Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fairy Tales

I just finished a self portrait project on Fairy Tales. I recreated them by digitally compositing character images and backgrounds. I then printed out digital negatives (using the PDN system), printed them out in the darkroom in black and white, and hand colored them. Why all this work, you may ask. Well, digital is the easiest format to composite images (go Jerry Uelsmann for doing this all in the darkroom!). However, I didn't want the final product to be digital. I wanted them to take on an illustrated quality.
I find a project is successful when I can't pick out just one favorite. I have about twenty favorites out of this body of work!
I have to thank Isaac Schneider for posing for me. He is every male in every fairy tale. It was quite a challenge trying to make us look different for every character!!!

*My computer is down, so the images that are on here aren't of the best quality. Please bear with me until I can get it running!!*

First Blog Post

Welcome to my new blog!!! I plan on using this to show old work and talk about new projects coming up. I look at photography as a way to show beauty. Most of my works aren't profound; I don't believe photography has to be profound to be enjoyed. Very few of my images are digital. I enjoy working with all kinds of mediums.

Current Projects: getting my computer fixed!!
Projects in Pre-Production: Re-constructed crime scenes; children's drawings; Anaconda survey; IR-UV filter portraits
Projects in Post-Production: Fairy Tales!