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B L O O D . M O O N

A little timelapse I shot of my little baby Blood Moon on April 15, 2014 from my backyard. Lookin’ good moonie, lookin’ good.

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Los Angeles, California

Even though I call the San Francisco Bay Area, “Home,” I absolutely love visiting LA. 

(Source: Flickr / karenabad)

Leaf Yellow Adventure is out there! Thanks for posting my photo, Jeep.

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When was the last time you chased a horizon?
Send us a photo of what makes you adventurous, or tell us your dream of living tomorrow, today. We’ll be sure to highlight some of our favorites on the page!
Photo courtesy of fan Karen Abad.

Adventure is out there! Thanks for posting my photo, Jeep.

(via jeep):

When was the last time you chased a horizon?

Send us a photo of what makes you adventurous, or tell us your dream of living tomorrow, today. We’ll be sure to highlight some of our favorites on the page!

Photo courtesy of fan Karen Abad.

Leaf Yellow That one time that I rode my bike into some old railroad tracks and fell onto my camera on Mare Island. 
(Photo via Jon Salazar)

That one time that I rode my bike into some old railroad tracks and fell onto my camera on Mare Island. 

(Photo via Jon Salazar)

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Leaf Yellow Me, most of my life.

Sometimes at parties I wish I could disappear. (via juliaheffernan)

Me, most of my life.

Sometimes at parties I wish I could disappear. (via juliaheffernan)

Leaf Yellow This is how happy I was to be shooting beautiful Oregon. 
(photo via ianlucero)

This is how happy I was to be shooting beautiful Oregon. 

(photo via ianlucero)

Leaf Yellow Here’s my #FirstTweet. My long time Vimeo friend Georgie Hammerton told me to get a twitter, and so I did on January 1, 2008. <3 Thanks pandapoo !

Here’s my #FirstTweet. My long time Vimeo friend Georgie Hammerton told me to get a twitter, and so I did on January 1, 2008. <3 Thanks pandapoo !

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This music video for All Apologies by Happiness (Directed by Adam Berg) is so beautiful. I definitely watched this and cried. 

Leaf Yellow This is pretty much what today feels like. Time, My Modern Met, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Huffington Post, Mashable, BuzzFeed and several other media outlets were kind enough to feature my photo project with Olivia. I&#8217;m very grateful and appreciative. They&#8217;ve taken a simple just for fun personal project that I did with one of my best friends and her daughter, and shared it with many people. Thanks for that guys.

My intentions for this project were not for it to blow up. They were to share on my Tumblr and my Facebook so that my followers and friends could enjoy it, giggle, laugh, and maybe even share if they felt so inclined. I wanted Olive to be able to have something that reminds her of the one time that her silly Aunt came to visit boring, freezing, Indiana and wanted to craft with her and her mom.

Scary and ugly things happen when something you create gets shared with the masses. The trolls suddenly all surface and have to contribute their two cents about a project whose logistics they know very little to nothing about. Whenever videos or projects I make get seen by a lot of people, I get really intimidated and it makes me pull back a little of myself and makes me want to share less. This obviously isn&#8217;t fair for people who are kind enough to encourage and love me. Maybe it&#8217;s my somewhat debilitating anxiety, but today has been a hot mess. What people say shouldn&#8217;t matter, which is why I&#8217;ve been trying to steer clear of reading them. Personal attacks against me are one thing and I can handle that, but people cross the line when they say things about Olivia or Cristina and Jon. That, I can&#8217;t tolerate, and I hate when people talk shit about people I care about. 

I guess what I wanted to say to my Tumblr community is thanks, it started here. Thanks for still making me feel like this is a (relatively) safe place to share things. I know there are trolls on here too, but they aren&#8217;t as vicious as the FB ones I guess. Thanks again guys, I appreciate and love your support, always. Not just for this project, but from the beginning. 

*Olive, if you get older and look back on this, know that I love you very much. You are an amazing little girl and you have the most incredible parents ever. They love you so very much and they are the absolute example in great parenting. Your Auntie Karen loves you too and can&#8217;t wait to have more adventures with you in the future. Also, no matter what anyone says, stay true to yourself. You know how much fun you have, you know your intentions, live your life surrounded by those who love and care about you, not people who project their insecurities and put you down. &lt;3

This is pretty much what today feels like. TimeMy Modern Met, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Huffington Post, MashableBuzzFeed and several other media outlets were kind enough to feature my photo project with Olivia. I’m very grateful and appreciative. They’ve taken a simple just for fun personal project that I did with one of my best friends and her daughter, and shared it with many people. Thanks for that guys.

