Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Images found in a park [Utah Photographer]

The following work I created from a pin in a map.  A stranger pinned the location in a map and I went there to find something interesting.  It turned out to be a park and the light would fade quickly, within 45-50 minutes of me being there.  It was cold and there were only a couple kids there for a few minutes out of it, but it was pretty deserted for most of the time.  However, I was able to experiment a bit with lines of the playground and the fading light creating double exposures.  I love double exposures for the fact that they don't always come out how you think they will, part of it is left up to chance, and that's part of the excitement for me.  I love the thought that I could get something way better than I imagined or possibly nothing at all, but it's a gamble I'm willing to make.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Joe & Katie [Utah Portrait Photographer]

 Such a cute couple!! Had so much fun photographing these two in the rain. Dancing in the rain is one of my very favorite things!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Necromanteion [Fine Art Photographer]

My husband and I have been reading some fantasy fiction books based off of Greek Myths lately and one of the books is basically about them trying to get to the house of Hades, so I began researching this further and was intrigued by the history behind it.  This then became my inspiration for these images.

The Necromanteion was a Greek temple devoted to Hades where patrons would go to offer tributes and go through rituals to commune with the dead.  They would go through a Labyrinth of halls and tunnels leading to the central room of the Sanctuary where they would perform their rituals. 

This ancient ritual is an example of life and death interacting and these images portray what it might feel like for someone going through the process to make it through the many corridors and communing with the dead.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Idealized Reality [Fine Art Photography]

This project was created in collaboration with Valerie Walker and Jen Budding. Thanks guys, you are awesome to work with!

Everybody gets them, because everybody sends them.  Announcements, invitations, and reveals are sent every which way.  Each portraying the best image, the image people choose to show the world.  They create their own realities for others to see, but just because it's the best image does not mean that it represents reality.

Imagine a world where people expressed the realities of pregnancy and children in their announcements.  A look of serenity and peace, which is usually portrayed, would be missing.  An array of surprise, exhaustion, excitement, or a hectic and busy life would replace it.

Our society smothers reality with false representations, when they should be embracing and accepting it.  By welcoming reality into our public lives we can dispel the false assumptions that come with incorrect depictions of our reality.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Bridals (Utah Portrait Photographer)

I'm swooning over these bridals of Tia! I mean look at that dress and Tia... need I say more!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Glitch [Fine Art Photography]

Coming up with this particular project I was inspired by the use of technology and its lack of accuracy.  Specifically I was first going to create an image based on the incorrect information people got when they tried to find my house using their GPS or mobile device (this has been an issue for at least a couple of years).  Neither would actually get them to our house if they put our address into their device, but rather a block or two away.  As I tried to put it to the test I found I was sadly disappointed because it turns out they found and resolved this 'glitch' in the map systems.  It was because of this 'glitch' that led me to think of other glitches in our society that are a result of having so much technology.  Specifically in the upcoming generation and their communication with other human beings.  They'd much rather keep their noses in their phones or devices instead of actually having a conversation with a stranger.  Or they'd rather text someone or watch their Facebook feed rather than calling them on the phone or visiting them in person.  By having this technology at such a close grasp their communication skills are lacking and schools are even finding they are needing to create new courses specifically on communicating with others to help these kids bridge the gap to find success later in life.  Here is my "glitch" interpretation.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Dissolving (FineArt)

This image was inspired by Coles Phillips' "Fadeaway Girls".  His illustrations show the fabric portion of his images fading into the background, but still showing small details and the overall shape of the girl, because it is mostly just the color that blends into the background not many other elements overlap over that particular area. I focused specifically on having the person fade rather than the clothing because memories, relationships, and people fade much quicker than a garment of clothing. Instead on focusing on reworking a specific image of his, I chose to focus on the idea of fading away, whether into another world with a book or literally fading away into thin air. 

"Consider the lilies of the field whose bloom is brief:-- We are as they; Like them we fade away. As doth a leaf." -Christina Rossetti 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Alter Ego (Fine Art Photography)

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes." -William James

Everyone has many sides to them and we all put on a different face in different situations.  In this image I am illustrating that by having a faceless man getting ready to choose his face for the evening, but he is unsure and looks to you to help make his decision.  Unfortunately, we cannot make this decision for him.  Only he can decide.  The face you choose can affect the outcome and it is a choice we need not take lightly.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Allison & Timmy (Utah portrait photographer)

I had the opportunity to photograph these beautiful people this week and had a great time. These guys are just too cute! Seriously though, they are simply adorable together. I'm so happy for them!  Here are a few of my favorites from their engagement shoot.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Children at Play

"We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing." 
-Charles Schaefer

I am a big fan of incorporating play into learning for young children.  This concept is often dropped by the wayside in today's schools, and in my research I've found this misconception is actually where we are very wrong in the raising of our children. They need play in order to learn more effectively, use their imaginations, problem solve, play nice with others, etc. In this series I wanted to highlight just the aspect of children playing and completely in their element. I found that during this process it was in the simple images from a child's level that were some of my most successful images. So naturally to get to a child's perspective I grasped onto some of my own childhood memories of what I thought or imagined while playing on the playground: I imagined myself waiting my turn to climb the mountain, crossing the unstable bridge over the bubbling lava, or flying free like the birds with the swings. Allowing myself to let go of the adult perspective was a very gratifying experience and I was too more fully alive.


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