Back in 2001, I published the book Conscious Style Home about the eco renovations of my parents’ home in Green Hills, Pennsylvania.
Can you believe it’s been 12 years? I can’t.
Back then, photography for illustrated books was still very much done the old fashioned way: on film, processed and printed into 8X10 sheets that were scanned and used for books.
Today, all of my books are done digitally and all of our art files are saved digitally. But in my office, this binder of 8X10 prints still exists and I thought it would be fun to frame some of them to hang in my home.
All the photos came with contact pages which we pored over and picked our faves… cute dog!
We shot most of the book in black and white and I love some of the simple still life images in the book like this window with the light sheers blowing in the wind.
There were some color photos. I planted this garden in the Spring and just loved how it prospered and grew in the backyard. I do miss gardening and think I will eventually get back into it.
Love these pics. An old washtub upcycled into an outdoor bar. Or this outdoor table with recycled aluminum chairs and a great big fish statues I rummaged out of the dump from a seafood restaurant.
And I think I found some winners to frame: a rustic backyard compost heap and outdoor dining under the canopy of trees…..