desert

Tucson is HOT in the summer. Most days hover around 100 degrees. There’s still fun to be had, though most of it happens after the sun goes down, or inside, or underwater. I was paired with two elementary school boys and their parents, sent to three amazing locations and set loose to have a good time while photographing the results for Tucson Tourism’s summer ad campaign.

We went to The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, and The Mini Time Machine. The kids and their parents were charming and funny and we all had a blast.

PDN Magazine is running a feature article about it titled Tucson Tourism the Real Way.

Here’s a few of the images I took, followed by one of the final ads:

Boys eating popsicles

After a day at the pool

At the Desert Musuem with a cool owl

One of the final ads

A while back Diane Kashy and the folks at Madden sent me out into the night to find and photograph plants that only bloom by the light of the moon. I wandered my neighborhood and the grounds at Hacienda del Sol which is an old boarding school turned into an inn. Here is a link to the article which is running this month in Tucson Home Magazine.

by the light of the moon

CNN!

January 25, 2007

Two of my photos of the snow covered Tucson landscape are featured on CNN.com today. Click on “Gallery: Snow falls in Arizona desert” on CNN’s home page. They were also selected as some of this week’s best pictures by the editors at Reuter’s.

An editor from CNN called to interview me about the images and the snow.

If you are in Phoenix or Tucson look for my photos in the January/February issues of both Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine and The Valley Guide. PH&G features a story on 93 year old artist Rose Cabat who won international recognition (her work is in MOMA) for her small ceramic vessels called “feelies”. For The Valley Guide, my husband Jason and I were subjeted to far too many delicious pastries for a story on bakeries. I had a stomach ache by the second bakery (every pastry chef INSISTED we sample their wares), but Jason managed to plug along and down every offered confection as my long suffering model.