After a birthday party recently at the park the friend I was walking with stopped to talk to this momma. After I took this picture I thought about how when kids are little it feels like they’re going to be little forever. And then one day you wake up and you kids are big and this part is over. 

I spent saturday in LA sharing portfolios with art buyers and other creative people. There was so much talk about what lifestyle photography means and what it looks like. Coming from Boston, sometimes it’s hard for me to really pull off THE “California Lifestyle” image. Everyone agreed that was a great thing and encouraged me to keep doing my thing. 
On Monday my kids had off from school. We went to the beach with friends. It was sunny and warm and then the fog blew in. 
Leah Fasten, California Lifestyle Photographer. I spent saturday in LA sharing portfolios with art buyers and other creative people. There was so much talk about what lifestyle photography means and what it looks like. Coming from Boston, sometimes it’s hard for me to really pull off THE “California Lifestyle” image. Everyone agreed that was a great thing and encouraged me to keep doing my thing. 
On Monday my kids had off from school. We went to the beach with friends. It was sunny and warm and then the fog blew in. 
Leah Fasten, California Lifestyle Photographer. I spent saturday in LA sharing portfolios with art buyers and other creative people. There was so much talk about what lifestyle photography means and what it looks like. Coming from Boston, sometimes it’s hard for me to really pull off THE “California Lifestyle” image. Everyone agreed that was a great thing and encouraged me to keep doing my thing. 
On Monday my kids had off from school. We went to the beach with friends. It was sunny and warm and then the fog blew in. 
Leah Fasten, California Lifestyle Photographer.

I spent saturday in LA sharing portfolios with art buyers and other creative people. There was so much talk about what lifestyle photography means and what it looks like. Coming from Boston, sometimes it’s hard for me to really pull off THE “California Lifestyle” image. Everyone agreed that was a great thing and encouraged me to keep doing my thing. 

On Monday my kids had off from school. We went to the beach with friends. It was sunny and warm and then the fog blew in. 

Leah Fasten, California Lifestyle Photographer.

“So is the thieving that big a deal? Ethically, yes, and it destroys people because it’s a bad road you take. But I don’t think that’s the biggest problem for the music biz. I think people are just a little bit bored, and more than a little bit broke. No money. Especially simple working people who have been totally left out, screwed and abandoned. If I had to depend on what I actually get from sales I’d be tending bars between sets. I mean honestly it’s become a patronage system. There’s a lot of corps involved and I don’t fault any of them but it’s not as much fun as playing at the Music Machine in Camden Town in 1977. There is a general atmosphere of resentment, pressure, kind of strange perpetual war, dripping on all the time. And I think that prosecuting some college kid because she shared a file is a lot like sending somebody to Australia 200 years ago for poaching his lordship’s rabbit. That’s how it must seem to poor people who just want to watch a crappy movie for free after they’ve been working themselves to death all day at Tesco or whatever, you know.”

Sometimes on saturday mornings we get bagels and climb on rocks and shoot record covers. (Joking. We just get bagels and climb on rocks.)

This is a snapshot from a recent block party.

Tony Hoagland | I Have News For You

There are people who do not see a broken playground swing
as a symbol of ruined childhood

and there are people who don’t interpret the behavior
of a fly in a motel room as a mocking representation of their thought
process.

There are people who don’t walk past an empty swimming pool
and think about past pleasures irrecoverable

and then stand there blocking the sidewalk for other pedestrians.
I have read about a town somewhere in California where human beings

do not send their tuberous feeder roots
deep into the potting soil of others’ emotional lives

as if they were greedy six-year-olds
sucking the last half-inch of milkshake up through a noisy straw;

and other persons in the Midwest who can kiss without
unpacking the imperialist baggage of heterosexuality.

Do you see that creamy, lemon-yellow moon?
There are some people, unlike me and you

who do not yearn after love or fame or quantities of money as
unattainable as that moon;

Thus, they do not later
have to waste more time
defaming the object of their former ardor.

Or consequently run and crucify themselves
in some solitary midnight Starbucks Golgotha.

I have news for you:
there are people who get up in the morning and cross a room

and open a window to let the sweet breeze in
and let it touch them all over their faces and bodies.

