I’ve recently been asked to submit work based on a theme for a couple of upcoming group shows. This has put me in the new and interesting position of going through my archives with fresh eyes and a fresh purpose, attempting to assemble a cohesive essay from hundreds of thousands of disparate moments. It hurts [...]
My niece recently turned 5 and I found myself at another one of her birthday parties. I don’t have children of my own, so these gatherings are rare for me, unlike the parents in attendance at this party who seem to go to one or two every weekend. You may recall I photographed Emerson’s 4th [...]
HONEYMOON I got my first iPhone in January of last year. Instagram was pretty much the first app I downloaded and I immediately fell in love. I loved its ability to connect me to others visually and I began to quip in pictures. I loved the way the images looked on my phone and I [...]
Between hotel conference room shoots last week, I decided to take a walk around DC to get some fresh air and clear my head. In the middle of so much concrete and looming federal buildings I watched a drama play out in the sky. The birds flew past me and towards Capitol Hill and I [...]
My niece recently celebrated her birthday at Chuck E. Cheese’s. The dark, dank den of arcade games and animatronic entertainment that I remember fondly from my youth has been replaced by a much brighter, more sterile franchise. The lighting is what kills me. The best part of 1980s Chuck E. Cheese’s was that you got [...]
After a harrowing pregnancy, my nephew was born last week. His name is Ryder Jack Golden and when he grows up, he will play baseball.
Got free tickets to Universal Studios, the local attraction featuring a couple of outdated 3D theater experiences and a cheesy but fun studio tour. Seriously, Terminator 2 3D is laughably bad. 3D Shrek made me motion sick. King Kong 3D was admittedly kinda badass, but that project was helmed by the man himself, Peter Jackson. [...]
I recently got a new point and shoot camera, the Canon s95. I took it on a trip to San Jose last weekend and enjoyed myself. There’s no effort or thought or care in the photos that I take with it. It’s the perfect vacation/party camera. I don’t want to have to think about photography [...]
I’m excited to share a recent interview I gave over at photo editor extraordinaire Kate Osba’s “This is the What” blog. It covers a lot of bases- pretty much anything you might ever want to know about me. For those of you out there wondering if I’m a natural redhead or if I can eat [...]
The following images represent the most significant personal events of my year, from the death of my grandfather, to my Lasik surgery , to meeting my remarkable boyfriend and moving to Los Angeles.
I spent the month of August in LA. Went down to Venice Beach to check out the scene. Pretty colors, interesting characters and so many dogs. A nice gentleman who lived on the beach invited me to enjoy natty lights with him on his porch. I met another nice gentleman who was taking his creations [...]
Here’s another picture-heavy post from another amazing warehouse party in Brooklyn. The theme this time was The Forbidden City. Most party-goers and art installations kept with the theme, but others loosely interpreted. Either way, there was a lot to see.
[Kara and Adam] My dear friend Adam was my very first magazine photo editor. He left the photo industry for the much sexier entertainment industry a few years ago. He’s doing quite well for himself out west where he’s found good work, good friends and his beautiful girlfriend, Kara. When I went out to LA [...]
Kevin has been one of my dearest friends since we met in high school in Atlanta. He’s a true renaissance man who throws elaborate, bacchanalian parties when he’s not doing things with computers that I can’t even comprehend. He invited me up to New York City in June to photograph and enjoy his latest extravaganza, [...]
Anyone who really knows me knows I’m not a morning person. If I had my way, I’d stay up until 4am and sleep until noon every day. Trouble is, lots of things happen in DC in the morning. I have a problematic commute that involves either getting to the metro station before 7 a.m., after [...]
(Click on the picture. It’s a link to the Vimeo page where you can watch my very special and most excellent video. If anyone can figure out how to embed the video, email me. It’s not workin’ for me.) I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus from blogging only to return with a vengeance. That’s [...]
In my earliest memories, I recall a man with a gigantic video camera on his shoulder. My grandfather, Perry Golden, was the self-designated cameraman for the decades-long saga that was the Golden Family Experience. He filmed everything- every mundane hour of every family gathering. The cameras got smaller and better, but he eventually stopped shooting. [...]
After the New Year, I had a few more days to kill in the city. I took my G10 everywhere and lazily shot the mood. It was cold and dark and wet and I lost my hat and gloves in the mix. This is a self-portrait of me on the mini-bus to Flushing, Queens. My [...]
I took a break from regular updates last week as the relations converged on the Golden household. The Gilmores came from Atlanta and LA to visit the Goldens who are all in DC. It was a perfect storm of ridiculousness that I managed to take in stride with a cocktail in one hand and a [...]
I went to Santa Barbara for the weekend for a family trip and this is what it looked like to me: