Friday, January 13, 2012

Monthly Challenge: Vintage {ISO: In Search Of}

This week's challenge is Vintage. The word "vintage" has so many different meanings and is so subjective.  That's what I love about the term.  What does vintage mean to you?

I love the vintage feel of this photo, the processing, the sun, the outfit, the adorable little lady!  
I'd love to see your interpretation of VINTAGE!  Here's how to enter:
  1. Post your photo for the challenge on your blog/Flickr/Photobucket/Facebook. Unfortunately, if any of these are private, you will be unable to link up to us.  
  2. Make sure you link up to the ISO {In Search Of} blog!  You can grab the html over there in the sidebar (or I also posted it below) and put that in your post and it will put our little bloggy badge in your post.
  3. Come back here and "link up" to us using LinkyTools below. 
  4. You have until January 31st to post!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Featured Photographer: V.1

I'm so excited about this new series I hope to do monthly.  There is such amazing talent in this world when it comes to photography and we all deserve our moment in the lime light, right!  It's also a great thing to do to uplift and cheer on another photographer, we can draw so much inspiration from each other.  And, who doesn't love a little eye candy, right?

Since our theme this month is revolving around the word "vintage", I sought out a local MN photographer who totally emulates VINTAGE.

I just recently met this lovely lady through our daughter's preschool class and she has quickly become someone I admire and respect, both as a photographer and a human being.  She is kind, intelligent, an incredible mom, she has wicked style and has a unique eye for photographs.  I got to sit down and chat with Katy today in her home and I really wish I would have had my camera with me.  Her house is awesome.  It screams vintage.  She even has a pink refrigerator.  It rocks!

Without further adieu:

Meet Katy Hall Photography!

Name: katy hall

Business Name: katy hall photography

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Using only one sentence, describe your photography style:
Modern, vintage ArT

When did you discover your love for photography:
I have always admired and appreciated what other photographers could do. I LOVED having my family’s photos taken and holding on to those memories. I had four girls in four years so this didn’t provide a whole lot of time to pursue anything else. When my youngest was one, I bought a camera. My life was NEVER the same again.

Where do you find your inspiration?
Things I’ve always loved... the sweet and simple pleasure of everyday life. I heart all things 1950s, vintage finds (typewriters, aprons, retro appliances), anything that evokes the emotions, creative blogs, and other photographers who share the same passion.

Please describe yourself (family, dreams, etc.):
I am a mom to four sweet LuLu girls and feel so blessed to have these “little women” in my life. Their forever-entertaining dad is my best friend and biggest cheerleader. My favorite times are when he plays his guitar and they all dance around and make up fun lyrics to the songs. It’s an instant mood changer if anyone has a case of the grumps. I enjoy the simple things in life... movies in the park, picking strawberries, making breakfast together, and sitting on our front porch.

What is currently in your camera bag?
 Canon 5D Mark II, 50/1.2, 16-35/2.8, 70-200/2.8.

Name another photographer that inspires you:
Tara Swain

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
President of the United States (clearly, I was bossy.)

If you could photograph anyone in the world, living or already gone, who would it be?
I recently had my dream fulfilled of shooting for Anthropologie, but if I had the chance to do a person, I would photograph Jesus. His life was more interesting and inspiring than anyone I have ever known or read about.


Name a song that describes you right now:
“1945” by Jamie Grace

If you could do anything else in the world, choose any other profession, what would it be? I could never chose another profession. Ideas are constantly racing through my mind throughout the day. Many times I have a hard time falling asleep because I am so excited about an idea or a concept. I am dying for sunshine and warm weather to arrive here... I have so many ideas to fulfill in 2012. I never thought I would say any of those things about a job. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to share in people’s stories and relationships.


Head on over to Katy's blog and show her some love!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

On tap for the month: Vintage {ISO: In Search Of}

From the Merriam-Webster dictionary:

Vintage defined:

*of old, recognized, and enduring interest, importance, or quality : classic

*dating from the past : old b : outmoded, old-fashioned
*of the best and most characteristic

January is the month for all things Vintage.  It's going to be a great time here on ISO.  We'll be sharing things having to do with the theme of Vintage.  I've got an awesome photographer that will be featured, her vintage style is inspirational.  Projects will be shared, photos will be posted and your assignment for the month will be presented!  Stay tuned for all the details.  I'm super pumped for the turn ISO will be taking. 

Until then, here is some eye candy (via Pinterest):