I was so happy to get a full-length shot of me and my outfit - I've been waiting to wear this for two months now, and it's been a little too cold for a skirt! All I can say is, well worth the wait ;) I also had some fun with that last image; I added a canvas in Photoshop, because the wall felt a little bare! Check out the original image, and additional edit with my name, below!
Last month I created a magazine to showcase and highlight my varied artworks through September 2015, such as digital art, photography, and work with design programs including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop! Not only is the magazine filled with my art and design work, but I also created written content, too. Learn about how I started creating websites at age 10, my passion for writing, and current collaborative works!
You can purchase my magazine, available through Blurb.com. You can see more on my website including the 'Print Materials' page with client work samples.
I had a few internal laughs when I created such headlines as 'The Legend is Born' - it's definitely attention-grabbing, right? Like, 'who is this legend?' Mysterious...yeah.
In creating this magazine to showcase my design skills, it seems I've also created a sample of my recent work! I created all images in this magazine, which you can also find through various projects on my website and social media.
I even created these awesome mock-up displays to show you what the magazine looks like in print. Indonesia-based designer Ahmad Muradi created these brochure and magazine Photoshop mock-up templates for this beautiful presentation, available on Creative Market. Additionally, my magazine is based on the Urbanist Magazine template created by Hungarian designer Máté Tóth, also available on Creative Market.
Over the summer I responded to an art call from Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance (BLAA), and was accepted into the show! 'Makeover!' honors the new direction of the BLAA Alliance, and will be held in Boston's gallery SubSamsøn, part of Samsøn Projects.
"The idea of the makeover often carries negative implications - unrealistic beauty standards and normative gender expression. Yet in the context of the LGBTQIA community, it might signal the ability to self-identify, to become the person you want to be. For BLAA's first exhibition of 2015, we are looking for work that explores the themes of metamorphosis and identity."
- Call for Art, Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance
In both paintings and photography, you can easily manipulate any aspect of the image to create something new and different, often 'fixing' things to make them more appealing to a viewer. In my photographs, I obscure my body, overlapping and morphing one body with the next, to change my shape, the image, and convey a sense of transformation. However, I did not touch-up my own body parts.
Working on so many photos of my own body, I’m put under the microscope. I now find I'm more accepting of myself, seeing the beauty captured through someone else's lens. I know that many photographers and artists have ventured into similar projects, photographing people’s bodies and parts to show the beauty within each of us, and I can say from a first-hand experience – no one needs to be retouched.
Join us for the show October 7th - 24th, 2015, with a reception on October 9th from 6-8pm! See the official press release, here. Add the event to your iCal and gCal, and join us on the Facebook event page and let us know you're coming!
A few weeks ago I shot with photographer who goes by the name Mr. Rizzmeister. He had some cool ideas, though we shot against an overcast sunset, no professional hair and make-up work, and he decided not to edit the photos before posting some of them. It was pretty disappointing on a number of levels. This was also the shoot that made me decide that I won't do any TF work unless H/MUA is present, as I'm not the best with hair and make-up for professional photography.
So, I took the best few photos and worked some editing magic, myself. Check out these photos shot by Mr. Rizzmeister, the full edits by me!
The colors go from dreamy and romantic to cold and dark - a bit on the 'phlegm' side (and, contrasting, the 'bile' side), if we're talking in terms of the four humors.
A nice concept with some great results via color grading - would be a good one to try with a different execution. This guy was a pretty unprofessional, but at least we got a few good photos out of it after my edits.