Adrian and I (Katie) met on a plane in 2004, when I was 20 and he was 26. I'm from the U.S., and he is from Australia, and we were too young and too far apart to see where 14 hours of in-flight talk might lead us. Time brought us back together in 2012, and we married for the first time in Vegas in 2014 and again a year later in Hawaii. We now live in my home state of Texas with our two dogs, Lola and Cleo, and travel every chance we get. I'm a writer and editor on submission with my debut novel, The Blue Hour (represented by Hillary Jacobson at ICM Partners). Adrian is a photographer and motorcycle enthusiast, spearheading most of our adventures.


The title of this blog refers to a letter by Elizabeth Bishop, in which she says that what we look for in art is the same thing that's required of its creation: a self-forgetful, perfectly useless concentration. Isn't that lovely? That's what photography gives Adrian and what writing gives me. I hope this blog combines the best of both of us, while also being honest about the challenges of this life we continue to choose together.