(thanks to friend Kellie Smith for the two shots above & joining us for drinks prior to the ball)
...as well as millinery and photography which has been keeping me quite busy.
Here's an impromptu hat I created at the last minute for the 'In The Nursery' show at Corey Helford in January.
I made this little fascinator using a vintage turn of the century button I found at the flea market.
I'm thinking of selling some of my hatties on etsy. I'll post more of my hats a bit later, now onto my photography adventures.
I think it's important to document life, love -- even loss. Or use it as escapism. My dreamscapes would definitely have a nostalgic nudge & would most likely be composed of romanticism & fantasy & may have hints of darkness. I've always loved photography ever since my dad first handed me his Polaroid camera when I was little. He used his Polaroid the majority of the time to document his treework: before & after photos & such. I thought it was magical.
Last semester through Art Center I took Dana Hursey's digital photography class as well as a lighting class taught by Rick Ueda. It was so inspiring & kicked my butt in a good way. I'm an even bigger shutterbug now, more than ever before. I still have so much to learn & am excited to continue on this journey. I miss those hours spent in the darkroom in high school. I'd love to explore alternative developing processes such as wet plate collodion, platinum/palladium and gum bichromate but until then, Lightroom is my digital darkroom.
Since blogger is not always the easiest, especially for posting photos, I'm creating a website to showcase my photo works. I'll post it as soon as it's up.
In the meantime, I'll share a photo I took of Mindy for a lighting assignment which was to emulate one of your favorite photographs. I've always loved the famous portrait of Louise Brooks by Eugene Robert Richee, 1928
Here's my version~
Also, Mindy asked that I photograph some of her artwork, which I gladly accepted. Here is the custom Vinylmation she did for Disney.
There will be a Vinylmation event this Saturday, May 21st at D Street in the Downtown Disney District. Details are on Mindy's blog