Saturday, July 31, 2010

destination unknown

Mommy, I thought you said we were going on a trip this summer? 



Thursday, July 29, 2010

Baby Mondays: New-Born



I know it's not Monday but I just couldn't wait to post this labor of love, between trying to find a size 20 sneaker and the looks I got while I rearranged the boxes at the local shoe store I am pleased to present Baby M, he just might be a born runner like his Mom and maybe one day they'll pull this photo out when he wins an Olympic gold medal in the 100 meters.

 I'll be posting another photo of this adorable baby on Monday!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Meet Mr. GQ






I've known this handsome young man since before he was born, those eyes and that smile,  I can't believe how fast time flies.... I'm sure he'll be tall than me in no time.







Sunday, July 25, 2010

A slice of my life


I love summertime we pretty much eat watermelon everyday, I wish I could say this one was from our garden, ours might be better used on a softball field they're so small.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Exposure cheat sheet

I set my camera on manual 75% of the time, I find the auto exposure to be inaccurate and artistically bland, I have more creative ability knowing and using exposure to my advantage when taking photos. My Grandfather passed along to me his 1950's Rolleiflex and on the back is a perfect guide or cheat sheet to getting a great exposure.


A.P. is always near by watching me when it comes to cameras and gadgets, can you spot him in the pic above.

ISO/ASA/BS -  the American Standards Association (ASA), and British Standards (BS); the newest term, ISO, all standardized way of measuring the light sensitivity of a certain film but in the digital camera world it's most commonly the ISO setting. 

*DIN is too confusing and not used anymore, thank goodness.



Thursday, July 22, 2010

Inspiration


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I love her work but I haven't been able to find much written about the artist other than this: Loretta Lux was born and raised in Dresden, Germany and currently resides in Monaco. Lux started experimenting with photography in 1999, beginning with a series of self-portraits that led quickly into her current focus on children.

In a very short amount of time, Lux has been showered with attention from collectors and critics alike. Her work has been reviewed in such publications as ApertureArtForumThe New York TimesVillage VoiceThe New Yorkerfrieze and PDN. Many editions from her first American solo exhibition at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York sold out before the exhibition opened.

Her creative process draws heavily from her studies as a painter, as well her early exposure to paintings by Old Masters in the museums of her hometown. Her portrait subjects, usually children of friends and family, are combined digitally with a palette of painted backgrounds, vintage costume, and various props, to suit her exacting vision through the use of photo editing software. These perfectly posed children are coyly manipulated to please the eye at first glance, with their subdued pastel hues and perfect porcelain skin. On closer inspection, however, Lux’s portrait subjects, who have been likened to aliens, robots, and changelings, take on a slightly sinister and otherworldly air.

Her photographs are included in the permanent collections of major museums including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston,Musée de l'Elysée in Switzerland, Photo Museum Munich, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Self Portrait

Monday, July 19, 2010

Untitled(2010)

Monday, July 12, 2010

baby Mondays: Little Jitterbug

It's Showtime! The idea came almost half a year ago and all I needed was red theatre seats and wait for one of the cutest baby to be born. I'm quite honored and thankful to have the opportunity the use our very own Saenger Theatre here for the photo shoot, doesn't Baby Z look so sweet as if she's waiting for her parents next theatre production to start.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My Emily!














This little girl is spunky and sweet, shy and simply beautiful and I've have the joy of spending everyday with her, Happy Birthday E!