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Introducing, Finn Xavier Acosta!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Born November 21, 2011 at 8 lb. 5 oz. and 21 inches.

We're unbelievably thankful for his safe arrival and so happy to finally meet him!


Photography in Luxury Home Magazine & Visit Detroit Magazine

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Luxury Home Magazine January / February 2001 Issue.

Happy New Year!

Yeah, I just realized that it's literally been about a year since I updated the site.  Yikes!
However, despite the serious neglect to this site in the past year, I really have been tremendously busy...just not on maintaining this site.  I started another business focusing on my graphic design talents, Señor & Señora, and also bought a house and moved.  Just saying that sounds so simple, but for a good part of the year I had seriously become a full-time construction worker with the renovations.  Now, just as my friends and family told me would happen, the renovations are 90% complete and holding.  Apparently there will ALWAYS be that one last thing to finish.  And I always think that I'll somehow have time to finish it this weekend!  Maybe this weekend will be the one...

Visit Detroit Magazine January 2011 Issue.
Anyway, with my design work also taking over my life for a better part of the year, I'm actually feeling very re-energized on the photography front.  Maybe part of it is because I seem to have such enthusiastic photo students this semester at OCC.  When I surveyed them on what their biggest strengths are as photographers, they unanimously declared that it was their passion for photography.  I definitely plan on using that against them in case some lackluster work shows up!

My Advanced Digital class is a lot more involved and so it's exciting to teach.  However, I cram so much in the syllabus it's always a challenge to cover everything I hope to each semester.  Since we only have two digital classes to cover everything photographic and Photoshop-related, the first class is always spent just getting people up to speed with the basics.  This semester should be a lot more fun.

I also had a good time this past weekend jurying the Scholastic Art Awards with Chris Schneider down at CCS.  It was cool to see how much great work is coming out of high school students these days!  While down there, I also caught a glimpse of our class photo in the hallway.  It's crazy how small the group seemed!  I also had to laugh at the really annoyed look on my face.  Ha!

Visit Detroit Magazine January 2011 Issue.
Anyway, on to some real news...
This month I have work published in two magazines: Luxury Home Magazine out of Chicago, and Visit Detroit (local).  The Luxury Home article focuses on my fav architect, Brian Howard, and his work on the Carlson projects: Carlson's Cabana and Carlson's residence.  Both are such unique and amazing spaces, that it's no surprise to see the continued recognition.  You can view the article in full here.

As for Visit Detroit Magazine, they are using two of my shots for little blurbs on Hamtramck happenings, such as the Hamtramck Blowout (featuring a semi-anonymous photo of Wolfbait), and a photo of the Polish dancers from the Countdown to Paczki Day tent event. Fun times that are almost here again!

In both instances, those probably wouldn't have been the photos that I'd pick, but I'm pretty sure they were just trying to use photos of people without exactly revealing their identities.  : )  I probably could've gotten model releases for both, if they had only asked!


Detroit Home Design Awards 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Dow-McNally Renovation shoot that I did for HF:architecture has won an award for historic residential renovation/restoration project in the Detroit Home Design Awards, 2010. 

My congratulations go out to Brian Howard, for this is the second year in a row he has won awards in this competition!  It truly is an amazing before and after and was a fantastic shoot.  I will be sure to post it in the gallery soon.  : )  I am very behind on this blogging business.


Vilsa at Stoney Creek

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

As if Vilsa could get any she is.
I shot this a few weeks ago at Stoney Creek for her official 3 1/2 year-old portraits.  After the shoot she asked her mom if I could spend the night!  See more here, on Flickr.




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1129 E. Wickward Interior Photography

Monday, November 23, 2009

mobley_15, originally uploaded by Carrie Acosta.


Wow, am I behind! I shot this amazing space over a month and a half ago. It's publication is pending, so I don't want to go on too much about it, but it was a foreclosure property that has had quite the makeover. You can view select photos from this shoot in my Flickr set here.

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Happy Halloween, Everyone!

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Goodbye to One of Photography's Greats: Irving Penn

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Irving Penn, known for his style of stark simplicity that revolutionized fashion and portrait photography, died today at his home.  He was 92.  It was just a week or so ago that I saw my first Irving Penn prints in a private collection.  Paul Mobley had a great story about buying a Penn photo (the last one below) in lieu of a couch while being a broke CCS grad in NYC.  When he met Penn later and told him about it, he asked, "Where do you think that couch is now?"

RIP Irving Penn.




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