Art created from hand painted and drawn elements, ephemera, found objects, photographs and pieces of photographs, etc.
Everything from empty snail shells, seed pods, old match books, sticks, rusty things, illustrations from old books, crumbling family photographs, and the pages of my own sketch books, can and will be put on my flat bed scanner.
I’m not above fabricating things in Photoshop. Turns out it’s really hard to find a fish bridle and reins.
All of these elements swirl around and coalesce into something new and different. I may, or may not, have an idea of where the design is going. Sometimes it starts out to be one thing, and ends up being another thing entirely.
These sessions are for people who either need, or simply want, a personal representation of themselves, their lifestyle, and/or their business or work environment. Like this local Atlanta area media personality who wanted an update for her media packet.
These sessions happen outside in whatever city I find myself in…including Winston, which has a wonderfully funky downtown. Using natural light and immediate surroundings, these shoots are a great way for teens and ‘tweens to feel like the star of their own reality show. See more: out and about: at the park, out and about: a girl in the city, out and about: a boy in the city
My approach to kids and family photography is natural light and room to roam. I have done sessions in family kitchens, bathrooms, backyards, urban alleyways and local parks. Have a look at some of the stuff I’ve gotten up to with real families, doing real things. See more: out and about: three sisters, home and family: let’s play, home and family: just add water,home and family: bubble bubble
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