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View my most recent work on my blog below, or browse my portfolio by clicking the link above. Info about me, faq's, and pricing can be found in information - Noa Azoulay

MY BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IS FOR SALE!

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DESCRIPTION: Sitting on a third of an acre, up on a hill in the lovely little neighborhood of Casa De Oro in Spring Valley (San Diego) CA. Just 10 minutes from downtown, 15 minutes from Coronado beach, close to all freeways, is a unique and beautiful 2-bedroom 1-bathroom house with a 2-car garage and a gorgeous, remodeled little studio in the back! There’s a stunning pool, a great big space for entertaining and summer BBQ’s with an incredible view! There are several outdoor areas to hang out and have quiet private time, tons of birds chirping their little asses off, lots of trees, and an awesome, creative vibe. It’s quiet and away from the city, feels like being out in the country (the neighbor has chickens), but it’s close enough to anything you need. There’s the original 1951 brick fireplace, lots of built-ins, original wood floors, french doors, lovely neighbors, and so many more wonderful aspects to this property! You have to see it for yourself.

Get your agent on it! CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL MLS LISTING!

SEE PHOTOS below of the house, studio, pool etc from several features in magazines or from some well-known photo shoots I have done on this glorious property.

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Rare Opportunity – 31% Off For One Rad Couple!

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Based on the significant number of wedding inquiries I receive from couples who would like to hire me but don’t have enough bread, I have decided to offer a special rate to:

ONE GROOVY COUPLE PER MONTH
31% off my standard wedding coverage pricing!

Email me with:
• short description of your wedding
• wedding date
• venue/city

Couples will be selected based on my availability and your wedding description.

GET ON IT! Email me NOW!  /   info@featherlove.com

* travel fees/expenses additional for out-of-town weddings.

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Heather & Nate’s wedding at Ace Hotel, Palm Springs.

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For TONS more photos and info from this gorgeous wedding, check out the GREEN WEDDING SHOES feature HERE!!

venue + catering: Ace Hotel Palm Springs, California // day of coordinator: Celebrations of Joy (Cathy O’ Connell) // floral design: centerpieces by Bride, bridesmaid bouquets by Cactus Mart in Morango // wedding dress: Valentino // bride’s hat: Custom made by Gunner Fox inspired by the Balenciaga hats // hair + makeup: Nathan Rickel form Salon 119 // groom suit: Gieves & Hawke’s made to measure suit // paper goods: Nate designed the invites, Heather silkscreened them // cake: Juliette’s Bakery

SEE TONS MORE PHOTOS AND INFO ON GREEN WEDDING SHOES

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My art Show featuring B&W images of ASTRA from 3 European tours

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Last Tuesday, I was in a group art show with some incredible local San Diego artists! It was set up by Magic Brotherhood at the Tin Can. I selected 8 images from several different European tours I went on with ASTRA, black and white only. It will be up for the next 3 weeks if you you’re in the area and want to check it out.

To see all the promotional, editorial, live and tour photos I have done with ASTRA over the years, go HERE.

Here are the art show selections:

ON THE ROAD, SOMEWHERE IN EUROPE.

PISTOIA MUSIC FESTIVAL, ITALY.

PISTOIA MUSIC FESTIVAL, ITALY.

ON THE ROAD, HEATWAVE. SOMEWHERE IN EUROPE.

FLORENCE, ITALY.

CROBAR. LONDON.

FLORENCE, ITALY.

TIT-SIGNING. GERMANY.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the show! It was super fun. Big extra special thanks to Danica of Magic Brotherhood for setting it up. Angry Dragon for the heavy rad live music, and my buddy Brian E for DJ-ing.

Below: Me and my work. Me and my pals at the tranny bar after the show. And bottom right, all the artists that showed their work that night.

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“Where The Hell Has Noa Been?” Plus images from my solo art show.

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Last time I blogged was back in September last year. I have received so many messages asking why I haven’t blogged or posted new work recently. Well here’s the answer. Life’s been weird- as it has been I’m sure for all of us.

Since my cat Russia died 1.5 years ago (he was with me for 17 years), things started to get a little heavy for me. Then my husband and I who had been together for 14 years, split up in September and are divorcing… It’s all good though! We are still best friends and will always be family. He’s wonderful and we care for each other very much, just moving in our own directions… Then more and more heavy stuff sort of just kept happening and the whole time I wasn’t feeling like blogging. I guess I needed time to be sort of introverted to a certain extent, like we all do at times. Reaching back into your life and preparing to come back out – experiencing the light, the dark, and everything in between. So, that’s a little bit about where I have been – I am back to sharing my work now and have a ton of upcoming posts from all sorts of shoots and incredible weddings to share, I can’t wait!

I have also used all of these experiences to take me to the next level of my work as an artist as well as in my workshop content – and THAT is what I am seriously excited for…

During the past year or so, my film camera that I have had since I was 11 (my first camera) had a roll in it that I shot on randomly.  I sort of let IT tell ME when to shoot. And I didn’t question it or ignore it. This was all portraiture. Something intuitively documenting a very strange time in my life full of massive changes– I also took some other photos during this time on other cameras (including digital) and when I was asked to do a solo art show at Tin Can via Magick Brotherhood (I was interviewed HERE)- I decided I would make it personal, very personal, and extremely intimate. I could have chosen to show some of the more “well-known” images I have or ones that I knew people would like, but instead I decided to make the show about me and my experiences, for me, and for nobody else- this was cathartic and certainly the most personal joy I had experienced in a very long time…

Intimacy was a huge theme in the show. Showing my first nude photo of myself publicly almost felt like it wasn’t half as intimate as the rest of the images are for me.  I felt like everything was exposed, so I might as well be too. Fuck it. The art show documented everything from when Russia died to a few months ago- And for me tells a very personal story of my experiences during that time, mostly through people as mirrors. This is why the selections I made were strictly portraiture of the people who came in and out of my life during this time, the muses, the friends, the lovers, the inspirations & the conversations that all had a profound effect on me… I dedicated the entire show to my feline love Russia. Which is why the show starts and ends with him. I also had my friend artist Frank Melendez draw a third eye on me that night- in honor of Russia and I and our “third-eye kiss” we used to do.

