• the newsroom
    Small Business Life,  Video

    Video: Farewell to the newsroom

    Today I’m going to tell you a small story. It involves my photography career to this point. And spoiler alert, it ends with me leaving my job. I was only 22 years old when I walked into The Denver Post newsroom on my first day of work. I was there as the newest editorial assistant. What did I do in that capacity? Answered thousands of phone calls, directed emails, made a lot of coffee and fought many a battle against the aging copy machine. It triumphed in general, but I won the war. Sometimes I took dictation over the phone from reporters in the field. On election night in 2012, I helped produce a live…

  • Oregon coast
    Travel,  Video

    Video: MTNS and OCNS

    It has been a bit of a week. On top of it being a bit of a summer. On top of a year. I know we are all feeling this in some way in our own lives. So last week when I followed Dan out to Oregon, I told him I simply had to visit the Oregon coast or there would be certain mutiny on his hands. (He was out there covering the Olympic track and field trials for the Denver Post; I was there because, at that point, he had been gone for three of the past four weeks and I was tired of being in separate time zones.)…

  • Denver Four,  Travel,  Video

    Video: Disneyland

    We spend a lot of time together. Perhaps more than would be considered “normal” to many other sets of siblings out there. We text daily. We share laughs and tears, frustrations with and frequently because of each other, and have this sort of disconcerting knack to understand one another to the core. We are the Denver Four (a nickname spontaneously given to us by an extended family member several years ago; it stuck). Four siblings, one family, really big feet (oh wait…that’s just me). What we didn’t have until this past May was the experience of traveling to a destination outside our home state just us four. No parents. No significant others.…

  • San Francisco skyline
    Travel,  Video

    Video: San Francisco

    This video doesn’t do the grand city of San Francisco justice. But I like to document our adventures with words, photos and video, so on our April trip to California I did my darnedest to include all three. Perhaps one day I will stop trying to do all the things at once, but today is not that day. I hope you enjoy this little travel video. San Francisco, Calif. from anya semenoff on Vimeo. SIGNED, anya elise

  • Video

    Video: MPLS//MINN

    I didn’t know what to expect from our long weekend trip to Minneapolis, but for some reason I suspected that I would leave the city happy to have acquainted myself with the metropolis, but generally all right with just being pen pals. The sorts of pals that send each other greeting cards around the holidays and maybe check in on favored social media accounts around birthday times. Etc. Etc.