chantal stone photography: the blog

March 15, 2007


Filed under: Lists,Personal — chantal @ 10:56 am

I’m a nerd… most of you who read this probably have gathered that by now. And if you don’t think I’m a nerd, chances are, you’re one too.

So, I’m procrastinating about 25 different things I should be doing right now…important things too! I decided to compile a list of a few Top Ten’s. Keep in mind that my tastes, influences, and mind all change with the weather… this is where my head is right now. Here goes:

10 Photographers who’s work I can’t live without
1. David Hilliard
2. Gordon Parks
3. Sally Mann
4. Bruce Davidson
5. Jasmine Star
6. Robert Mapplethorpe
7. Henri Cartier-Bresson
8. Christian Patterson
9. Imogene Cunningham
10. George Lange
*i’ll add links a little later today

10 Favorite Photography Blogs (words & pictures)
1. The Online Photographer
2. The Landscapist
3. Paul Lester
4. Paul Butzi
5. Drinking With a Dead Man
6. Speak, See, Remember
7. Strobist
8. Behind the Lens
9. Chase Jarvis
10. Jasmine Star

10 Favorite Picture blogs
1. Decoys Like Curves
2. Wink
3. Mute
4. Outafocus
5. Istoica
6. 24×36
7. Pushing Primitives
8. Your Waitress
9. Mexican Pictures

* to the 25 or so people who read this blog: if I left you out of the above lists, don’t worry, I still love you, there are just too many talented photographers with awesome websites and photoblogs to list here. you rock!

Favorite Books
1. Chasing Matisse
2. The Great Western Divide
3. On Being a Photographer
4. One Hundred Years of Solitude
5. Possessing the Secret of Joy
6. Paradise
7. The Class
8. Pride and Prejudice
9. Art & Fear
10. Their Eyes Were Watching God
*all read more than once, many read 2x or more

Singers/Musicians Who Feed My Soul
1. Damien Rice
2. Howie Day
3. Alanis
4. Madonna
5. Jill Scott
6. Nina Simone
7. Anna Nalick
8. Ryan Adams
9. Jack Johnson
10. David Gray

Favorite Movies
1. The Color Purple
2. Forrest Gump
3. Serendipity
4. anything by Woody Allen
5. The Black Stallion
6. Pride and Prejudice
7. Little Women
8. Age of Innocence
9. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
10. Brokeback Mountain
*most of these I can just watch without the sound on…they are just visually stunning

Places I need to Visit Before I die
1. New Zealand
2. Paris
3. Avignon
4. Athens
5. Vancouver
6. Tokyo
7. Brazil
8. Prague
9. San Francisco

Things I should be doing right now instead of compiling these stupid lists:
1. edit/organize photos
2. figure out what the heck I’m doing with this new software I can’t seem to concentrate on long enough to learn
3. I still need to contact the sponsors/potential sponsors for the NAP Meet-up
4. clean my house
5. go down to Columbus Camera Group to look over the props and backdrops I plan to rent for an upcoming photo-shoot
6. work on my promo cards
7. get dressed (it’s still before noon…still early)
8. do a load (or 4) of laundry
9. balance my checkbook
10. read the book I bought last night about Photoshop Elements 5.0
11. finish processing and make a final decision on the images I am using for an exhibit AT THE END OF THE MONTH
12. have the above images printed (thank God I already have the frames picked out and ready to go~~I work backwards, apparently)
*I could list more things here, but then that would just overwhelm me even more and I’ll end up just wasting even more time.



  1. Cool! Thanks for putting my on the list! It was great talking to you yesterday. You’re the FIRST blogger that I’ve ever spoken to! 🙂

    Comment by paul — March 15, 2007 @ 2:33 pm | Reply

  2. aww shucks. you are too kind chantal! thanks.

    i really admire how much you are able to write as well as keep up with your photography. i tried to do a text blog awhile back, and it lasted about 5 minutes!! 😉

    i’ll see you in chicago. am i there yet??

    Comment by your_waitress — March 17, 2007 @ 4:31 am | Reply

  3. Thanks Paul and Valerie….

    And Valerie….if you only knew how badly I manage my time! 😉

    See you both in Chicago!!

    Comment by Chantal — March 17, 2007 @ 10:41 am | Reply

  4. Reading your lists made me think we were separated at birth…I can’t wait for our paths to cross in the near future! 🙂

    Comment by Jasmine* — May 11, 2007 @ 2:53 pm | Reply

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