I wanted to include some links to Ryan Astamendi’s other photography when posting the “Real Princesses” yesterday, but there are so many extraordinary pictures there I didn’t want to bury them.
With over 300 entries on his blog dating back to 2006, Astamendi covers a wide range of styles, with astoundingly elegant results across the board.
Here’s John and his daughter Meredith (age 8) at the Vasquez Rocks park outside Los Angeles:
And Katya, dancing:
Gabbi, posing with a flower, has some interesting use of color:
Anne, doing nothing more interesting than smiling, makes one of the most compelling pictures:
Really every picture on the site is just wonderful. The newer photographs often have a sexier edge, but there’s still a lot of elegance and playfulness to be had. If you start back at the beginning of the blog in 2006 and work forward, the evolution of ideas and style is almost tangible. Bottom line: this blog definitely warrants a subscription.