For the spring issue of Gadsden Style, the 5 Places were Bed and Breakfasts. When I saw Capps Cove on the budget, I volunteered for it since I shot Foster's wedding there in 2010.
The charm of Capps Cove is in its styling. Complete with contemporary amenities such as restrooms and central heat and air, the buildings are constructed to look as if one has stumbled upon a 19th-century settlement. The historical architecture and Blount County's natural wonders make a nostalgic and peaceful getaway.
Asahi was one of the 5 Foods and I would have volunteered for that one, but the executive editor already had. But he passed it to me in the end because he had to work on something else!
Asahi Sushi House is a family business — Tracy is out front, greeting customers, and her husband is in the kitchen, cooking. Her son, Mu-Tsai, also works at Asahi.
We did not have anything designated for the issues "Last Look" page, so I used a photograph I'd taken of dogwood blossoms downtown.
I was studiously avoiding Pinterest. Not another log-in! Not another thing to keep up with! But then Love Without Boundaries joined Pinterest and wanted some “pins” that feature photos from their programs with inspirational quotes.
In order to get the best feel for them, I felt like I needed to break down and join Pinterest. So I did. I have yet to make any boards. But here some of the LWB pins:
This one features a boy whose LWB name was Eoin. I fell in love with little Eoin and sponsored him in foster care for awhile. His mom contacted LWB to get a high res version of this pin — it makes me so happy to glimpse him again!
This pin features Maya and a girl who has just been adopted. May the bonds of friendship find a way to endure.
When I saw that one of the television shows I "like" on Facebook had switched to the Timeline design, I knew I'd need to make designs for the Moxie, Love Without Boundaries, Gadsden Times and Gadsden Style. (I forgot about GT Preps and GO!)
Each page is branded differently. The LWB breaks the rules a little. Organizations are not supposed to use the timeline image as a "call to action." I made this before I read that. Oops.
For the Times, Eric took a photo of one of the old papers framed in the lobby. A little background imagery!
We'll update the Style one quarterly, as each new issue comes out.