Thursday, September 24, 2009
Some of my favorite photos from photoshoots can be the just fooling around shots. The unposed more truthful photos.
Like this one from a shoot I did a few weeks ago. We were looking for the perfect place to take photographs of her daughter and as we are walking through the peach trees they looked great. I ran ahead and snapped this shot. I love it. All of the green.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I saw this camera candle holder on a blog or in a magazine and thought it was a good idea. I found this stylish plastic camera at the thrift store for 50 cents the other day and knew it was a perfect candidate for drilling a large hole to hold a candle. After drilling, a little metallic spray paint gives it an ironic hi-tech feel. Sweet.
Friday, July 24, 2009
I fell behind again in my posts. I have been doing a lot of photography lately, so I have no excuse for not posting. I am sharing here some of my favorite shots of senior portraits I did of Justin's sister. She is such a pretty girl. We had a lot of fun doing these. I really like the way they turned out.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Rachel and I had a busy but fulfilling four day weekend. Friday night we decided to stay in and work on a craft project we have been wanting to do, silhouettes of ourselves. We took side profile photos and then used those to do computer illustrated silhouettes, which we think turned out well. We have also been wanting a plastic owl decoy that we saw at the hardware store awhile back, so we decided to pick him up to decorate the house. We decided to paint the owl, though, to give it some more style and decided on this pale yellow w/ a slight green tint. To unify things, we also painted one of Rachel's old deer statues the same color.
In addition, we entertained at our house on Saturday and Sunday night, which was an excuse to make some good food, including chili and hummus on Saturday and a fantastic apple and gorgonzola risotto on Sunday night when an old friend came over for dinner.
Best of all, I got to spend the entire weekend with Rachel!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
On Wednesday, April 1st, our cats Marvin and Tuesday turned ten years old! We decided that they needed a nice window perch so they could watch the birds and soak up some rays, but the ones you can buy at the pet store are kinda lame. Therefore, we made them this beauty that Marvin is enjoying in the photo, Happy Birthday guys!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Rachel and I watched "Let the Right One In" last night, a Swedish movie about a nerdy 12 year old boy that falls in love with a 12 year old girl vampire. While it sounds like a pre-teen version of Twilight, I'm willing to bet there were more decapitations in this one (although I haven't seen Twilight). Basically, the movie relies on cinematography and mood instead of special effects to make for a creepy movie, which is refreshing in today's lackluster horror genre. The majority of the violence also takes place slightly off-screen, letting the viewer's imagination fill in the blanks, which, in my case, probably made the whole thing that much scarier. I recommend it.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
We saw the Shepard Fairey exhibit at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston yesterday. Shepard Fairey is the artist who has plastered our cities with the Andre the Giant posters and stickers. This is the first museum survey of his work. This is the kind of exhibit all contemporary art museums should be having. It is relevant and current. It is also timely in that as a nation we have just witnessed the a huge reminder of how powerful grassroots efforts can be. Shepard Fairey uses a grassroots approach to getting his work out there but Obama just used very similar tactics it to get elected president. Fairey also appropriated a photograph of Obama for an art piece. It is the presidents head in red, white and blue with the word "hope" underneath it. Justin overheard a man ranting about this image at the exhibition. He felt that Fairey was using his influence to trick young voters into voting for Obama. This man obviously missed the entire point behind Fairey's work and has no faith in young voters.
As an artist I was struck by the constancy of the work. Fairey has produced a large and coherent body of work. By using similar colors, patterns as well as visual and conceptual ideas his work flows in a really nice way. When Justin and I were first discussing this, I felt that this was a good thing to strive for but then quickly changed my mind and realized that I enjoy changing and leaping from one idea to another. I will never be that constant.
This is definitely an exhibit to see.
Friday, March 6, 2009
We wanted to create a blog where we could write and share about all of the things that we are interested in. Some of those things are photography, design, art, food, and music. We are hoping that this blog will help to keep our friends connected to our current projects and ideas.