Destiny Arts Center in Oakland “Moves young people to peace through dance, theater and martial arts to achieve our mission to end isolation, prejudice and violence in the lives of young people.”
I was so honored to be commissioned by them to photograph the community impacted by this amazing space. We photographed alumni, staff and current students.
To celebrate their 25 year birthday, a book was created sharing the stories of this community. I just received mine in the mail and am so excited to share a few favorite spreads. 
Tim assisted.  Destiny Arts Center in Oakland “Moves young people to peace through dance, theater and martial arts to achieve our mission to end isolation, prejudice and violence in the lives of young people.”
I was so honored to be commissioned by them to photograph the community impacted by this amazing space. We photographed alumni, staff and current students.
To celebrate their 25 year birthday, a book was created sharing the stories of this community. I just received mine in the mail and am so excited to share a few favorite spreads. 
Tim assisted.  Destiny Arts Center in Oakland “Moves young people to peace through dance, theater and martial arts to achieve our mission to end isolation, prejudice and violence in the lives of young people.”
I was so honored to be commissioned by them to photograph the community impacted by this amazing space. We photographed alumni, staff and current students.
To celebrate their 25 year birthday, a book was created sharing the stories of this community. I just received mine in the mail and am so excited to share a few favorite spreads. 
Tim assisted.  Destiny Arts Center in Oakland “Moves young people to peace through dance, theater and martial arts to achieve our mission to end isolation, prejudice and violence in the lives of young people.”
I was so honored to be commissioned by them to photograph the community impacted by this amazing space. We photographed alumni, staff and current students.
To celebrate their 25 year birthday, a book was created sharing the stories of this community. I just received mine in the mail and am so excited to share a few favorite spreads. 
Tim assisted.  Destiny Arts Center in Oakland “Moves young people to peace through dance, theater and martial arts to achieve our mission to end isolation, prejudice and violence in the lives of young people.”
I was so honored to be commissioned by them to photograph the community impacted by this amazing space. We photographed alumni, staff and current students.
To celebrate their 25 year birthday, a book was created sharing the stories of this community. I just received mine in the mail and am so excited to share a few favorite spreads. 
Tim assisted.  Destiny Arts Center in Oakland “Moves young people to peace through dance, theater and martial arts to achieve our mission to end isolation, prejudice and violence in the lives of young people.”
I was so honored to be commissioned by them to photograph the community impacted by this amazing space. We photographed alumni, staff and current students.
To celebrate their 25 year birthday, a book was created sharing the stories of this community. I just received mine in the mail and am so excited to share a few favorite spreads. 
Tim assisted.  Destiny Arts Center in Oakland “Moves young people to peace through dance, theater and martial arts to achieve our mission to end isolation, prejudice and violence in the lives of young people.”
I was so honored to be commissioned by them to photograph the community impacted by this amazing space. We photographed alumni, staff and current students.
To celebrate their 25 year birthday, a book was created sharing the stories of this community. I just received mine in the mail and am so excited to share a few favorite spreads. 
Tim assisted.  Destiny Arts Center in Oakland “Moves young people to peace through dance, theater and martial arts to achieve our mission to end isolation, prejudice and violence in the lives of young people.”
I was so honored to be commissioned by them to photograph the community impacted by this amazing space. We photographed alumni, staff and current students.
To celebrate their 25 year birthday, a book was created sharing the stories of this community. I just received mine in the mail and am so excited to share a few favorite spreads. 
Tim assisted.  Destiny Arts Center in Oakland “Moves young people to peace through dance, theater and martial arts to achieve our mission to end isolation, prejudice and violence in the lives of young people.”
I was so honored to be commissioned by them to photograph the community impacted by this amazing space. We photographed alumni, staff and current students.
To celebrate their 25 year birthday, a book was created sharing the stories of this community. I just received mine in the mail and am so excited to share a few favorite spreads. 
Tim assisted.  Destiny Arts Center in Oakland “Moves young people to peace through dance, theater and martial arts to achieve our mission to end isolation, prejudice and violence in the lives of young people.”
I was so honored to be commissioned by them to photograph the community impacted by this amazing space. We photographed alumni, staff and current students.
To celebrate their 25 year birthday, a book was created sharing the stories of this community. I just received mine in the mail and am so excited to share a few favorite spreads. 
Tim assisted. 

Destiny Arts Center in Oakland “Moves young people to peace through dance, theater and martial arts to achieve our mission to end isolation, prejudice and violence in the lives of young people.”

I was so honored to be commissioned by them to photograph the community impacted by this amazing space. We photographed alumni, staff and current students.

To celebrate their 25 year birthday, a book was created sharing the stories of this community. I just received mine in the mail and am so excited to share a few favorite spreads. 

Tim assisted. 

