a bit towards the end of last year.  As you’ll see my previous post was to promote [...]

Milk and Honey Book Release Party This Saturday at Gagosian Gallery

I’m so honored and excited to be included in Milk and Honey: Contemporary Art in California.  I mean, the list of artists is pretty major – not to mention quite a few of them are friends so that makes it doubly cool.  Please come and party down with us [...]

Happy Anniversary Minor Thread!

Minor Thread 365 Days from Isac Walter on Vimeo.


I’m very proud of my husband, aka the writer of Minor Thread, on completing one year of blogging.  I can definitely attest to the fact that blogging everyday for one year straight is no easy task.  It’s a true labor of love for him, written [...]

Lena Dunham for Bust Magazine

All Images © Emily Shur

I have much catching up to do blog-wise.  So, I’ll go chronologically.  Here’s a shoot that recently came out in Bust Magazine of the super talented Lena Dunham.  I’ve been thoroughly enjoying Girls, and like most girls I know, I can relate in a big way to [...]

New Nature Calls Images - Part One

All Images © Emily Shur

A couple weeks ago, the husband and I rented a huge truck like this in efforts to make serious progress on and/or conclude this project that I’ve been working on (on and off) for about two years.  There were several factors working against me here.  One being [...]

HCP Print Auction Tonight

Houseboats, Lake Powell, 2005

Photograph by Emily Shur

Tonight is the Houston Center for Photography’s Annual Print Auction, and I am honored to have a photograph (above) in the auction.  If you are not attending the event, but would like to bid on one or more photographs, you can do a [...]

Minor Thread (aka Why I Get the Crap Closet)

In celebration of the new knee my husband will be getting a few hours from now, I thought I would share his recent internet celebrity with all of you.  As of today, his blog Minor Thread has been written up by Forbes, Spin, and Boing Boing with more to come.  And trust me [...]

collect.give book

The charity-based online photography gallery collect.give announces the release of a book celebrating the project’s first 50 photographers – all of whom have pledged to donate 100% of their print proceeds to charities they’ve selected. Since 2009, collect.give has raised over $28,000 for a wide variety of charitable organizations, by selling affordable, limited edition photographs.


128 pages, softcover, [...]

More Progress

Video © yogavibes.com

A while ago, I wrote this post about progressing to the point in my yoga practice where I was able to perform the above sequence with a spot from my friend.  Yesterday I finally did this whole thing by myself in the middle of the room (no spot)…more than [...]

...and today I'm 35 years old.

unknown amazing photo…if you took this picture or were in the vicinity of this activity, you rule.

Today is my 35th birthday!  Thank you to my parents for inventing me, and also to my husband and friends and dog for making everything so awesome.  You make life worthwhile.