A visual journal of vintage style and classic sophistication from the capital of the dirty south

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Art On The Chattahoochee - Jones Bridge Park

How to tastefully stand apart in style at a spring festival.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Boyhood - Milstead Ave. Conyers

I first encountered 13-year-old David Coppock last year as I drove down Milstead Ave. approaching the Main Street district of Olde Town Conyers. He became almost an official greeter to the charming little historic town of Conyers, GA as he waved and smiled behind his bake sale sign offering brownies and cookies. The image of him always seemed surreal as though it was from another era. I snapped a photo of him from the driver seat one golden evening last year. Today I was delighted to see him again. I stopped to compliment him and document his act of service and work ethic he is exhibiting at an age where most boys are preoccupied with other distractions that do not seem to build character. Keep up the good work David!

David Coppock waves to drivers at the intersection of Glade St. and Milstead Ave. in Conyers on Thursday April 9, 2015.

David Coppock waves to drivers at the intersection of Glade St. and Milstead Ave. in Conyers on Thursday April 9, 2015.

David Coppock waves as I drive by on January 14, 2014.

Maybe Home Isn't Always Where You Hang Your Hat - Arabia Mtn.

Merry Muntean models a hat designed and hand made by Laurene Hazell of Conyers, GA.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Girls of Summer 2014

On assignment for Portraiture I class. The dog days of summer are upon us and I couldn't resist playing on a series of photographs that exhibits active young women in a state of summer leisure or reflection. Unlike most of the photos shared on this blog, the subjects are lit with artificial light. I'm beyond grateful for each of the ladies time, assistance, and personal style that motivated me to push this assignment through. 

Megan McConnell

Megan McDonald

Kloe Thomas

Amandalynn Hicks

Kalyn Fowler

Tracy Carreker

Friday, June 6, 2014

On The Banks of The Flint River with Megan McDonald

I met up with Megan McDonald this evening for a barefoot stroll around the woods of the Flint River. After a week of dodging spring showers, today was no exception. We made the best of the available sunlight that was filtered by a light overcast. Megan pretty much carried this shoot the rest of the way with her natural elegance and ease in front of the camera. I'm so grateful for meeting Megan 2 years ago while what else…thrifting!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Toast to Bachelorhood with Chris Vaughn

Thanks to Chris Vaughn for taking the time out of his busy schedule to meet up with me today in Cabbagetown for a quick shoot. I featured Chris here on A Thrift Life about 2 years ago shopping at a Goodwill in the suburbs of ATL. Mr. Vaughn is a Radiology Tech. at Emory Hospital and is getting married this Sunday in Atlanta's Grant Park.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sensible Consumption with Southern Snow Accumulation

As a rare winter storm dips in to the Deep South many schools and businesses around Metro Atlanta have opted to close today. As per usual, this has many Georgia residents in a frenzy stocking up on excessive quantities of groceries.  However, as the first flakes drop one practical consumer is making sure she'll have a guaranteed source of heat by stocking up on of firewood.