Thursday, 19 August 2010

Week 14 - Solitude - M. Fayre and the melody censor

left: M. Fayre
right: the melody censor

tmc: Summer is a busy time for most people, and most (not all) of the participants of he Divine Diptych Project are in areas of the world that are currently experiencing summer, so there are only four ladies able to participate in this round. With only two diptych to create, we decided that it would be an interesting experiment to all use the same theme as the inspiration for contributions - solitude

Marico and I were the first two of the four to have our images ready, so we decided to pair them and post. I think it's interesting that we both chose an outdoor (nature) location as the setting for our solitude. Perhaps it has something to do with life and summer being busy as I said before...

Monday, 9 August 2010

Week 13 - Transportation - Leilani Winslade & M.Fayre

Top: M.Fayre
Bottom: Leilani Winslade (*Lani)

M: Lani and I were both busy with life this week so this diptych kept getting postponed, but I think the wait was well worth it! (Thank you Lani for your patience.) Lani's images are always immaculately staged and beautifully captured - every scene is a story in itself, like a combination of fashion and cinema. I love her work! As soon as I saw our theme with week I had the idea to use shoes/feet for "transportation" and wanted a scene that had naturally minimal color since I figured Lani would shoot b&w. In the end I chose to convert my color image to b&w (getting back to my roots) because I love how the two images work together graphically.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Week 13 - Superstition - Bronwen Hyde & the melody censor

Top: Bronwen Hyde
Bottom: the melody censor

tmc: I'm not a strong believer in supersttitions for the most part, so this was a fun exercise for me.

I like the relationship of the light coming through the fence in Bronwen's image and the reflecton of light in the crack of the mirror in mine, and how the focal point of each image is on oposite sides, yet balanced.

I have had the idea of doing a broken mirror shot on my list for some time now, and knew that was the concept I was going to go with from the begining. The trick was to find a mirror I didn't mind breaking. The mirrior wound up being a bit more broken than I originally planned, as I couldn't hit it hard enought on my own to break it, and asked Joel...who smashed it full strength sending glass shards all over the living room table, but it all turned out in the end.