I figured I’d start off my “2010 Favorites” posts with your favorite furry friends. This was Murray’s first year with us and boy did he make life interesting. Luckily, he and Annie get along perfectly now. Phew. They have brought us lots of joy and vet bills. They are always ready to sit on your lap, play keep-away, or of course, eat. It has been a good year. If you’re looking to adopt a furry friend for yourself, please consider a rescue dog.
a weekly photo blog by Hannele Lahti
I: Grew up in rural Maine on a lake; had graduating high school class of 47 people; went to RIT + majored in photography; studied art history + Italian in Florence; explored Etruscan tombs all over Tuscany; lived in a camper down by the river for 2 summers while photographing white water rafters in northern Maine; have a visceral fear of snakes; have acquired three Boston Terriers + love them unconditionally; stood at the Washington Monument for Obama's 1st Inauguration; road tripped all over the country during childhood; love studying maps; make a point to check a few items off my bucket list every year; have a mom that still mails me homemade cookies; enjoy growing vegetables & herbs; am a total 'foodie' and haven't met a fine wine I didn't like; humbly practice yoga; love riding bikes (road + mountain); collect art + photography books; am usually the quiet one in most groups; still have friends I met in kindergarten; am an aunt to three brilliant + talented girls; love Italian food but have a husband who is tragically allergic to tomatoes; am always up for a new adventure.
Some of the people who influence my life + work:
David Labrozzi, William Eggleston, Herbert List, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Annie Leibovitz, Sebastiao Salgado, Joyce Tenneson, Lynn Johnson, Joel Meyerowitz, Annie Griffiths-Belt, Martin Parr, Edward Burtynski, Duncan Slade, Gayle Fraas, Seth Godin, Irene Owsely, Rick McCleary, Paul Fetters, Chuck Close, Mark Rothko, Joesf Albers, William Wegman, Abelardo Morell, Bob Sacha.