In many ways, the series Sensible Longing grew out of my budding relationship with the Rolleiflex medium-format camera I acquired a year and a half ago. I'd seen some work by another photographer on a Rollei, and I knew right away it was the tool I needed - the tone, the texture, the romance with light were all what I was looking for, plus I quite simply loved the square shape. As I began to learn more about this particular camera, its personality traits and limitations, I really began to appreciate the sensory experience it provides: looking down into the hood, half tuning out the noise around me, I steal a moment alone with the subject, and give myself permission to be present in a way that might not otherwise be possible. It's a contemplative moment, and in keeping with the spirit of the project. I will occasionally will use another medium-format camera, such as a Diana, for the series, but the Rollei is my partner in this enterprise.
but more a crunchy,
yet sweet breakfast of strong coffee and Italian biscotti
I started to make these when I lived in
rural Ireland and purchasing Italian Biscotti
meant a train ride to Dublin.
Now I know these are better than any store bought ones I have tried.
The method sounds a little fiddly but really it is incredibly simple
maybe just a step more than your usual cookie
But this is what gives these their tooth breaking crunch.
1 large egg
1/2 tspn vanilla extract
5 ozs plain flour
1/2 tspn baking powder
1/4 tspn salt
2 ozs whole almonds
3 ozs chocolate chips
Line a baking tray with parchment paper
Pre-heat oven to 350f/180c
Whisk the egg and sugar with an electric whisk until pale, you want it to leave ribbons when you lift the whisk
Add vanilla extract, then fold in flour, salt and baking powder
Add choc chips and almonds
Shape dough into a log approx 10" long which is tapered at each end
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes
Remove and leave to set for 5-10 mins
Slice into biscotti and lay back on the baking tray
Pop back in oven for 10 mins then turn and cook for a further 5-10 mins
Remove and cool on a wire rack
You can store them in an airtight container for 7-10 days... but
and this scarf....... you can't believe how soft it was
Then Sunday I was off to the
DKNY spring 2011 fashion show
It was held on Greenwich Street
in the west village
not in Lincoln centre like most of the shows this season
There were huge amounts of press/bloggers outside
photographing shoes, bags, buyers, celebrities
waiting for everyone to sit and the show to start.
Natalie Massenet from Net-a-porter was opposite me