Halloween Shots – Glass Olive as Stag Beetle

Continuing the Halloween themed posts… from 2011, work with model Glass Olive, bodypainter/ artist Jamie Graden, and hair stylist Victoria Buge in LA.  My collaborators were so creative and on point, so much of what’s in the frame were their ideas, for instance, the model wanted to be a Stag Beetle…DSC_1710-Edit-2_HDR

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New Xerox Transfers

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These xerox transfers were created with one of my favorite models in Portland.  I had been using acetone for my transfers but since I’ve been teaching the workshops at a local art store, it’s worked out to use the Chartpak blending markers instead of acetone- safer and you can get these sketchy “charcoal”-like results.

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Originally shot with my Fujifilm X-E1 and a single umbrella flash.  For more photoworks goodness peruse my Etsy shop, follow on tumblr and twitter and instagram, and rummage around on my full site.

Photolucida 2015 Fund Drive!

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The SXSW of art photography, Photolucida, is having portfolio reviews in Portland April 2015, and I was lucky enough to make it through the lottery process they have for registration.  The next hurdle is registration costs- roughly $1000 due Oct. 7, 2014, one week.  Photolucida is a big enough deal that I am ready to sell my car to pay the registration, but since I do have an Etsy shop full of art, anyone who buys from me this week Sept 29-Oct. 5th will get something extra in their order, to be determined depending on what anyone orders!

New Photoworks On Etsy

Spring cleaning has led to ton of art going up on Etsy, some very new and some very old.

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Glass Zombie (New Media/ Mixed Media)

one of the new mixed media pieces, this one featuring model Glass Olive.  Photography, acrylic paint, whiteout, india ink, wax, clayboard.
one of the new mixed media pieces, this one featuring model Glass Olive. Photography, acrylic paint, whiteout, india ink, wax, clayboard.

April has been a time of pushing boundaries, taking my existing model photos as far away from regular photography as I can.  Xerox Transfer is part of that, in other cases I used whiteout and India ink on skin.  Not a big fan of the wax so I’ll probably switch to encaustic which ain’t cheap but looks better in person.

Magdalena + The Tangerine Tree

Magdalena + The Tangerine Tree

All my new tech gets broken in with Maggie, and we took some new battery-powered monolights to our backyard to get this shot. Maggie now gets $1 when she models for me, which means she asks to go take pictures even more frequently than before.

Rasterbated Mosh

Rasterbated Mosh

In the mid 2000s a program came out called the Rasterbator. It converted images to large dots that could be spread across dozens of pieces of paper, basically elaborate halftoning. I remember JPG Magazine in its physical existence running a contest to “show us your rasterbated photos!” Anywho, around a year ago I created a few rasterbated prints with the intention of making street art out of them, but I never got further than this nude of model Mosh which was originally shot August 2012.