Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thank you 2009!

On a personal level this was a very intense year. Looking back I wish that I could have had a glimpse of how the year would end because it would have made certain moments more tolerable. Do you ever wish you had a crystal ball? I honestly never did. This past year was the first time that I ever thought to myself...I just want to know what happens! I surprised myself with my patience this year. I learned so much about myself and about love and about the importance of family and good friends. And, now, after the somewhat crazy year that it was, I realize that I had to go through all of that to get to where I am now.

Professionally, this year was very intense but for different reasons! I never imagined that I could do so much in one year...again, I surprised myself!

The future frightens me for the basic reasons...fear of the unknown, fear of making a mistake...but I was raised to turn that fear into excitement. The idea of entering a new decade is so thrilling. I know that this will be the most marvelous and fascinating year of my life and I wish that and so much more for you, my lovely readers.

Thank you so much for your visits, comments and encouragement this year! I can't wait to see where we go in 2010.

Happy new year!

Here's a sampling of some of my favorite images from this year from my personal archives. Every image taken and processed by me. I shot over 12,000 personal (non-commissioned) images this year, maybe more...this is a just a small selection of my favorites.

Today's Soundtrack:
The Postal Service - Such Great Heights

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman



Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

big brown eyes

pao and palomita

shadows of ourselves.

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somewhere lost in tuscany

Little Red Bike



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la primavera.

Untitled

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Urban Summer Kids

I'm Chuck Bass

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

windows and window and windows.

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NYFW-Monica L. Shulman

Model Behavior

NYFW-Monica L. Shulman

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Hanging on to Summer

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Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Rain on the (Cab) Window



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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Window Colors

Remember last week I blogged about my love of holiday windows and childhood memories? I posted these photographs of the Bergdorf Goodman windows in black and white but I promised the color versions so here they are.

I am still in love with the black and white versions but these are fabulous too...if I do say so myself. The reflections are part of the story...well, they're part of my story.

So magical, no?

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman


Today's Soundtrack:
Passion Pit- Moth's Wings



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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Holiday Hangover II

I feel like I am still recovering! I bet I will feel rested just in time for New Years Eve later this week.

Check out these photos that I took last year on a trip to Paris...I originally had them in color but they are so much cooler and abstract in black and white (I think).

Copyright 2008 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2008 Monica L. Shulman

By the way, today is the last day to sign up for the New York City Giveaway! Do it!

Today's Soundtrack:
Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Holiday Hangover

I feel hungover today. Okay, well not literally for me! But, I do feel like I need to detox from all the excitement, food and laziness of the past four days.

So...this blog will return to regularly scheduled programming tomorrow.

Happy Monday!

And, thank you for your wonderful congratulatory comments and emails! I really appreciate them so much. We are so thrilled!

Happy Holidays 2009!
This was my holiday card that I sent to my clients and everyone on my mailing list. I took the photograph here in New York. If you're interested in joining my mailing list, you can either send me an email with your information, leave a comment here or visit my website to sign up directly: www.monicalshulman.com

Today's Soundtrack:
Owl City - Fireflies

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