This semester I am taking Static Imaging, which is an upper level digital art class at Elon.  We had a recent assignment to transform four images we were given so that they escaped copyright laws.  By using different layers in Adobe Photoshop I was able to create a piece where the original images were no longer recognizable.  I also added an image of my own, the center figure, to enhance the theme of my piece.

The word is titled “Capture” and evokes a sense of sad nostalgia.  After digital production, I took the art a step further and placed it in a burnt frame and dripped wax on it.  I will put up a picture of the finished product after it is graded, but for now, here is the digital copy.



Downtown with Live Oak

This past weekend I managed and took the photos for a Live Oak Communications shoot on Burlington Downtown Corporation.  I went with our client and selected items from the various shops downtown to bring into the studio.  Once the items were selected, I set up lights and tables and began taking the photos.  We took most of the pictures against a blank background so that we could cut them out for the layout in the magazine.

Here are some shots of the shoot!

Decorative drawer pulls from Bella's House

Rhinestone Earrings from The Parlour Floor

Recycled Aluminum Necklace and Ring Set from BJ's Jewelry

Beige Chair from Gingham Daisy

I really loved working on this shoot and getting to meet all the shop owners.  It gave me an insight into downtown Burlington that I had only scratched the surface of before.

New Fashion Column

Hey All!

I had new fashion column run in Wednesdays paper about new places or new discoveries in the Burlington area!

Out and About: Discoveries in the Burlington Area

I’m also working on a new art project now that I am pretty excited about! More to come later!

Here is a photo of the day: San Gimignano, Italy. I took this on spring break in Italy last semester. I love this picture because I felt like I was standing on the doorstep of the past when I was looking into this little town.

A welcome back to blogging

Okay so, basically I am not the world’s best blogger, BUT in the hopes that I will be able to have a really amazing internship this summer, I am going to crack down and actually try and post at least weekly.  I will post my photography and art as well as writing sample from my role as The Pendulum’s Fashion Columnist.

Anyway, last semester I was abroad in Dublin, Ireland and at the end of our semester my program had a photo contest for any images that were taken during our time in Ireland.  My picture ended up winning 3rd place! I have posted it below so you can see it! I took this picture in mid September in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland at the Forty Foot swimming hole.  I loved the simplicity of the act of diving into the water. What you can’t tell form this is that the water is absolutely FRIGID! The day after this was taken we all came back in our bathing suits and jumped in ourselves! It was one of the craziest but most rewarding parts of my semester!

Okay so that is what I’ve got for today. I got a monitor and a graphics tablet for Christmas so I’ve been working on editing some photos and hopefully I will get them posted soon!