Here are a few favorite out takes from a recent editorial project. I’ll post the tearsheet when I see it. Thanks Tim for the assist.  Here are a few favorite out takes from a recent editorial project. I’ll post the tearsheet when I see it. Thanks Tim for the assist.  Here are a few favorite out takes from a recent editorial project. I’ll post the tearsheet when I see it. Thanks Tim for the assist. 

Here are a few favorite out takes from a recent editorial project. I’ll post the tearsheet when I see it. Thanks Tim for the assist. 

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I’ve put together a 24 page newsprint publication of photographs from an ongoing project in Ireland (www.toconnell.com/ireland). They can be purchased for $8, postage paid.

for more information: toconnellphoto@gmail.com

Check out Tim’s new collection of photos from Ireland. 

Collaborating with Mission Minded, we spent two days on location at San Domenico School in Marin County creating a library of images. Tim and Amy assisted. Collaborating with Mission Minded, we spent two days on location at San Domenico School in Marin County creating a library of images. Tim and Amy assisted. Collaborating with Mission Minded, we spent two days on location at San Domenico School in Marin County creating a library of images. Tim and Amy assisted. Collaborating with Mission Minded, we spent two days on location at San Domenico School in Marin County creating a library of images. Tim and Amy assisted. Collaborating with Mission Minded, we spent two days on location at San Domenico School in Marin County creating a library of images. Tim and Amy assisted. Collaborating with Mission Minded, we spent two days on location at San Domenico School in Marin County creating a library of images. Tim and Amy assisted. Collaborating with Mission Minded, we spent two days on location at San Domenico School in Marin County creating a library of images. Tim and Amy assisted. Collaborating with Mission Minded, we spent two days on location at San Domenico School in Marin County creating a library of images. Tim and Amy assisted. Collaborating with Mission Minded, we spent two days on location at San Domenico School in Marin County creating a library of images. Tim and Amy assisted. Collaborating with Mission Minded, we spent two days on location at San Domenico School in Marin County creating a library of images. Tim and Amy assisted.

Collaborating with Mission Minded, we spent two days on location at San Domenico School in Marin County creating a library of images. Tim and Amy assisted.

From the weekend. 

“Any sentient photographer has some idea of what they’re hoping to find, but you have to be open to what the world throws back at you, and engage with how it challenges and transforms your idea. That’s the beauty of the medium, that’s its unique quality, and for me, that’s why I mostly admire photographers who go out and deal with the world as it IS, and somehow, through liquid intelligence and sensitivity, they dance with the world - and it responds to them, and they create these wonderful bodies of work. - Paul Graham”

featureshoot:

INTIMATE PORTRAITS OF YOUNG LOVERS IN SAN FRANCISCO’S DOLORES PARK http://bit.ly/1rbalri

Photo: Leah Fasten

Thanks so much featureshoot!

This weekend I went to my first tupperware party hosted by one of my favorite drag queens, Ms. Sally Bowls.  This weekend I went to my first tupperware party hosted by one of my favorite drag queens, Ms. Sally Bowls.  This weekend I went to my first tupperware party hosted by one of my favorite drag queens, Ms. Sally Bowls.  This weekend I went to my first tupperware party hosted by one of my favorite drag queens, Ms. Sally Bowls.  This weekend I went to my first tupperware party hosted by one of my favorite drag queens, Ms. Sally Bowls.  This weekend I went to my first tupperware party hosted by one of my favorite drag queens, Ms. Sally Bowls.  This weekend I went to my first tupperware party hosted by one of my favorite drag queens, Ms. Sally Bowls.  This weekend I went to my first tupperware party hosted by one of my favorite drag queens, Ms. Sally Bowls. 

This weekend I went to my first tupperware party hosted by one of my favorite drag queens, Ms. Sally Bowls. 

This campaign is all over the East Bay here in the Bay Area. It looks so good. We spent a day on location photographing 8 models with the intention of creating different pairs of images to signify two hospitals coming together. It was such a fun shoot. See more images  from the shoot here.  This campaign is all over the East Bay here in the Bay Area. It looks so good. We spent a day on location photographing 8 models with the intention of creating different pairs of images to signify two hospitals coming together. It was such a fun shoot. See more images  from the shoot here. 

This campaign is all over the East Bay here in the Bay Area. It looks so good. We spent a day on location photographing 8 models with the intention of creating different pairs of images to signify two hospitals coming together. It was such a fun shoot. See more images  from the shoot here.