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ASTRA July 2008, recording session for their forthcoming album to be released by Rise Above Records.

My husband plays bass with ASTRA. They used to be Silver Sunshine but have gone through many major metamorphoses since then which include their sound and the addition and subtraction of musicians. I have acted manager, booking agent, tour management, merch girl, fan, and especially photographer over the years… about 7 years to be exact, or more. Now I am just acting Fan, major fan (and sometimes photographer). I used to book quiet a few bands and set up shows in the folk/psych scene for a while and have seen/heard lots of bands. I love music and am pretty picky about it. All I can say is that nobody is doing what ASTRA is doing. Nobody. And I CANNOT wait to hear this album. Stuart has promised not to play any of it for me until it’s totally done— at least before it goes off to get mastered. Nuff said. Back to the photos.

It was a very hot day in Crest! But it was worth it. I did some experimental photos with my Holga, which I love. Every time I use it, it reminds me to relinquish control because I cannot know what the outcome will look like. That’s the point of using a Holga. It has a mind and temperament of it’s own and the results always teach me to look at something differently; Therefore, always broadening my perspective. Funny how a cheap, small, plastic lens, knock-around camera can expose things you simply wouldn’t be able to see when using a quality camera/lens ensemble. The Holga builds character. The first few pics are Lomo (Holga).

  • January 14, 2009 - 11:28 pm

    ASTRA photo session (part 1) | Feather Love Weddings - […] band. You can read a little more about it on the blog I wrote with some photos of them recording here. Here are some of my faves from the other […]

  • April 25, 2012 - 7:27 pm

    italy, switzerland, germany, holland with astra- July 2010 | the feather love photography blog - […] I’ve been fortunate enough to get to travel with my husband’s band ASTRA to take their tour photos, party, and fulfill my wanderlust. You can see The trip to UK and Holland we did in April here, or the trip to Spain last year here. I also shot their promo photos for their last album The Weirding, some more here, and some good press here (there’s more press but I forgot to scan them in) and a session of them in the recording studio here. […]


Our photography was published in the Feb. 2008 issue of San Diego Bride & Groom Magazine! Spread out onto four pages, ten of our photographs are featured from Katie & Pat’s gorgeous wedding at the lovely Chanteclaire Country Manor.

  • June 9, 2008 - 12:41 am

    J - Congrats Noa! The shots look awesome!

Our trip to the Bahamas October 2007…

We took a 5-passenger puddle-jumper from Nassau to Staniel Cay (about a 35 minute flight).

When we got to Staniel Cay (population 80)- we stopped off at the grocery store to get food and supplies for our island. Everything was definitely on “island time” -we had to wait about a half an hour for the owner of the store to arrive. This spot also doubled as the dock where we would meet with Tucker who would pick us up in a water taxi and get us to our island. Everybody was extremely friendly on the Exuma islands.

The “Blue Store” On Staniel Cay.

We arrived at the Compass Cay (Population 1) Marina. A private island owned and run by Tucker Rolle. He lives on the island and rented out the lodge to us.
Here’s the Marina.

And this is Tucker Rolle: owner, occupant, manager.

Stuart took this shot of the marina.

A large, wooden, hand-made map of the island. I love it, it reminds me of Eric Chase Anderson’s artwork.


The lodge is a 3 bedroom house with gorgeous views all around. Just a few steps to the private beach.

Our beach. There are also 12 other private beaches on Compass Cay.

This is one of the island’s cats, his name is Compass. He enjoys long walks on the beach at sunset…

The walk back up to the lodge from the beach…

Sunset on Compass Cay.

The view of the marina from our lodge at sunset.

Our island has “pet sharks”. Instead of throwing food away, we bring it down to the dock once a day and “feed the fish”. They are friendly nurse sharks; you can swim with them and pet them too.

Just in case you’re wondering: sharks aren’t too fond of lemons.

A yacht docked at the marina.

A beautiful storm. It rendered us lodge-bound for about a day and a half, but it was gorgeous.

We did some island-hopping on our 13ft Boston Whaler speed boat. It’s provided to you when you stay in the lodge.

Dennis Cay: I stayed on this island for a month when I was 15 yrs old as part of a school trip with 10 other students. I wanted to revisit it. They took out the dock so the only way to get on the island was from the beach side. This was the house we stayed on– back then it had no plumbing, electricity etc etc….

It looked like it still didn’t have any electricity/plumbing. This was the deck I had slept on 15 years ago, wrapped in a mosquito net and begging for the breeze keep the “noseems”off. Noseems are tiny flea-size flies that bite & when they do, you itch so badly that you have to keep jumping into the ocean to relieve some of the itching. The deck. Memories.
I was uncertain about how sturdy the deck was now. The house looked completely abandoned. It was hard to imagine 10 people in this tiny shack for a month! It was a lot smaller than I remembered it, and a lot more broken down… Stuart fished every island we went to.

Dennis Cay still has one of the most beautiful beaches in the Exumas though!

When I showed this photo to my dad, he was convinced that it was some sort of land mine… He said he was glad I didn’t step on it! So am I.

Sampson Cay, a nearby island with a store & restaurant. We were the only people on the island besides the few that worked there… it’s a very pretty & well-manicured little town.

To find out more about Compass Cay, please contact Tucker:
Tell him Noa & Stuart (October 2007) sent you!! 🙂

  • May 8, 2013 - 6:07 pm

    Frank Tappin - It was neat seeing these pics, especially of Dennis Cay. My wife and I
    spent our honeymoon there in Aug of ’87. What a great little hideaway.
    Would love to go back with the kids, now.

  • April 24, 2015 - 3:18 pm

    Luke - Do you know who owns Dennis Cay?? Great pics.

Some pictures of our new home.

  • September 19, 2007 - 9:47 am

    Ellie - Love your new studio office. I loved my photos you did for Elad’s Brit Mila. Good luck in your new location and with your new gorgeous and improved website.

    – the Mare family

  • September 21, 2007 - 3:36 am

    Rephael - How cool is your place! you need to come and fix mine 😉

    I love your new website – it’s outstanding! I’ve got my browser open on your site permnanently for the cool music!

    Rafi and the twins~

  • September 21, 2007 - 3:55 am

    Amy - OMG!! This is absolutely gorgeous! How much work did that take? It’s a total dream house, I’d love to get a tour next time I’m in SD.


  • December 20, 2010 - 1:51 am

    Heidy - You’re home is awesome! and I love those white couches with the tufts. My dad has some like that in his house, and my sisters and I call them the “novela couches”!

  • December 20, 2010 - 10:51 am

    admin - Heidy- thanks! This is actually our old place that we lived in 3 years ago… we have a new house that we bought a couple years ago- pics coming soon!! xo 🙂

  • July 5, 2009 - 6:59 pm

    wrecklessgirl - i looooooooove oregon. i also love your images! they speak so softly of the treasures and experiences someone might have when they are visiting. i adore that bus filled with remedies. gorgeous work.