stone edge farm, silver cloud vineyard – cabernet harvest 2016.
What a delight to be chosen to photograph this book. My first title for Ten Speed Press combines my love of bees and gardens with the job that I so love to do. ‘The Bee-Friendly Garden: Design an Abundant, Flower-Filled Yard that Nurtures Bees and Supports Biodiversity‘ is currently the #1 best seller in Wild Plant Gardening on Amazon (though I encourage you to always buy from your LBS!). It was a pleasure working with the stellar team at Ten Speed (many thanks to Lisa and Ashley and Emma!) as well as the authors Kate Frey and Gretchen LeBuhn.
Following is a selection of my most cherished images from the project. Some from the book, some outtakes (it’s par for the course in my work that some of the pretties don’t make it in – content first, images that illustrate the content second. No worries, the outtakes are mine mine mine!).
The author, Kate Frey, in her natural habitat.
We should all be so lucky to see this out our back window!
Not just helping the bess when you plant this way!
a grand daddy bumble.
So there you have it! I do hope that my love for all things bee and bee-garden related shine through here. Do yourself and the bees a favor and get this book 🙂
p.s. I got to spend one of my shooting days with the wonderful Jenny Kearney whom I heartily recommend should you live in the Bay Area and need garden design.
the rug seller.
the fruit vendor.
… and the hardest working and most generous sisters.
Fes, Morocco – September 2015.
with the gracious and incredibly talented Mohammed Charkaoui.
Take two of the most wonderful souls to work with – Annie Galvin and Eric Rewitzer of 3 Fish Studios – add the opportunity to shoot them for an article in a stellar Winter publication – Stay Wild Magazine – mix, and DANG do I ever love what I do…
See more images from our shoot and do yourself the favor of reading a sweet little story about art and love and oceans and bears RIGHT HERE.
it’s a new year and time for some refresh. so many places, so many things since i was last here. here’s a little looksee from a big adventure last year ……………..
stay tuned for more more more to come but, in the meantime, i sincerely hope that 2016 has started beautifully for you. lsl