December 03, 2013

Life on the Farm: The Selby is in My House!

I am a huge fan of all that Todd Selby does – his photographs, his watercolors, his sense of design, the people and places he is attracted to, and his so-goofy-it’s-cool personality. He is creative and talented, and his style – as well as that of the people he photographs – is highly personal. A few years ago, after religiously reading his blog and combing every page of his first book, I found a business excuse to cold call Todd.  But what I was really hoping when I called him was that we’d chat on the phone and become friends. Which is exactly what has happened. Towards the end of our long phone call, he said. “Hey, what’s your house like?” I told him that I was moving to England and that I would send him some photos. Six months later, in July of 2012, a month after we had settled into our cottage, Todd was here on the farm paying us a visit. So here he was, running around the farm with a camera taking pictures of the barns, the garden, the treehouse, the cottage, the kids, us and all the animals. I was fascinated to watch him work. As a lover of photography myself I was amazed to see how shooting style differs so much from my own. He is spontaneous, quick, unselfconscious with his camera whereas I am always looking for the right angle and calculating in my composition. We have since kept in touch, calling each other occasionally for ideas or advice, and I am so glad to have such an inspiring new friend.

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designchic
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3 years 4 months ago

I am completely enchanted. What a charming home and love the images of the family. Thrilled to be your newest follower!

The Whip
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3 years 4 months ago

what a dream!

Beautifulosophy
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3 years 4 months ago

Thanks for sharing, looks lovely! Caroline

InspiredAtelier LettiDLG
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3 years 4 months ago

beautiful Amanda! thanks for sharing.

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3 years 4 months ago

I absolutely love this post.

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