Indie Art Photoblog: June 2007

Thursday, June 28, 2007

the results are in

Looks like you guys are excited for some Photoshop tips - that one definitely had the majority vote! Alrighty, well, while i'm concocting up something for you guys, check this out for some inpiration:Isn't it amazing to think of all the people out there with such beautiful talents? amazing.

Oh, and if you have anything in photoshop you're particulary interested in learning more about - leave a comment!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


found this site thru the famous jessica claire - sounded like fun! play along - all you do is clk it, and then you get to see the results! and it's anonymous, btw - and holycamolli, i just voted on jc's, and she had over 2,000 votes - she must get a TON of hits on her blog, isn't that crazy! alright you guys, show me what you got, lol!


let's just pretend it's yesterday, and i posted my mosaic on time for "mosaic monday", k? :) Once again, there's so many inspiring artists out there!!! check out some of their shots:
1. the dance continues, 2. cool guy, 3. o, 4. ...J'ai un coeur de mille chevaux-vapeur, 5. Estelle bag in ginger bliss, 6. On Vacation, 7. Amelia-9 days, 8. dog:-), 9. Medusa Plant, 10. o, 11. smile., 12. vintage, 13. 3, 14. stairs 2, 15. o, 16. jack, 17. glow flower, 18. o, 19. she's back, 20. divas, 21. look at me, 22. soft, 23. o, 24. o, 25. gasl03_woodycrest, 26. gasl09_woodycrest, 27. just stay on the path, no matter the mud, 28. Living room, 29. o, 30. what lies ahead, 31. help me awaken, 32. sleepy., 33. i do believe, 34. potty time., 35. O! O! O!, 36. "C A T C H E R" in the light

Monday, June 18, 2007

sister shoot

{click on the image to see larger}

I got to do a sister-photoshoot, confirming the fact that sisters are the bomb! i have 3 of my own, and these 2 reminded me what an amazing blessing sisters are - and they seemed to get along especially well. they also won the award for the best outfits ever - we didn't even get through a third of them.

i LOVE this one - you can see how AWESOME they get along! i'm telling you, i was seriously impressed by these two.

and we can't forget her sweetest little doggy:

music mosaic

If you're looking for some tunes, here's what i've been listening to lately - ENJOY!:

1)Wolf Parade
2)The Weepies (chk out: "The World Spins Madly On")
3) Andrew Bird (LURVE!!! - chk out: "Imitosis" - lurve it all though)
4) Amadou & Mariam (African group - chk out: "Senegal" or "La Realiti")
5) Hem (thanks, V :)
6) Keane (good stuff! chk out: "Everybody's Changing")
7) Beth Orton (chk out "Central Reservation")
8) Iron & Wine (chk out: "Fading from the Winter")
9) Pride & Prejudice Soundtrack (REALLY good)

And I just wanted to say that I almost hesitate promoting music on my blog, because I'd hate to promote anything that isn't good, clean tunes. And I haven't necessarily extensively listened to the entire album I'm listing here - usually i pick out a couple of fave songs, so i can't really vouch personally for the entire album. I think it's realy important not to listen to bad lyrics, etc., so I just wanted to add this disclaimer just in case!

Friday, June 15, 2007

she's all grown up

my baby sister - i love this girl! We have homevideos from when I was in Junior High and she was like 3 or 4, and i'd get her all dressed up in my clothes and makeup, put up a sheet as a backdrop, point a blow dryer and a lamp in her direction and take glamour shots of her - not much has changed, hehe! [hmmm, in fact, one of those outfits & the earrings are mine, lol] Isn't she bee-u-tee-full?!?! ***ETA: Thanks so much for the nice comments, you guys are the best!!!***

She's the one that started it all - i don't know how many photoshoots we've done together - and it works out pretty well, because she changes her hairstyle/color so often that she always has a totally different look, lol. she's finally back to her "roots" so to speak with her natural haircolor - may be a sign of maturity, eh? Not that she's immature - she's one of my most admired people i've ever known - such an awesome person.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

some more

i LURVE this one - aren't i lucky that i got to shoot her? I know i am! [click to view]i think this one looks like a ray-ban ad or something. - V. was like, "why didn't you tell me to shut my mouth, lol?" - 'cause she looks so cool!here's the original I stretched to fit the front of my new action site. CHECK IT OUT HERE if you haven't seen it yet - [it's kinda pitiful that my action site looks better than my real website (which i'm STILL working on, btw)- but tell me what you think! i like my little "Indie Actions" logo i made - it's cute, eh?]If you stretch the whole image, the person will be all distorted, so 1) first you use the "Rectangular Marquee Tool" on the floating toolbar to select the edges that you want to stretch. 2) Go to: Edit>Free Transform & 3) stretch to taste :) So notice how just the tree and the other end are stretched in the "after":I've had a couple of "famous" photographers buy them, which is the HUGEST compliment. I don't know if they actually use them or not, but it was really fun to see THIS - the Indie Folky action looked so.dang.awesome on that middle shot that it left me wondering why i don't use that one more often myself, lol?!?! Regardless, i LOVED seeing her senior pics of her sister - loved, loved, loved. She is amazing, isn't she? And speaking of, i got to do MY baby sister's senior pics, too, and will post them tomorrow! [I love them!!! - but, of course, i'm biased, because i love HER :)

Monday, June 11, 2007

mosaic monday

That's right folks, it's monday again, and you know what that's time for another mosaic! - okay, so i don't think i actually posted my other mosaics on monday, but it sounds like fun from now on :) Sheila, you asked how i get these on here: i use my flickr faves and this site. i copy the image to my desktop then copy the code - i log into blogger and paste the code in, then upload the image. capisce?

1. wave jumping, 2. Untitled, 3. Untitled, 4. Untitled, 5. bells of ireland, 6. .spring comes softly., 7. Untitled, 8. Peeking, 9. Wide eyed, 10. Where will it lead me......?, 11. exhausted, 12. Modern Classic, 13. Songe de cheval / Horse dream, 14. Green, 15. In a dream, 16. 047, 17. rosey, 18. Untitled, 19. 13floral, 20. bird watching, 21. coral&orange, 22. green, 23. i wanna big one like that!, 24. storm, 25. Untitled

Also, thank you so much for your compliments on those last pics! We had a blast, and there's soooo many more, i'll share some later. And, yes, some of those were inside a furniture store - it's AWESOME, and they asked me to come back and take some of the store! fun, fun, fun! If any of you had questions i haven't answered, leave a comment here and i'll answer it next time - i feel like i'm missing something...?

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

watch out world!

Man, did we have fun!!! I don't have to tell you how GORGEOUS she is, but what you don't know is that she is THE.SWEETEST. person you'll ever meet - and very smart, too. Wow, what an amazing person, and it was my absolute pleasure to photograph her. We met in the evening and had so much fun, in fact, that we both didn't want to stop! - so we didn't - we met the next morning at a different location and shot some more!

Friday, June 01, 2007

1st commercial work

Here's a sampling of what i've been working on lately. I have had the AWESOME opportunity of working with a salon&spa, helping them with the images for their first website!

The first shot is a collage I put together for the front of their site - i'm not creating the actual site, so i have no idea if they'll actually use this - it's just something i put up so they could visualize the images better. [clk to see it bigger, and I've already gotten some input that the bottom left pic doesn't quite work - i'd love to hear any opinions!] The other shots are a few samples of the kinds of shots i did to display their various services.

This has all been so new and challenging for me, we'll see if they like it - they've been sooo great to work with, & i'm really grateful for that. Hopefully, i'll get to do more commercial work in the future - it's been a blast!