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Wednesday’s Child

Well today is a bit of an exciting day! Over school break, I did a Wednesday Addams-themed photo shoot for Flur Magazine, which came out today!

wednesday's child - drifter and the gypsy blog
wednesday's child - drifter and the gypsy blog
wednesday's child - drifter and the gypsy blog

We shot at an abandoned farm place/area/not really sure what you’d call it, which I’ve blogged about before. This place never ceases to amaze me. It looks like the set of a horror film and you’d expect it to be in out in the boondocks somewhere down a dirt path in the middle of nowhere, yet it’s right across the street from Safeway, of all places (here’s an Instagram). And I’m pretty sure it’s abandoned, but there’s a cat that lives in one of the houses and every so often, I see a lady go inside to feed it. So maybe it’s not abandoned? Whatever it is, it has the most amazing eerie feel to it and it photographs really well and I just really really love it. The end.

wednesday's child - drifter and the gypsy blog
wednesday's child - drifter and the gypsy blog
wednesday's child - drifter and the gypsy blog
wednesday's child - drifter and the gypsy blog
wednesday's child - drifter and the gypsy blog

Photography: Me
Styling: Audre Van Broers
Makeup: Page Schorer
Model: Jessica at Ignite Models

Here’s the mood board I made for the shoot. As I mentioned, this shoot was inspired by Wednesday Addams and I wanted to capture that moody/dismal feel, but with a Lula aesthetic. So I guess you’d call it a refined version of a ‘haunted-fairy-doll-forest-nymph’ feel?

wednesday's child - drifter and the gypsy blog

I’ve been feeling a shift in my style lately and this time, I just went with the flow. I channeled a different type of mood for this shoot (not my usual romantic girl in the meadow with fawns and unicorns in the background and whatnot) and I am really quite pleased with the results. Really really quite pleased. As in this is probably one of the shoots I’m most proud of ever. You can check out more images from this shoot on my website and on Flur Magazine.

moodboard image credits (left -> right) 1, 2, 7: brittany markert, 3: marco torres, 4: rebekah campbell, 5, 6, 8: aaron feaver

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Live inspired

Yesterday was the first photo shoot I had as a photographer in months. MONTHS. I don’t know how I let months go by without doing a single photo shoot, but somehow I did. Well actually I do know. There was school and then, well ya know how it goes.

live inspired - drifter and the gypsy blog

I completely forgot how much I missed picture-taking and the whoosh of inspiration I feel when I’m behind the lens… running around with the only thought in my mind being getting ‘the shot.’ The feeling is just incredible. It’s honestly my favorite thing to do in the world. Even more so than graphic design, I think. Above is a Polaroid preview of my shoot. Never will I let so much time pass without taking pictures!

And don’t forget to never EVER stop creating and always ALWAYS live inspired.

live inspired - drifter and the gypsy blog

top two images by me, bottom image by writing for designers

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Tea bear

As I mentioned earlier, one of my goals with studying graphic design in college is to share with you guys what I’m working on every now and then.  So here ya go!  Another project!

This was my final project for my drawing class.  We had to set up our own still life composition/light source according to the rule of thirds, then render our still life using various charcoal pencils and paying attention to the shadows, highlights, textures, etc.  I love it when assignments are open-ended like this and we students have the ability to design our own projects.

I was inspired by the cross-hatching in Georges Seurat‘s ‘Stone Breakers,’ so I experimented with the same technique throughout my drawing to create a textural feel.

Drawing is not my favorite thing to do in the world, but I ended up really enjoying this project (which is good because this was my final for the class!) and *even though it’s not perfect* I’m still pretty proud of my little teddy bear/tea party/picnic scene :)

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A collage

Since I’m in college for graphic design now (gosh it feels so weird saying that), what I do in school actually somewhat correlates to what I post about on this blog (ie. not high school trig).  With that being said, I figured I’d show you what I’m working on every now and then.

I made this collage (artist montage is what my professor calls it) for my design class at SCAD.  We’re studying unity and without getting too nitty gritty on ya, the idea was to create an effective collage design featuring our favorite mentor/artist/designer/etc. utilizing the principles of the root 2 rectangle.  For those of you who want to get nitty gritty, here’s a copy showing the armature + grid of the root 2 rectangle. (side note: I’m wondering, graphic designers, do you actually use the root 2 rectangle in real life or is it just something you learn in school?)

My initial instinct was to do Audrey Hepburn.  But then I realized that would be the quintessential girly choice.  Then I wanted to do Francoise Hardy.  But then I realized that would be another quintessential girly choice.

Who can guess which artist I chose in the end?  ;) I’m pretty pleased with the result for one of my first projects. Let me know what you think!

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