I had a long conversation several weeks ago with one of my beautiful models. We have only met in person once, years ago, but I feel like we have a very strong bond. Every time we talk on the phone to discuss her story and collaborating on #wildwomanportraits, I feel like we have traveled very … Continue reading New Model and Concept: Phoenix Rising
...a photo gallery of spring flowers and some of my recent projects...
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Wild means something different to each of us. I am open to collaborations with models, stylists, photographers, and women with unique stories or unconventional aesthetics. Help me tell your story.
It's difficult to express how humbling and gratifying to know that a piece of art you created has moved another person so deeply. I have learned so much from this gentleman in our correspondence and partnering for several pieces of artwork over the last few years.
I have always felt that the crow in the foreground lacked detail and it has been bothering me even more since I completed a raven for a client at the end of last year. I have only added details to the wings and feet, but it already looks better. Now, to finish it and take photos before the February 15 deadline!
If I'm honest, it hadn't occurred to me that artists wouldn't consider submitting their work for publication or an art prize to be noteworthy. I spent four months of very focused effort on my first conceptual series and felt extremely accomplished upon submission. Not only did I meet a hard deadline early, I focused on my personal conceptual work for the first time outside of college.
This concept page is based on the classic myth of the Sirens with the addition of the Kraken as antagonist; but to whom? The sirens are both beacon and snare; symbols of allure and wildness best left unexplored and untrampled.
Cate really stood out at the Wild Woman Portrait Launch Event I held last fall with my friend and collaborative partner, Katie of 12 Gage Photography. All of our models were unique and stunning, but none brought the level of verve and self-confidence exhibited by Cate. She literally arrived with cases of costumes and props.
encouraged me over the last couple of years I have been discussing this project, to stop being afraid of it, and start creating works of art that will embolden other women to explore their inner wild woman and rise above societal expectations of their appearance, value, and place in society.