Sunday, August 30, 2009

It Starts

Fall semester classes have officially started.

How did summer fly by so fast??

I only went to the North Shore once this summer, and that makes me sad. Hopefully Matt and I can make a quick trip up to Temperance River one of these weekends before it gets too cold.

One of my favorite things is waking up to the fresh northern lake air cuddled up next to my man. A close second would be making coffee and breakfast sandwiches on the camp stove. But by far, my favorite thing in the world is laying out on the rocks on the shore on a clear night and looking at the stars. For those of you who live in cities and never get a chance to get away from the light pollution at night to look up... you're really missing out.


There might be an exciting adventure next weekend. But I'm keeping it under wraps until I know more...


This is old news to those of you who have visited and browsed through either my website or Matt's website recently, but an image of ours was chosen to be on the cover of a Lithuanian magazine called Pravda. I have provided the link for google's translate service, although it provides little to no help in translating.

If interested, here is the PDF version for you to browse.

"Nuogybes" means "Nudity" in Lithuanian.


Matthew Scherfenberg.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

If you aren't already

reading Dr. L., you should be.

She's incredibly insightful and a very eloquent writer.

Read her latest post: The Model and Her Audience.

Matt Blum.

Friday, August 21, 2009


I finally have my own domain name!

yay! :D

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Summer Adventures - San Francisco

Doug Wade. He's a new dad who keeps his studio out of his basement right outside of San Leandro, California. He's an inventive photographer who is very knowledgeable about lighting. He's a very nice person to work with. I wish him luck with all of his endeavors.


Doug Wade.

Monday, August 17, 2009

I Understand...

As I was going through my blog roll this morning, I noticed Dave Levingston's blog about being bestowed with an award called "I Understand and Wish to Continue." Well, of course, my curiosity got the best of me and I browsed through the awards and found out that I had also been awarded on July 4th, one award previous to Dave! Too cool!

So go check this blog out. It's pretty interesting.


Here's a photo from the workshop I did in Long Beach, California. My first bodypainting!


Adam Chilson.

Makeup and bodypaint by Lisa Berczel.

Friday, August 14, 2009

My new website!

There are a couple of bugs, and some of the text is misaligned, but this is basically what my website is going to look like.

I also need to get my own domain name very, very soon...

Take a look, and please offer suggestions of what other content I should provide, or changes I should make.

Brooke Lynne - Art Model

Thank you!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Summer Adventures - Joshua Tree

I've always wanted to go to Joshua Tree. Even before I started modeling, I saw pictures from the park and was mystified by the strange, outer-worldly beauty of those trees and the landscape that surrounded them. I had never really seen the desert before, except for when I was in my senior year of high school and the boyfriend and I flew out to Arizona for spring break and we drove from Scottsdale to Flagstaff. But still, we never really examined the landscape.

So I was delighted when I found out that I was not only going there once, but I was going there twice during my stay in Long Beach this summer! First with R Michael Walker, and then with David Winge.

Just because I'm funny that way, I'm going to feature David first and Mike in the future.

David and I got up at 3:30am to head out to Joshua Tree to be there by sunrise. We made excellent time, and even had to wait 15 minutes for the Starbucks in the town of Joshua Tree to open up and provide us with some Life Juice (at 5 in the morning, yes, coffee really should be considered Life Juice). We were a bit worried that it was going to be too hazy to get good light from the sunrise, but we were pleasantly surprised that the sunrise was quite clear for some time.

We worked from Sunrise to about 10:00am, before it got too hot. But in that time, David and I got some beautiful images, and we connected and collaborated really well. After the shoot, we went to Crossroads Cafe which had some amazing vegetarian fare, and great service.

I had a wonderful time with David, and I think that shows in our photos. I can't wait to get back out to California and work with him again!


David Winge.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Summer Adventures - Portland

Started out with Portland, OR. I stayed at Lucian Schmit's for most of the trip. Lucian has such a fabulous way of capturing people at their most emotive. He was gracious enough to show me a bit of his city, and show me some of the people in it. Like Trevor Levin.

Next year, Burning Man. ...Next year.

He has two darling children and a fabulous wife, who was also an artistic nude model. He showed me around Portland, and I do believe I fell in love with that city. I'll be back there again soon, I hope.

For future reference, hardly any of my posts will be in a consecutive order and will mostly just outline one photographer at a time.


Lucian Schmit.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

A lot to do

before the fall semester starts August 24th
and nearly no motivation to do any of it.

Hopefully I'll get over this small beast attack by the end of the weekend and get on task on Monday. Which includes posting many of my accounts of my trip this past month.

And lots of cleaning, organizing and planning. Which means I need to find new music. I'm kind of burned out on my Metric addiction.

Here's some Sylvie Blum. She makes me look very good. She's a fantastic person with an incredibly marvelous talent. I can't wait to work with her again.


Sylvie Blum.