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nothing is the news

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Honored to be a part of the team sharing the news of Damien’s next release, Maraqopa. Due out February 21, 2012, it is my favorite work of his to date, and it has been an adventure from studio to announcement. We also managed to work the term “spirit animal” into the one sheet, so I feel I’ve done my job right somewhere along the line. Full info on the release + the first glimpse of the record via Secretly Canadian.

The stories and travels of this record will define a lot of the content here for 2012. Can’t wait to share it.

[Press image and outtake, above.]

“wild. also, flaggy.”

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Was a real honor to have our own Drew Grow + the Pastors Wives out on the road with Wild Flag on their West Coast dates. After seeing the two band bill in Portland for two nights [and one in Seattle] I wish I’d thrown all responsibilities aside to have seen the whole tour. The intensity + integrity of the performances was jaw dropping. Drew has candid snaps from the whole run up on the band’s site, and a few of my own images from Portland will be there shortly.

mexi nuggets

Been friends with these girls since 1994. Pretty crazy to see Krissy fall in love + get hitched, and to have us all together to celebrate. A few quick snaps below, since the camera stayed in the hotel safe most of the trip, while we were at the pool. Some counterpart photos up on the vagabond site.

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red house

Red House has a lot of stories; so, for that matter, did this weekend. Reunions and families and arenas and old flames and dive bars. But out of all the excitement, getting together for homemade mac & cheese might’ve been the highlight. Thank you, buddies.

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playlists

seattle.

The viaduct closes for 10 days today, beginning the inevitable trudge towards tearing it down. It is the reason why we left our West Seattle home, and the loss of one of the best views in the city. On that maudlin, reflective note: I have gone deep down a Spotify hole the past few months, since it was launched in the US. I make a playlist at least once a week, and they fall into two basic categories: ones that will motivate me to do something [ie, clean the house] and ones that are TOTAL BUMMERS.

A few favorites:

THUMP.
LOHO.
DASH.

Thump is roughly about the inevitable loss of everything [HELLO, BUMMER] and as such I dedicate it to my sweet viaduct – it was like rolling the dice every time you drove across it, but man was it a sweet view.

art prints

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Images added and updated at Society 6. Don’t see an image you’d love to have as a print? Send me an email – sarah[at]sarahjurado[dot]com & I’ll be happy to assist. Honored, even.

Just learned I’ll be posting way more travel photos in 2012. Big news on that, soon.

xoSJ

pizza we can believe in

A love story of hard work, of humor, of success for an independent business. Mostly of family. Oh, and also pizza.

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preview: proletariat

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The sweet as pie family behind Proletariat Pizza; a quick shot from today’s shoot. I don’t do family sessions very often as of late, but these folks seemed like such kindred spirits, and Damien can’t stop talking about their pizza. I’m head over heels for the story of how they started their business [all on their own, two years ago, living the dream] and how easily they laugh in each other’s company.

More, soon.

the commander thinks aloud

Thank you, Viva. Thank you, friends. Thank you, John. Thank you, LW OGs.

“This is all I wanted to bring home to you.”

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Get deep in that catalog, folks.

life, lately

Photo work is hushed as other aspects of life get turned up to 11. Our family has a new home. It is a new era for Lightness, and there will be more on that soon. We had an incredible trip to Portland for MFNW, and I couldn’t be prouder that all my bands played this year. I am giddy to see September’s weather give way to fall. I am listening to playlists on a loop. I’ve yet to cook in my new kitchen or curl up in the living room with a book, but I’m hoping that October has a lot of both.

Snaps and flashes of September, as quick as it was/is/will be.

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