Margo + Stephen
My last post was about styling tea and what is in tea, how could I resist tea cups.
What is so effective about this photo is how it shows a charming pattern then gives it a modern twist. Not something that happens often in the world of traditional tea cups. The dress...more
You have to love those close up shots. How much can you say with only 6 inches of fabric? This photo explains so much about this product, even if you haven’t heard of Barbour, you can glean a lot about who they are from this image.
• Water conveys its outdoor wear and...more
The beautiful graphic quality of the Tazo tea label photos are inspiring. I’m sure you have noticed that clean graphic elements are the hot new trend. Check out how Tazo did it with natural elements.
The baked Cinnamon apple is my favorite. The sticks turned on its end...more
In 2018, I began my journey traveling from the Chaoyang District to Badaling, northwest of Beijing in Yanqing County and in 2019 from the 798 Art District to Mutianyu.
My first sight of the great wall was the serpentine outlined mountain ridges, 1000 - 2000 m (3,200 - 6,600 ft). As I...more
We arrived at the summit to find bright sun, brisk air and solitude. My wife and I slowly (less oxygen) and carefully observed years of greenery that grows inches in the adverse weather conditions. The air is windy and always invigorating. As you can see, the summer season has ice at the...more
What is it about this photo that is so so good? True you can’t see the whole product, but you want to, don’t you?
The hand lets the customer understand the size and thickness of the knit. This close crop really lets us focus on the texture Just looking at the gray sweater we can see that...more
An object, person, environment, etc that is most dominant in my field of vision has a tendency to either direct, disorient or diffuse what I can and want to see and influence my choices. Can I honestly make decisions and communicate to myself and others if I cannot clearly perceive and express...more
Every morning, I would search for a nutritious breakfast in the Chaoyang District and the local cooks would stand on the corner, hand roll and steam their dumplings in five minutes. When it was time to order food, I pointed to the last customer’s bag of dumplings, give them...more
Zhujiajiao – An ancient water town situated north of center city Shanghai between lakes and mountains, known as Shanghai’s Venice. I slowly walked under the shade of the trees to hide from the harsh summer. The stone arch of the Huimin bridge from the Ming and Qing Dynasty,...more
On the East coast of the U.S., I am surrounded by deciduous trees, ocean and rock formations at waters edge. I am fascinated by the quality and textures created by the light and find natures elements inspiring and meditative. When the calligraphic branches move in the wind,...more
According to the book “Wired to Create” there are 3 main “super factors” that are correlated with creativity: plasticity (openness to new experiences and drive for exploration), divergence (non-conformist mind-set and independent thinking, and convergence (conscientious, sensitive and...more