About


Writer.  Photographer.  Blogger.  Mom.
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Fewer selfies.  More street.

I think everyone should point their cameras less at themselves and more at the world around them.  Join me!

I'm a writer and a photographer and I'll admit: I like old-school blogging.

I've been blogging for almost twelve years.  You can see a list of where I regularly blog/blogged here, or just click on the tab at the top of the page.  

This is my blog to share my photography -- mainly street and nature photography, though I occasionally get inspired to try other things.  While I'm a long-winded writer, this is not a place where I use many words. 

Personal blogs have gathered some dust since the rise of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and are probably wheezing their last dying gasps thanks to Medium.  That doesn't seem to stop me ... although I'm beginning to feel like one of the last buggy-makers in the early days of automobiles.

 I miss the fledgling, ragtag days of the blogosphere before social media corralled everyone into corporate places.  Social media's hive structure reminds me of cubicles in an office building.   Blogs, however, are more like private boutiques, used bookstores, cluttered studies and garage workshops.  Blogs are the kooky thrift shops down the alley from Facebook's big box store.  When you leave a social media site and visit a blog, you're supporting a creator outside the internet's version of Walmart.  Visiting a personal blog is kinda like shopping locally!   

Thank you for visiting mine!

(Yes, I know I could be on Instagram.  I used to be.  I like it better right here.)

I shoot with a Nikon, Lumix and various iPhones.  I occasionally play around with a 1970s Yashica TLR as well as one of the last consumer Canon 35mm film cameras and a vintage Polaroid Land Camera.  (I don't like the new Polaroid film, but at least they're making it again!) I shoot video with a Panasonic HD camera and RODE mic -- or my iPhone. 

Visit my shop for art prints and other photo stuff that you can actually hold in your hands.

Check out my two newest blogs:

Life Analog
lifeanalog.com
A Simple Blog for Living IRL
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and

Books With Laurie
bookswithlaurie.com
An Old-School Blog for Book Lovers
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Email me here.

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(I'd love to visit your blog, so reach out to me!)

If you want to know more about me, check this out.

Click here to see new projects coming online soon.

I pick a favorite photography film to watch every month and post it here to watch for free.  Join me and my little group of photog film lovers.  (Email me if you want a reminder when I embed a new film.)

If you must find me on social media, I've cut way back on how much I'm there (see lifeanalog.com) but I'm an artsy and pro-peace lefty on Twitter , an unabashed bookworm on GoodReads, a photog YouTuber,  and a digital scrapbooker on Pinterest.  I used to post on IG but gave it up.  I don't do Facebook.

Here's a sampling of my photos: 

glancingabout.com  
los angeles street photos (and a few words) by Laurie Allee

Thanks for stopping by!

You can access this blog at glancingabout.com or at its original golden age of blogging address: glancingabout.blogspot.com