I had a lovely time over New Years visiting Palm Springs for the first time! It was beautiful, and so much fun. Although it was chilly, it was super-relaxing and photographically inspiring. It was so nice to be there, after having just lived through the "Snowpocalypse" back east.
Chandler and I arrived on New Years Eve and spent time with our friends in their gorgeous new home. It was here that I made a lot of these pictures on film. Their living room was filled with awesome furniture and knick knacks (an Eames rocking chair, an ultra-comfy chaise made of seat belts, and a rock & roll Elvis nutcracker to name a few). Upon entering you see this plus a view of mountains and fruit trees through giant windows.
My other pictures were shot in various locations around the city of Palm Springs, including at the Parker Palm Springs and Ace hotels. Thanks to Jonathan Adler for designing much of the decor at the Parker, gorgeous!
These photographs are from my recent trip to Ashland, Kentucky where I spent Thanksgiving with Chandler and his mother, Rita.
Having spent the last five years gut renovating a pre civil war log cabin (what she calls her “Ole Kentucky Home”) Rita recently retired from Philadelphia to her hometown of Ashland and her cozy new cabin.
We visited for the first time over Thanksgiving and were amazed at how beautifully she restored her new home.
I really enjoyed my week there, and meeting all of their warm and hospitable extended family.