The idea for me was to document a very difficult, crazy, weird and beautiful time in my life, but to do so as if it was already nostalgic- hence so much high grain, blurriness, out-of-focus shots etc.

The catharsis of putting these experiences in to my WORK as an artist, in real-time, was something I cannot put into words.

Below is the art show as it was up at the Tin Can, in the same order, with the image titles listed under each photo.

DEDICATED TO RUSSIA, THE LOVE OF MY LIFE. 1993- DEC 2ND 2011 (Self Portrait)
At home. San Diego.

THE MOON WILL STRETCH OUT IT’S BEAMS AND KISS YOUR FACE – Stuart Sclater (35mm film)
At home, San Diego.

SOMEWHERE, A TURKEY IS RISING FROM THE ASHES – Sarah Carter (Polaroid)
In my studio, San Diego. For my workshop.

I MET WITH THE DEVIL AND HE ROLLED HIS EYES AT ME – Self Portrait (35mm film)
At home, San Diego.

MUSIC FOR NAKED PEOPLE – Paul and Liliana Marrone (35mm film)
Los Angeles, at HM157.

SOMEONE SHOULD PAY THE WEATHER OFF – Paul Marrone (35mm film)
At Hobbit Castle, San Diego.

AND HER WAILING ALERTED THE ENTIRE COUNCIL OF ELDERS – Liliana Marrone
At Hobbit Castle, San Diego.

SOUNDTRACK FOR THE DUCKS IN THE POOL AND THE COYOTES IN THE CANYON – AJ Croce (35mm film)
At his home, San Diego.

DO YOU REALIZE, YOU HAVE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FACE – Brian Dillon (35mm film)
At home, San Diego.

THE PRETTY SOUND OF BIRDS SKINNY-DIPPING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN – Brian Dillon (35mm film)
Brooklyn, NY.

SHE HAD ME AT CRASH WORSHIP, WITH NOTHING ON BUT A GIANT HEADDRESS – Lady Jane  (35mm film)
Brooklyn, NY.

HER SPIRIT SHINES IN THE KEY OF GOLD MINOR – Rhianna Wassell (35mm film)
At home, San Diego.

WE MET AT CHURCH: WE WERE BOTH BURNING THE SAME CHURCH AT THE SAME TIME – Patrick Shea (35mm film)
At home, San Diego.

MASTERMINDS, MUSES AND FIRE-SNAKES – Jason St. John (35mm film)
San Diego.

I BEEN TO HEAVEN, I BEEN TO HELL. NONE OF THEM PLACES GOT NOTHING TO SELL – Self Portrait.
At home, San Diego.

STARE INTO THE FACE OF GOD – King Russia (35mm film)
At home, San Diego.

And here’s a little bit of how the night went (top two photos by Danica Molenaar of Magic Brotherhood)… A huge thank you to you Danica! And to SACRI MONTI for the beautiful heavy jams, Paul Marrone for DJ-ing, the Tin Can for showcasing so much art and being so rad, and to all the beautiful people and friends who came and supported and hung out with me! LOVE.

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Natalie & Brynn in Maryland (digital, Polaroid, 35mm, Holga)

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This beautiful wedding is featured on Rock ‘n Roll Bride! For more images and details, click below.

Thank you Natalie & Brynn for everything! And especially for the very kind words on Rock ‘n Roll Bride: “Besides the music, the most important thing to us was the photography. I’ve endlessly and outwardly spoken this, but Noa of Feather Love Photography is the bee’s knees. After our rehearsal dinner, the night before the wedding, we ran into each other in the hotel courtyard and she ended up hanging out with our bridal party and us for the night… while everyone was passing around my brother’s apple pie moonshine. She is so down to earth and such a beautiful person, which her photographs entirely reflect.”

Video: A Bryan Photo / Coordinator: Crystal Q Events / Venue: Ostertag Vistas / Bride’s Dresses: Custom made & Free People / Groom Outfit: ASOS & The Tie Bar /Rentals (Tables/Chairs/Plates): Maggpie Vintage Rentals / Flowers: Jonalee Earles / Hair: Kristin Hoover / Makeup: Tres Belle Beauty / DJ: Jeremy Unleashed from Sol Cat

This wedding is shot on digital, Polaroid, 35mm & Holga







































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Paul & Liliana (35mm film)

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I took this shot of our beautiful friends Paul & Liliana Marrone in LA a few weeks ago at a show that my husband’s band ASTRA played at, as well as Paul’s bands Joy & Psicomagia at HM157.

I just got this roll of film back…. (35mm straight outta the camera)

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Maryland Wedding – teaser

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We shot a wedding in Maryland a couple weeks ago- I cannot WAIT to share this one! Trust me, it was gorgeous.
Soon… very soon….

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