Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Today Was a Fairytale

Today I visited an old friend who is now a photographer. We decided to do an "artistic collaboration" where he'd photograph me in ways inspired by my own art. He described my art as "very edgy with a bit of melancholy, macabre, and fantasy." I'm sure it's obvious that we were going for a modern Red Riding Hood theme. This was also his first time doing this type of studio photography. Sadly enough, I was extremely self-conscious and camera-shy. I also had a bad case of the giggles. In the end, I absolutely LOVED the photographs! The last pic here is my favorite and it came from a happy accident. It was a very fun and interesting experience being a model/subject. I hope to do it again someday =)
Check out his facebook page to see the rest of the shoot GP Element

Sunday, July 4, 2010

You've Gotta Make You're Own Kind of Music...Sing You're Own Special Song

So I've always been a little bit jealous of how amazingly talented my boyfriend is at graphic design. I really love design. I do a lot of research and read all the books and magazines, but I've never had the guts to try it out myself, so when my friend asked me to make an ending illustration for his movie, I jumped at the chance! I know, I should really be concentrating on packing, but this was a great opportunity to prove to myself that I have the ability to do a little graphic design work.

I now know why fine art is for me. As fun and interesting as this was, I wasn't as passionate about it as I am with my "own" work. It's something about making another person's ideas and visions come to life that made me less enthusiastic. This was a really nice experience though, and another line to add to my resume. Here ya have it:

The first image is the original image, which then transitions into my piece. My piece will be the final scene in the documentary. The director wanted a comic book superhero-esque feel to it.