- Photography by Tonya Becerra
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These are small snapshots of simple, everyday beauty I’ve stumbled across. They’re tiny (8.5 cm x 5.5 cm – about the size of a business card) and are very affordable ($2.50 + .50 shipping).
I hope you find some that you like!
This little video is a collection of hearts I’ve stumbled upon and snapped quick pictures of with my phone. I hope you enjoy it and find hearts in your everyday path.
We ventured into Los Angeles to see “Gerhard Richter Painting,” which was a pleasant surprise. The sound of paint gliding over canvas surprises in its sensuality. His willingness, eagerness to “mutilate” his work to see what might emerge is inspiring (and a little frightening).
It’s as beautiful inside as it is out.
And you can find gorgeous art like Mary Corse’s luminous work:
But on the way up and down, you might meet the delightful Ruben Pardo, Elevator Man Extraordinaire. He’ll proudly tell you about his profile in the Los Angeles Times, a copy of which hangs on the elevator wall. Ruben has been the building’s elevator operator for the past 35 years, and he’ll still greet you as warmly as you might imagine he has every single day.
“You can take a picture of it,” he urged, pointing to the article.
“I’d rather take a picture of you,” I said. And I did.
“You have a beautiful face,” I blurted out as I raised by phone to snap this quick photo.
“God made it!” Ruben exclaimed.
I recently had the pleasure of photographing Gwen near her sweet home in Malibu. A talented romance writer, she emanates warmth and humor — and her deep connection to the ocean is palpable and contagious. Visit her site to check out her work.
See more photos in portraits.
Miss Märta’s auntie sent her a pretty new dress for Easter. She broke it in in true Märta style!
At the end of a recent photo shoot, my friend Juli and I stumbled upon this mussel shell. Instead of the usual innards (which are delicious!), it held this little pool of sea water and tiny, shimmering iridescent bubbles.
Such a pleasant surprise that reminded me of the possibilities in what we might easily bypass, overlook or discard as “empty.”
Cheers to sweet surprises, especially by the seashore!