life as i know it, portraits

2 much love

I tried to photograph everyone that came out to my birthday party last week.  I adore each one of these people…even more for coming out on a rainy Monday night to celebrate with me.  Thanks for celebrating with me. Let’s keep being awesome together.

Jen

Jen

Taylor

Taylor

Cat

Cat

Sarah

Sarah

Alex

Alex

Suzanne

Suzanne

Sean

Sean

Amanda

Amanda

Masha

Masha

Joel

Joel

Tito

Tito

Joy

Joy

Alethia

Alethia

Mark

Mark

Dena

Dena

Marco

Marco

Autumn

Autumn

David

David

Corinne

Corinne

Laura

Laura

Gary

Gary

Laura

Laura

Vanessa

Vanessa

Caroline

Caroline

Taylor

Taylor

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Witching with Callie
life as i know it, portraits

Witching with Callie

I’ve been working on a story for Bust Magazine about a friend of mine and her discovery of witchcraft. Callie has spent the last several months focused on the Wiccan tradition. I spent some time with her this summer participating in rituals and learning with her. It’s not all magic and evil spells, but a way to celebrate the earth and the sky, and our connection to it. 

Look for Callie’s great article with more of my images in the issue on newsstands!

Witching with Callie

Woodland Witches

Callie, Magic Hour

Tarot Readings

Spellcasters

Connected

Seance and sparks

Seancing

Hula Pentagram

Illuminate

 

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life as i know it

pixelated spooky fun

I had the amazing opportunity a few weeks a ago to share my love for New Orleans and Instagram, at the same time. The New Yorker Magazine invited me to be a guest Instagrammer for their feed while I traveled to New Orleans for Halloween and Day of the Dead.  Here are some of my fave images from the trip…

Exploring the #musicbox. #nola #neworleans #dithyrambalina #swoon

The Spanking Bar at #pornopticon.

Angry clown. #halloween #nola #neworleans

Lizxnn looked amazing! #halloween #neworleans #nola #costume #fellini

Lizxnn looked amazing! #halloween #neworleans #nola #costume #fellini

Costume designer @corinneloperfido in one of her creations. #halloween #neworleans #nola #costume

My ride. #bicycle #newpinktights #nola #neworleans

Awesome mural of the legendary Ernie K. Doe outside of Euclid Recoords in the Bywater. #erniekdoe #mural #streetart #nola #neworleans

The lovely Amy Knoll of Bon Castor, a shop in the #bywater that sells handmade goods by local artists. @boncastor @aknollnola #nola @neworleans

Satsuma in the Bywater is one of my fave places to eat! #satsuma #cafe #bywater

Also in the Bywater is the fab Pop Shop, where I always go for awesome vintage finds. #popshop #bywater #neworleans #nola

Took a ride dow the #lowerninthward, the area in the city hit hardest by during katrina. #neworleans #nola

The #superdome. #nola #neworleans #saints

An altar for those no longer with us outside of @boncastor on the #dayofthedead. #diadelosmuertos #neworleans #nola

Friend @angeliska does tarot card reading in her sulpture at the #music box on the #dayofthedead.

#dayofthedead parade. #diadelosmuertos #nola

#dayofthedead parade. #diadelosmuertos #nola #neworleans

Reveler at the #dayofthedead parade. #diadelosmuertos #nola #neworleans

Reveler at the #dayofthedead parade. #diadelosmuertos #nola #neworleans

Self-portrait at the #dayofthedead parade. #diadelosmuertos #nola #neworleans

Quirky details all over this city! #nola, I love you!

You can see more of my pixelated camera phone photos if you follow me on Instagram at @misslaurendarling.

 

 

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