I've been thinking about replacing my medium-format camera for awhile, and while I was on the road a few weeks ago I stopped off in central Ohio to do some antique hunting and found an old Yashica TLR that I scooped up. I was already planning on stopping in St. Louis to see my dear friend Lara and meet her new baby boy, so I took the opportunity to try out the camera on her daughter Charlotte, who is one of my favorite subjects. Though it's not easy to capture a super active 2-year-old with a camera meant for more, shall we say, cerebral subjects, I was really happy with the shots. Being able to capture one of my oldest friends in 'mom' mode has been something I've really enjoyed as her family has grown and these are a nice little addition to the collection.
BEFORE HOLLYWOOD BECAME KNOWN AS A BOYS’ CLUB, THESE FEMALE PIONEERS WERE MAKING THEIR MARK ON THE FILM INDUSTRY.
I've been playing with some new multimedia tools for a new project that I'm working on. I love (LOVE!) maps, so I'm really into Knight Lab's StoryMap platform. I used it to make this map for Blank on Blank that tied in with an episode on Ray Bradbury. You can see the whole post here: http://blankonblank.org/2015/05/hollywood-houses-scandal/
Just edited this interview with Nigerian-born author Gabriel Bamgbose for the May 19th episode of Late Night Conversation.
A companion piece for Blank on Blank's episode featuring John Coltrane that premiered last week. Click-through to read the post, and watch the Coltrane episode here: http://blankonblank.org/interviews/john-coltrane-rare-interview-jazz-saxophone-spirituality/
A new episode of Late Night Conversation dropped today. Kristin talks with poet Rachel Hadas about life, love, and reading the Classics.
I've been working on this story on and off over the past year, and it aired last month on KCRW's Unfictional.