No, this is not the Kennedy’s you have in mind. These photos were taken in late July in Indiana with Sean and Amanda Kennedy. With the weather acting up throughout the day, I am happy how these turned out. You would never know it was raining up until the wedding and then some after.
Finally a new image has emerged from studio and a new approach to this idea. This image below was presented to a graduate level course in a new was I have not explored yet. Rather than printing a large scale inkjet print, I decided to project this image life-size onto a installation wall.
Normally I would print a archival inkjet print for a new digital body of work. However I approached this in an entirely new method to heighten the experience and interpretation.
I mentioned a couple of months ago that I will be updating my website soon. I can now confirm that I failed at doing that and so you can expect a new guarentee of an update to my site in the coming week.
While I begin to pack up and prepare to move out to a new studio space, I am looking into some new studio lights. As you can imagine that the photo floods and umbrellas that I have been using for 3 years have reached the point of little use. Strangely I have become used to photographing myself with my cat Waffles that I need some lights that can be used with ease and stronger wattage.
I have come across a new company called Alienbees, which has a strange approach to their marketing. They are utterly obsessed with aliens and bees to the point that their user manuals have alien bees on them. Sounds like a MST3K movie plot.
These lights are so strange that I simply must have them. A pair would work great including a new greenscreen background. Waffles and I might use it to visit some exotic locations.
That being said I found a great photo the other day that I had forgotten about, a great display of American patriotism.
Where will my new studio be? That information is on its way soon.
When I began documenting my sculptural figures in public spaces, I knew I would have to revisit them in another environment. Although some of the figures will be reused throughout the images, the visual impact changes due to their location.
I chose to dimly light each figure to draw increased attention to the details of facial features and line of sight. The focus of my current direction of work creates man-made areas or forms that influence their surroundings. I am beginning this idea through using my sculptural forms I have previously used for gallery installations.