Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Wonders of Play

I had an amazing time this weekend photographing the girls I watch in the summer. They are just awesome kids and we are all really comfortable with each other so the girls pretty much ignored the camera. I have a lot of really cute picture of the girls that I love, but then I also got some really awesome pictures of the girls really being kids and all the craziness that comes along with childhood. I don't think they are anywhere near as dark as Sarah Small's work and they are much less posed than JeongMee Yoon's project but I do feel like they capture the wild world that kids live in.

A special thanks is in order for Autumn, Olivia, and Kayla for being really great models. And to Audra and Shawn for letting me photograph the girls.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Narcissis and Echo

Alright folks, today I decided to embrace my narcissism.
The idea of this project sparked my interest a bit in the story of Narcissis (here is a long summary)(here is a short summary). I also liked the part of Echo in the story, which I had never really heard before. I found a painting that I like by John W. Waterhouse and the image I created is a bit of a play on that.

Waterhouse's Echo and Narcissis

My interpretation

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

My narcissistic side project

Here is one more.....this is mostly just me playing with the technique.

This could potentially turn into a side project just because it is so much fun.

I would love input on which of the above two images you like better

Stephen recommended Robert ParkHarrison ( and I must say it is interesting work. It is amazing that he does this with film. I am not sure I would want my photos to be as psychologically dark as his but it has given me a few ideas.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Everybody's doing it

Inspired by Cade Overton (a link to his blog is on the left) and Kelli Connell (check her out, she is cool)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Cade continued

More of the Cade photos.... again these are worth seeing larger

Cade and I have a theory that either I am going to get famous for these and he will always be known as "that guy that Annie photographed in the wedding dress" and not be able to live it down, or he will get famous and then these will surface years later and I will just be known as "that girl who photographed Cade in a wedding dress".... either way it was an amusing shoot and I think these photos have potential. I still have more ideas for things to do with them so we will see where it goes...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Cade Experiment

Just to wet your palettes.....

(this one is really worth seeing large- click to enlarge!)

Katie in the wedding dress

Katie was an amazingly good sport and let me take pictures of her in the wedding dress this Sunday(which happened to be the coldest night ever!!). We started by going to the top of the parking garage and trying to do some outdoor night shots but it was freezing, Katie was getting hypothermia and my flash refused to fire. So we moved inside. We went to Spiritual Haze which is the local hookah bar that Katie works at. Vicky, the owner (who is awesome), let us set up a hookah and just shoot away. All in all it was a blast. I really like some of the pictures that came out of it too. I honestly can not wait for warmer weather so i don't have to torture my models and make then work outside in the freezing cold. However, the rain is pouring down on top of last nights snow fall and it doesn't look like it is getting warmer any time soon. Photo is going really well but I am still looking for people who are willing to volunteer their dresses. Keep checking in however, because my goal is to do at least one new shoot a week. Cade is itching to get into the dress so that will be coming soon

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Photo Class 2-5-2008

I spent a decent portion of Tuesday's photo class taking pictures of people. It was fun to play with my 50 mm lense because it goes down to 1.8 and I was able to shoot in relatively low light without a flash.