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Yesterday, at some point…

Dinner at DOC

Candlelit dinner at DOC. (This image is part of a new series in which I am posting single images that describe some moment I photographed during the previous day. Kind of like my own slightly more considered and not-quite-instant, Instagram.)

Last night we ate dinner at DOC, a favorite Italian winebar in the neighborhood. It reminded me how much I love candlelight… I think I am going to reinstate the ritual of lighting a candle every night at dinner. It elevates even the most mundane of meals.

Yesterday, at some point…

Tess Giberson down jacket

The brilliant and cozy 3/4 length down jacket from Tess Giberson’s FW 2014 show this past week.

This image is part of a new series in which I am posting single photographs that describe some moment I had during the previous day. Kind of like a not-quite-instant Instagram. Needless to say (and yet I feel compelled to say it) all photos in this series were taken by me, and as such, are © Brooke Williams 2014.

Ok so I actually took this photo last Friday, but it was yesterday at some point when I remembered that I wanted to post it. So there you have it. Baby steps. I’ll eventually become the timely blog post-er this crazy internet world has come to expect.

In the meantime, enjoy this lovely and somewhat quiet feeling moment of contemporary fashion. And then check out the whole Tess Giberson show for more things you’re going to wish you could have right now to wear during this insanely cold winter…

Yesterday, at some point…

©Brooke Williams 2014.

The Winter Music Concert, 2014.

This image is part of a new series in which I am posting single photographs that describe some moment I had during the previous day. Kind of like a not-quite-instant Instagram. Needless to say (and yet I feel compelled to say it) all photos in this series were taken by me, and as such, are © Brooke Williams 2014.

Yesterday, at some point…

Lost pictures for sketchbook

Some of the images of lost signs I used for my 2013 Sketchbook Project.

I have finally decided to start posting single photographs that describe some moment I had during the previous day. And I’m starting tonight, right before I go to bed. I’m not great at the insta-posting of today’s social media maniacs but I figure even I can get something up within 24 hours. It’ll be a good exercise. Sometimes you’ll get lots of caption information, sometimes just a word or two. Hopefully the pictures will always be worth looking at.

So above please find an image of a pile of prints that I made last night, to put into my entry into the 2013 Sketchbook Project. I had the idea ages ago, but only just assembled the book the night before it was due. One of these days, I’m going to start and finish a project before the 11th hour strikes.

One of these days…

soulcycle chronicles

Here is the piece in it’s entirety… we are going to build a frame for it as well, but I’m not patient enough to wait for that to be done before I start showing this thing to the world. It took days to put up, as each image is affixed individually to the supporting board, but it is sooo worth it. I am really happy with the way it turned out.

What is it, you ask? I was commissioned by soulcycle, an indoor cycling studio (yep, spinning) to make a piece that celebrated the community of incredibly happy (and in-shape) people they have built up over the past three years. As they grow from a single sweaty room on the upper west side to a 5 studio empire, it is still the extended family vibe that takes center stage. So when you walk into the newest, biggest studio at 103 Warren Street in Tribeca, you are greeted by hundreds of smiling faces which is only the beginning of what will most likely be an incredibly positive, if exhausting, experience.

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It was fun, hanging around and getting to know this world and then documenting it in my favorite format (the instant photo) I’ll be shooting more details in the next week or so, as I’ll be down there shooting a professional style photo of the piece in it’s entirety (not to diss the iphone shots, but…) For now, here’s a detail above and a view of the wall before we added the official signage.

I also want to officially thank Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler (SC’s founders) for sponsoring the project, the almighty Amy Peck for hooking us up, and Josh Liberson, Leslie Unruh, Ed Messikian, Phil Danza, Jill Selsman and Sofia Rower, without whose very concrete assistance I would not have been able to pull this off.

More photos to come!