Wednesday, January 26, 2011

so, i went to alt


can i first say, that i loved salt lake city.  i don't really know why, but for some reason, i didn't really expect to.  however, when you wake up in the morning and look all around you at the beautiful mountains, especially covered in snow, its really quite something.  i am making a point to get back there.  and, next time, i am making it to park city...
anyway, we spent our first day there walking the streets and checking out shops and the city.  we didn't do our research very well (or, at all) so we didn't have any good ideas for lunch.  we came up with the plan to walk into anthropologie and ask for a good local recommendation and this is where they sent us...


i knew i was in a good place when i sat down and this poster was hanging above my table.  most of you may think i am joking, but i am entirely serious.  this was a family favorite when we were kids and i couldn't believe we had walked into this random little pizza place in salt lake city that was rocking big trouble in little china art.  fantastic.  (erin, you will be interested to know that most of the artwork in this place was from the alamo drafthouse.)


on to alt the next morning, which was overwhelming and wonderful all at the same time.

 *image from alt design summit 2011's photostream on flickr

for dinner on thursday night bev and christine and i sat with jane and caroline, two lovely bloggers from salt lake city.  it really was so much fun getting to meet so many new, talented and creative people.  obviously, my favorite part about the whole thing (other than just hanging out with bev and christine and declan, of course), was all things photography.  i listened to hands-down the best panel with these two speakers...

 *image from alt design summit 2011's photostream on flickr

rachel devine from sesame ellis and ryan marshall from pacing the panic room.  they are amazing photographers and i learned so much just listening to them talk.  i also learned what a terrible photographer i am, but now i am really motivated to try my best to be a decent good one.

the next day i got to take a class taught by this amazing husband/wife team from blue lily photography.  

*image from blue lily photo

they are amazing photographers and absolutely hysterical.  i mean really laugh-out-loud funny.  if the above picture doesn't convince you, read this.  awesome.  if i was more outgoing, i would have asked them if i could hang out with them.  maybe next year...  

i am sure there is so much more i could write about this whole experience, but i'm tired.  so, if you are really interested you can check out the alt blog (or just about every third blog you come to, i am sure has their own recap).
it was really great.  the end.

6 comments:

Mary Weisse said...

First, of all I am jealous of how fun this looks. Second, why have you been holding out this many posts for so long? You have obviously been working on them. I have never had to press the "Older Posts" button so many times. I didn't even have time to read everything tonight and I don't know when I will. I thought you were slacking, but really you were just holding out.

Mary Weisse said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I loved the Big Trouble in Little China poster. I want to buy one for Danny for his birthday now.

jack, lucy and finn said...

good thing danny never reads my blog, so the poster will be a nice surprise. now, just finding one to purchase...

becca said...

so happy that you, christine, and bev decided to go! i can't wait to hear more about it. SO FUN!!
p.s. i secretly want to go to salt lake city and may not leave

Melanie said...

I'm so happy you guys made the trek to Alt. I wish I hung out with you more - next year for sure. Or I'm headed to Phoenix and staying in your mom's guest house. Either way, we're hanging out again.

emily said...

ok, so i just looked at the other photographers blogs and they've got nothin on you. maybe snow. they've got snow on you. but that's it. i like your photos better. so there. suck on that blue lily photography.