Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Room 102


Scenes from a Pasadena hotel room.


connection

bright aloha

dressed for black

strangely unexpected

afternoon in an alley

silent technology

mood light and a confuser

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

It's Nice That


Aevum is featured on It's Nice That.com. Thanks Jez!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Late night drawings

son


daughter

Separation

Border Field State Park.
..wandering an empty beach where a fence determines where California ends and Mexico begins..
saturday skies that set us apart

self portrait with daisies

chain-link

staring down at a dream

the other side

beauty behind bars

who is imprisoned?


the road ends here...

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

It's Official, ElyseButler.com is finally up!

After much ado, my brand new website- www.elysebutler.com - is here! It took forever to complete- but it feels pretty good now that it's really up on the web.. Please take a moment to check it out, by clicking here. Hope you enjoy! 

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Naleah & Kyla


I had the pleasure of spending time with my dear friends, Willa & Walter and their 2 month old twin baby girls; Naleah & Kyla. They are beautiful. Such happy, pure, gorgeous, curious, joyful, tiny little beings. Willa and Walter are amazing parents. I loved being an auntie...


calming

observant eyes

nourishment


curiousity

bright

innocence

happiness

new parents


giggles

diaper changing on the beach

look of a leader

Naleah smiles

life with dependents


something's wrong

Kyla dreams

at peace

exciteable

Monday, April 7, 2008

Pulitzer!

A huge congrats to my friend Preston Gannaway who just won the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography for her intimate story of a family coping with a parent's terminal illness. 

check it out: www.pulitzer.org & the multimedia story here!

Your work is beautiful Preston- you deserve it! 

Saturday, April 5, 2008

The Mallams adaptation



Street Art in Ocean Beach

Friday, April 4, 2008

Inspired by...

...the idea of inclusion & the Habib Family.  

I had the pleasure of seeing Dan Habib's heart-felt documentary, "Including Samuel," about the social and educational inclusion of disabled youth as a civil rights issue. If you have not seen it yet... I highly recommend it. Seeing Dan speak is truly inspiring; he is the kind of person you cannot help but be filled with happiness that you are surrounded by his warm presence and insight. Alongside him was Keith Jones, a disability rights activist and hip hop artist, who has quick wit and a wonderful state of mind. It's a film that's a wonderful starting point for discussion about including disabled people into every day life.

I feel now that it is an absolute necessity that we get to the point where we all look at each other as people.. with all of our imperfections and perfections... no one better or worse... to be nice towards each other- not because it is the 'nice' or 'right' thing to do.. but because you are an authentic human being ... that you don't even sense each person's differences as a compliment or a downfall to their being.. but just that they are who they are.. wonderful in their own right... I think we all need to take the idea of inclusion into our hearts for us to become a society of compassionate human beings. 

So, go to the website... www.includingsamuel.com .. find a screening near you- and go see it! Seeing sunshine pour from Samuel's smile was incredible and the enduring love that Isaiah (Samuel's big brother), Dan & Betsy have for this amazingly determined and happy boy was gorgeous to experience. It's not a film to miss.. go and be moved..