Adventures Once Had

a log of cinemagraphs, photos, thoughts and gifs by Sandy Noto

28 Aug

Wait, wait, one more. 

(Source: aptnumber9)

Notes: 28

27 Aug

Notes: 27

27 Aug

This past week has marked the 9th year since my Dad passed away; I regularly feel the impact of his presence in my life.

My dad was the photographer of the family, documenting my childhood (that’s a chubby, little me in those photos!) and lugging around his trusty Nikon on all our family vacations. He also had a funny, contrarian streak in his interests, driving my mom crazy by photographing the guy dressed as a cowboy instead of the Notre Dame de Paris on a family trip.

Since my dad passed, I’ve found that I have a loose appreciation for serious art but it is the silly, fun and pretty stuff that resonates with me. Life can be difficult enough without staging sadness. 

- Sandy Noto 

Notes: 13

25 Aug

Jake, shaking it off. 

Notes: 285

24 Aug

I love the fog that occasionally blankets Chicago during the transitional times of the year. 

- Sandy Noto

Notes: 33

22 Aug

For some reason, I love taking photos of people taking photos!

It’s one of my random points of enthusiasm that can get a little excessive. I get overly excited and go into move-left, no-right, no-stay-still mode.

Thankfully, Marc and Matt were good sports and went along with my shenanigans. 

- Sandy Noto

Notes: 14

22 Aug

Last week, I worked with the Apartment Number 9 crew to put together some cinemagraphs for their introduction of Thom Browne to Chicago

- Sandy Noto

Notes: 17

20 Aug

The sad and tragic news seemed somewhat endless today so I disconnected and headed outside for the sunset. 

It’s strange to feel connected to the world with instantaneous news updates, while at the same time being isolated from the turmoil. I find it difficult to know how to help without simply adding to the noise. Ultimately, I decided to spend my energy on researching organizations to donate to and came up with: the ACLU, the NAACP and the Michael Brown Memorial Foundation

-Sandy Noto

Notes: 28

18 Aug

Here’s another favorite piece that I worked on for Lipton’s be more tea Tumblr. My friend, Elliot, regularly cartwheel photobombs my shots so I knew he’d be the perfect person for a cartwheel gif.

-Sandy Noto

Notes: 54

18 Aug

One of my favorite shots from this summer: florist from above. 

Notes: 27

18 Aug

Eli and I moved back in June and are slowly getting around to some of the apartment decorating. I’m trying my hand at a small tabletop succulent garden and unfortunately our cats keep trying to help with the gardening. 

- Sandy Noto

Notes: 137

12 Aug

I was looking for some sort of levity yesterday and this little flipbook didn’t undo the day but it at least made it somewhat more cheerful. 

-Sandy Noto

Notes: 292