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Projects: Pale As a Ghost Sign

More work finally coming to fruition! In "Pale as a Ghost Sign", I once again dug into local history to learn about the stories behind the fading painted signs found on brick walls scattered around downtown and OTR. Sifting through old city directories and chatting with sign experts and enthusiasts was a hella fun exercise in research nerdery, and I invite you to check it out (on the cover!) in the April 3rd issue of...

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Projects: Lessons from a Drag Queen

So remember when I was MIA from the blog because I was working on work as well as several other projects? Well, some of the fruits of that labor are now available for public consumption! Lessons from a Drag Queen For Lessons from a Drag Queen, I interviewed drag performer Mystique Summers for the March issue of Her Cincinnati to glean some tips about the skills that elude many women, like the proper way to walk in...

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They Shoot Stylists, Don’t They?

Another day, another photo shoot! These images are from the A-Line shoot I styled for the January issue, with the lovely Sheila Gray as the model. You'd never know she has a teenage daughter--she came out of the dressing room in jeans and socks and looked like a teenager herself! Snappin' away at The American Can Factory The photographer for the shoot was Gina of Kiwi Street Studios, one of those multi-talented creative types who does it...

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Cincinnati’s Shopping History Reloaded

5th and Vine, 1907 I recently wrote an article about Cincinnati's shopping history for the December issue of A-Line magazine. Real talk: writing is NOT my favorite pastime. But research? I've been doing research projects since encyclopedias and card catalogs were the only way to find information and I LOVE research. LOVE IT. If it were up to me, I'd forego all that "writing" jazz and and just list a bunch of facts I find interesting....

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Design Project: OTR Gift Guide

I recently finished a big photography and design project: An online gift guide for independent businesses in Over-the-Rhine. The area's merchant groups wanted something to showcase the variety and depth of gift-appropriate items available on Main and Vine streets to encourage people to shop local this holiday season.Environment and product photographyPage design and layout So, after running from store to store taking pictures for two days and spending several more days (and very late nights!)...

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