A Pretty with a Polaroid

 

During weekend weekend I created bio videos for two awesome photographers. Both lovely, but with extremely different styles. If you remember from yesterday, Alexis photographs people with an interesting take on lifestyle and portrait photography. Today I am excited to share Sarah Brooks’ bio video. She is a fine art photographer and seriously just the cutest thing you will ever meet. She is what you would imagine a fine art photographer to be: a lover of film, cats and coffee. But unlike many fine artists, she is not afraid to share her work and passion for film with everyone. She is moving away to Oregon, and though I know she will create amazing art out there, I am sad she is leaving 😦 

Why can’t all the graduates just hang here in Santa Barbara with me? 

While I sit and pout, you can look at all of Sarah’s wonderfully dark and beautiful photos at http://www.sarahbrooksphoto.com/

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At Home in the Water

At Home in the Water

My blog posting needs to be less sporadic. Trying to organize an artist’s mind is fruitless. Too many ideas and too little time to sort them. But hey! A new post yay! (finally…) In my Creative Digital Imaging class our assignment was to create five black and white images cropped into squares. They didn’t have to be cohesive, but I took this as an opportunity to create some images that really encompassed my love for bizarre things. I think it’s important to push the limits of your creativity, as weird as the work may be. When you are not afraid to create art, you let go of that impulse to edit your work, and the art really become something that is entirely your own. I approached this project with the phrase “I am at home…” Some people say that they are more at home in the water than they are on land (think swimmers, surfers…). But the overarching idea is that everyone has a place they feel most home at, and it does not necessarily need to be a house. Personally, I am torn between my little art room and Costco (especially during PRIME sample time mmmm). Your home, your sanctuary, and your place of peace; they are very important. They are essential for artists.

My model Lauren Spooner was such a trooper. Even with the small window of time to shoot, the waves we had to fight through, and all of the props she had to work with, she was incredible. At one point we lost the mug. But then we found it. And by that I mean she had to dive underwater and get it. I was hoping to get some actual portrait shots of her, but we ran out of time 😦 So expect those portraits at some point in the future posts!