Sunday, April 18, 2010

Soft Focus

These photographs were taken with my Blackbird, Fly twin lens reflex toy camera. I love the unpredictability of this little camera. Focusing is oftentimes a guessing game, as is the exposure. Sometimes I end up with really disappointing results, but for the majority they're quirky and interesting.

I also enjoy the multiple exposure option and the fact that the colours can come out either vivid or very soft and neutral. I consider shooting with this camera the same way I view stretching before exercising. It loosens me up a bit, which I personally find liberating. The preciseness of shooting digitally or even with my 35mm pentax asahi can sometimes make me feel a little crazy.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

...and after we shall nap.

This blog is a-changing. The layout is immensely different, and I plan to update not only with art, but with my photography, makeup work, as well as random little projects. I want it to pertain more to what I'm currently focused on. Having confined it to solely fine arts has discouraged me from updating, even though I have been creatively active through various other media.

Obviously, there will still be artwork. So long as there are hipsters putting their over-sized glasses on their animals and photographing it, I will be here to draw them (har har).