| Happy Groundhog Day!

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Much to Ivy’s dismay, we never got around to holiday cards this year. Whoops. This glitch aside, I really do love celebrating holidays, so when Alpha asked me to shoot with her, I proposed we celebrate an oft overlooked holiday—Groundhog Day! It’s such a funny tradition, and as a family of summer-lovers we wait with bated breath to hear what fate Punxsutawney Phil will dole out and cross our fingers HARD for early spring. And this year it paid off—BRAVO PHIL! (Thank you, thank you!)

For this shoot, I wanted the shadows to take over the images, and also wanted to play with ombre-colored lighting. Alpha expertly concocted a plan to execute both brilliantly. (The background is actually plain white, we created the colors with gels and acrylic over the lights.) It was a great day mixing colors, crafting tiny sunglasses and hot dogs, and discussing beachy getaways. Brooklyn is eagerly cooperating with Phil’s spring forecast—50° outside!—but in case it’s still cold where you are reading, I hope these photos warm you up and remind you that summer isn’t too far off.

| On Boredom

"The idea for me is find these moments of supreme focus where I gather the shreds of things I’ve thought of independently in moments of boredom or downtime and pushed them through. That seems to be my method.  I didn’t realize how important boredom is to me."
—Paula Scher