© (clockwise, from top left) Emily Shur, Liz Kuball, Aline Smithson, Timothy Briner, Mark Menjivar/Kate Bingaman-Burt
On the roller coaster fun ride that is freelance income, my rickety car has been rolling (slightly) downhill lately. So I was able to add to my collection of photographs with some recent, superb online purchases. From 20x200, I scooped up work by two California photographers I've admired for a while now: Emily Shur and Liz Kuball. From the new 52 Editions, a wonderful cafe image by Aline Smithson. Photographer Mark Menjivar teamed up with illustrator Kate Bingaman-Burt on a unique food journal, with all profits going to charity - which I purchased at Ampersand. Lastly, Timothy Briner had a fundraising pre-sale from his fabulous Boonville project, and I was able to score an 11x14 fiber print. I can't think of a better way to spend $212.00 - after all, the roller coaster will likely be heading up hill soon.