And The Stars Made Love To The Universe

And The Stars Made Love To The Universe

“We are alive
And the stars make love to the universe
You’re my wildfire every single night”

I created this multiple exposure with 3 images – a portrait, fire from burning alcohol, and the night sky (completely embellished because I get too much light pollution in my back yard).  What inspired this creation was the song Empire by Shakira, which I recently heard and felt moved by.  There is a beauty to the composition as well as the lyrics and emotion conveyed in its story-telling.

In school this week, we were focused on story-telling, so this just seemed to click conceptually for me.  I honestly had plans for highly stylized make-up, but once I got the lyrical itch, I had to work this one through to the end.

Enjoy! ♥

All The Best Treasures Are 8-bit

All The Best Treasures Are 8-bit

Week 6 | Final Term

Going back to my geeky, gamer roots for a class project, I used the 8-bit treasure box I purchased for my boyfriend for Christmas over at +ThinkGeek to shoot an object found around the house.

Once shot, I used a time saving action I created using curve masks to dodge and burn.

For the purposes of sharing, I added a little texture and text for shits and giggles.

Enjoy! ♥

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Searching For My Wonderland

Searching For My Wonderland

“Be what you would seem to be – or, if you’d like it put more simply – never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.” ― Lewis Carroll

For this week’s +Selfy Sunday, that had no specific theme, I chose to take the opportunity to meditate after working on a class project at the beach, while searching my self for calm and peace, I decided to use that good energy to shoot my image.

I love being able to find my center and the quite empty, early morning beach with hard waves breaking was the perfect place to start the day.

If you are interested in checking out more images or submitting your own, check out:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cm9qkvoc6bm764sofi1rks7i2pc

Enjoy! ♥

School Work – Week 4 | Final Term | Food Meets Design

School Work – Week 4 | Final Term

Food Meets Design

This week, for my class photography project, we were focusing on food photography and typographic design. We were charged with shooting food and then either writing the recipe or ad text to complete the image. For me, I decided to use a recipe for my favorite energy juice that I drank before I started my Sunday homework marathon.

Since practicing yoga, gyming it up more, and working towards a more balanced trinity of mind, body and spirit, I have found raw or clean eating to be key.

I am kind of glad I had an assignment that allowed me to showcase it! 

I hope you enjoy! ♥



Cheers!

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From The Mouth Of Madness

From The Mouth Of Madness

“Life… Dreams… Hope… Where do they come from? And where do they go…? Such meaningless things… I’ll destroy them all!” – Kefka Palazzo

This is from my recent Kefka Palazzo make-up selfy shoot.  I also shared this alter ego to my calm and collected normal persona during the last Selfy Sunday event.

Stepping into a look that is so remotely far from my real, true self was fun.

I can’t wait to create a full series of characters from my blend of video game loves and comic passions of my youth!

Stay tuned… the video is in the works for how this was done!

Enjoy! ♥