I like the rain. I like the way it sounds. I like the smell of damp earth after it comes down. I'm hard-pressed to think of a better Saturday morning than a rainy one, cozy in bed. April's a rainy month - not the kind of rain I'd consider dreary though - it's the pleasant, light and pretty kind that only goes long enough to lull you to sleep and wash away the yellow powder coating outside. My wellies are getting lots of love as a result, the wildflowers are so high at Maggie's favorite park that boots are practically demanded or the dew-soaked blooms threaten to dampen your legs. And now that Easter's come and gone, we can all happily break out white shoes, dresses, jeans and bags. All of these things got me thinking today that April might be my new favorite month.
Now that our campaign has wrapped shooting and post-production, the new #FacesofLenox ads will be rolling out in Spring issues soon as well - this is the last photo that will run from our 2013 series, and I think it's a grand finale. Chef Drew of Seven Lamps looking bad to the bone in Vanity Fair with a foreboding knife behind his back! The ad already received lots of feedback - most of it positive, but I'm kind of pleased that it generated a couple of complaint letters as well. Controversy, people! Where's the fun if you aren't stirring the pot a little? Designing the new ads yesterday got me thinking I should probably corral some of my recent work somewhere, so I opened up a small portfolio - if you're at all curious what I've been working on!
P.S... if you're looking for some quiet rainy day music, I was recently introduced to Jesse Woods - his low tempo and gravely voice are kinda perfect.