My intentions for this project were not for it to blow up. They were to share on my Tumblr and my Facebook so that my followers and friends could enjoy it, giggle, laugh, and maybe even share if they felt so inclined. I wanted Olive to be able to have something that reminds her of the one time that her silly Aunt came to visit boring, freezing, Indiana and wanted to craft with her and her mom.

Scary and ugly things happen when something you create gets shared with the masses. The trolls suddenly all surface and have to contribute their two cents about a project whose logistics they know very little to nothing about. Whenever videos or projects I make get seen by a lot of people, I get really intimidated and it makes me pull back a little of myself and makes me want to share less. This obviously isn’t fair for people who are kind enough to encourage and love me. Maybe it’s my somewhat debilitating anxiety, but today has been a hot mess. What people say shouldn’t matter, which is why I’ve been trying to steer clear of reading them. Personal attacks against me are one thing and I can handle that, but people cross the line when they say things about Olivia or Cristina and Jon. That, I can’t tolerate, and I hate when people talk shit about people I care about. 

I guess what I wanted to say to my Tumblr community is thanks, it started here. Thanks for still making me feel like this is a (relatively) safe place to share things. I know there are trolls on here too, but they aren’t as vicious as the FB ones I guess. Thanks again guys, I appreciate and love your support, always. Not just for this project, but from the beginning. 

*Olive, if you get older and look back on this, know that I love you very much. You are an amazing little girl and you have the most incredible parents ever. They love you so very much and they are the absolute example in great parenting. Your Auntie Karen loves you too and can’t wait to have more adventures with you in the future. Also, no matter what anyone says, stay true to yourself. You know how much fun you have, you know your intentions, live your life surrounded by those who love and care about you, not people who project their insecurities and put you down. <3

Leaf Yellow NOWNESS 
(click above to view the website for this interactive motion touch enabled video)
A troupe of contemporary dancers from London’s Sadler’s Wells Theater engage in an elegant game of chase in Mine, a film by director duo Tell No One AKA Luke White and Remi Weekes. The filmmakers have created an interactive, motion-touch short where half a dozen underwear-clad performers are styled in shoppable pieces from labels including Louis Vuitton, Kenzo and Maison Martin Margiela. “I thought they should be dressed in clothing capable of expressing emotion,” explains stylist Agata Belcen. “The film doesn&#8217;t straightforwardly distinguish between male and female roles: we put one of the male dancers in a women’s look that included a Haider Ackermann dress.” Influenced by the naturalistic approach of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Tell No One enlisted Italian choreographer Paolo Mangiola to translate the frenzied desire of online gratification into an impassioned routine which features Madonna and Florence and the Machine collaborator Amber Doyle alongside dancer-turned-model Louis McMiller. “Luke and Remi&#8217;s film feels magical but still of this world,” adds Belcen. “It was important for the styling to support this mix of reality and oddity.”

NOWNESS 

(click above to view the website for this interactive motion touch enabled video)

A troupe of contemporary dancers from London’s Sadler’s Wells Theater engage in an elegant game of chase in Mine, a film by director duo Tell No One AKA Luke White and Remi Weekes. The filmmakers have created an interactive, motion-touch short where half a dozen underwear-clad performers are styled in shoppable pieces from labels including Louis Vuitton, Kenzo and Maison Martin Margiela. “I thought they should be dressed in clothing capable of expressing emotion,” explains stylist Agata Belcen. “The film doesn’t straightforwardly distinguish between male and female roles: we put one of the male dancers in a women’s look that included a Haider Ackermann dress.” Influenced by the naturalistic approach of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Tell No One enlisted Italian choreographer Paolo Mangiola to translate the frenzied desire of online gratification into an impassioned routine which features Madonna and Florence and the Machine collaborator Amber Doyle alongside dancer-turned-model Louis McMiller. “Luke and Remi’s film feels magical but still of this world,” adds Belcen. “It was important for the styling to support this mix of reality and oddity.”

 
Illustrations by Karen A. Designed by Elliott