Magnifying Details

Here are some portraits I shot of painter and illustrator Martin Swift. His illustrations (you can check them out HERE) are incredibly detailed, so he uses a magnifying lamp to make sure he gets every pen stroke just right. Amazing! I have three of his illustrations in my collection, and you could definitely say I'm a bit of a fan girl! We took this pair of photos one afternoon while co-working together, and I love how they turn his tools on him and make his portraits as detailed as his drawings. 

Have a happy and productive Sunday, everyone! I'm holed up working on some exciting new projects and can't wait to share. 

TransFusion Stills

Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing and making several short films with the talented and stylish Deena Odelle Hyatt. Here are some stills of her looks; you can see the rest by attending the DCWEEK Closing Party (tickets HERE), where my short film TransFusion will be debuted (as part of the Ford Artist Grant I received), and Submerge DC, where I will share our collaborative video installation and am one of the featured artists for my still photography work as well. Be sure to register for the Submerge opening on the website above; it's free to get in, but you do have to register. 

Happy Monday, all! 

And what am I wearing for all of this artistic galavanting? Why, layered vintage graphic prints, of course! A little bit tribal and a little bit down home, I can't get enough of layering these pieces as the days get cooler and I have a grower desire for coziness. 

Ziggy Stardust and BIG NEWS

I love Halloween, and always have. What?! It is now socially acceptable for me to wear this insane hat/facial glitter/period-era Civil War ball gown?! I'm in. 

Being the rock and roll-loving girl that I am, this year I opted for a fem take on David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, complete with face makeup, slick-back, and silver bodysuit. A little much? Of course, that's how you know my love is reeeeeal! You can find my full look (complete with dragstar Vogueing) in this set of pictures HERE, but these are two multiple exposure self portraits I created to document the look. Enjoy!

I'm showing my work twice in the next two weeks or so! 
I was selected by Ford (yes, the car company) and DC Week creators iStrategyLabs to receive their Ford Artist Grant and create an installation for the upcoming DC Week Closing Party. That will be November 7th, here in DC, and you can find details and tickets to the party at the DC Week website.

I'm also going to be one of the featured artists showing as part of No Kings Collective's Submerge 2012 art festival, the highly-anticipated return of their smash success pop-up gallery. I'll be showing a robust collection of large-scale prints of some of my most personal work. Aside from being some of my closest friends here in Washington, Peter Chang and Brandon Hill of No Kings got rave reviews in the Washington Post about how they're changing the model for the art industry in DC with Submerge and other pop-up events they build out an curate with international artists. After working on several events together, I'm more than a little proud of them, and would love to have you come out for the show. It opens November 10-18th, and you can get all the details HERE.