Monday, March 8, 2010

Sunny Days

This last week has been amazing. We've gone from a bizarre, New York blizzard to some of the most beautiful, sunny days of 2010.

Misti & I took advantage of the sun on Saturday and shot Liz & Brandon in Prospect Park (my neck of the woods)! Take a look at some of the images and let us know what you think!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Logos, Fire Stations, Green Chairs & Black Bags

Hey hey,

Hope you all are doing well!

In the news for us this week,

Our very favorite graphic designer, Brandon Stoker, sent our logo this week! It's fantastic! We keep arguing with the web developers, we're trying to make it as large as possible... New home page coming soon!

We had a great shoot on Monday with the brilliant Prof. Ilze Earner, of Hunter / CUNY University. She let us shoot all of the crazy artistic images we wanted, what a lady... We love the green Charles Eames chair.

We also had a shoot with Jason & Desiree on Tuesday. They were fantastic! Previews to follow...

Misti's Mother-in-Law, Lisa, made matching bags for Misti & I so we can now be styling on shoots. They even have our names on them. They're Jon Hart (big Texas shout out!) and we love them!!!

That said, we've had a great week but this next week should prove challenging, it's time to start marketing... ; )

Wish us luck,

Friday, February 12, 2010

It begins...


Misti and I have been bestfriends since the first day of art school. Luke, Misti's husband, once called our friendship abnormal and I'd have to agree. I think that it's pretty rare to meet someone who you just organically click with. I'm not sure either of us could explain it, we've definitely tried, but we've been roommates, partners in crime, security blankets, good & bad influences, shoulders to cry on, we sometimes are each other's toughest judge but no matter the distance, we will go to any length to be there for one another. We collected our baggage together, we've collected stories together (someday we'll write them down), not we'll add starting a business to the list and someday you'll be able to find us racing each other down the hallway of the old folks home in blue and green, glitter prettified wheel chairs.

Lotta's come to signify a couple of things to us but the most relevant is the significance behind the meaning of Lotta. Lotta means free/independent, beautiful and feminine. We want it to encompass those words. It's creative, colorful, clever, strong, visual, composed, distinct, ect... This may be an odd way to say it but if Misti and I had a child, these are the qualities we'd want it to have.

We were talking about what we should write in our first blog and Misti emailed me this...

How to make money in 5 easy steps when you are an artist:

step one: define your media
step two: define your cliental
step three: make your art public / marketing
step four: explore growth potential
step five: become a waitress

We've got the business cards, the website & portfolio, bring on the business!

Later Gator!