Andrea Jenkins is a photographer, writer, and occasional modern dance teacher, living in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children. She’s fairly certain her kids hung the moon but is not the kind of mother that likes to brag. You can find more of her work over at hula seventy.
on the nightstand:
- the quiet life camera club vol. 2
- when you are engulfed in flames by david sedaris
- I wanna take me a picture by wendy ewald and alexandra lightfoot
- the latest issue of uppercase magazine
- an old postcard from new orleans
- a handful of seashells
- blackberries in my backyard
- zinnias gone wild in my garden
- pipe cleaner rings made by my daughter
- shooting with the polaroid automatic 100
- evening bike rides around the hood
- old issues of dance ink
what inspires you about autumn?
the way trees scream out color and light, the crisp quality of the air, trips to apple orchards and pumpkin farms, the planning of kooky halloween costumes, the inaugural baking of the first loaf of banana bread, cozy new striped socks in brilliant colors, the glow of jack-o-lanterns.
what are three constants in your day?
- laughing with my kids
- burt’s bees lip shimmer in nutmeg
- late night television with my husband
what’s your idea of the perfect autumn evening?
family bike ride before sundown, butternut squash soup and fresh bread for dinner, nina simone on the record player, time in the hammock out back with a good book, a warm quilt and a mug of hot mulled apple cider.