Monday, April 27, 2009

::: Valley Village 2 megapixels at a time :::

© Barbara Green One Way in Valley Village 2009

Sometimes you get a person... sometimes you get a water bottle. I was looking to start the work week with an early morning yoga class ... got on the freeway, took the "valley village" exit, and this is what greeted me. Grabbed the Minolta 2 megapixel cutie, and captured this.

Excited and hopeful I parked at the undisclosed Yoga Studio on Ventura Boulevard, which was "mysteriouly" empty... and not so hopeful, I walked - sans mat, to see if there was a class... and, yes indeed, the
door was locked, and the schedule sheet had a BIG ASS Sharpie X thru my 7am class.


Enjoy my view at 6:58 AM
Laurel Canyon Exit East 101 FWY

Thursday, April 9, 2009

::: Bitchen @ the Bicycle Kitchen :::

I have been documenting "Bitchen" - an all ladies night at the non-profit Bicycle Kitchen in Los Angeles, and here are a few of the photos.

© BGreen - Diana Arterian "Cook"
A "Cook" is a volunteer at the Bicycle Kitchen that teaches the ladies how to fix their bikes.

© BGreen - Lanni Parshall
a little bit of Q&A...with Lanni
what was your first bike? My first bike was most likely around age 5, and it was pink and sparkly, and I cried when I was forced to take the training wheels off. Needless to say, I didn't learn to ride 2 wheeled bike until age 8.

favorite Bike memory?
Favorite bike memory was having to ride my cousin's old bike which had a broken seat. We basically wrapped ducttape around the frame and I just had to stand while we biked all around town. Very painful.

feelings about Bitchen @ the Bicycle Kitchen
The night you took our photos was my first time at Bicycle Kitchen and I really really enjoyed it! I loved the sense of community and I really learned alot, even in that short period of time. It was wonderful.

©BGreen - Tussanee Reedboon
"Bitchen" is held every Monday night at the Bicycle Kitchen from 6:30 -9:30pm

Thursday, April 2, 2009

::: Rogers & Oprah :::

Rogers & Oprah talking about dystonia on the OPRAH Show
friday 4/3 Rogers will be on The Today Show

Rogers not-so-long ago / today

As a friend and photographer, I have been documenting Rogers

as she has found herself on this journey with Dystonia.

me on 2nd camera -- Oprah video "Rogers day-in-the Life"
USC Medical Center for Botox injections

Elizabeth Spencer -- Rogers partner and ever present calm force in all of this.

"You bring out the intimate, the personal and the heart breaking and the humor. You capture Rogers in the various places she has been with such humanity and heart." -- Katie Ford

Rogers in her own words on her blog Life With Dystonia

Looking forward to Rogers next blog Life without Dystonia - see ya!