Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Lani and I didn't see each other's shots beforehand, so when I saw hers (a fabulous group shot that totally makes me think of To Sir With Love), I converted mine to black and white and played a bit with my levels. To make mine look a bit vintage, I also worked with a bit of layering and layer masking.
Even though our subjects are quite different, I liked the idea of them being part of the same photo album, hence the wide margins.
Top: Sadandbeautiful (Sarah)
Bottom: Rowandevoe (Merle)
Merle stepped in at the last minute when life got in the way of my assigned partner getting an image together. The theme "Sci-Fi/Fantasy" and I utilized my gas mask thinking about some futuristic, post-apocalyptic world. The idea for a decontamination shower came to me.
Merle created a deliciously creepy image of herself that, as she suggested, seems as if I had to take a decon shower after my run-in with her! :-)
Monday, 24 May 2010
Sunday, 23 May 2010
When I thought of horror I instantly thought of the feeling one sometimes gets when seeing spiders. I believe that Bogna feels the same reaction when she thinks of ghosts. I really like these two images together.
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Lena: "I wanted to do something light, feminine and romantic to match Pia's picture.
I love her style. I confess I saw her picture first and then I did mine but sometimes is good to break the rules.
I thought the blossoms posture kind of echoes on Pia's hand on the background and her gracefulness.
Romance for me is the essence of love. You can still love without romance but it would be like a beautiful flower robbed of its perfume,still pretty but not complete".
Bottom: The Melody Censor
hes - I was thrilled to get this theme and be paired with Susan. As fate would have it, I got my hands on a vintage hairdryer last week. I called on my friend to model and everything came together quickly and just as I had envisioned (which doesn't always happen). I was thrilled to see Susan's image and how well they both worked together
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Bottom: the melody censor
tmc: Last week completely got away from both Lucy and I, so we are late with our week 9 submission. Our given theme was Metal.
The first thing that came to my mind was precious metals, and how the value of metal has been used as currency throughout history. I had planned to use my coin collection to depict this; alas, my coins were still packed away in boxes so I had to come up with an alternate idea. So I used the glitz and glamour of metal and worked with the refective quality, which I think works really well with fashion shot of Lucy's.
Monday, 3 May 2010
Lani: Eva and I were both fairly busy this week. Because of time constraints this week I set myself of time limit of 15 minutes to complete my image and knew within that time I would create a still life. When I think heirloom I immediately think of either large items like pianos or jewelry like diamonds and pearls.
Sunday, 2 May 2010
Anna: Week 9 saw me paired with Kate. The theme for this week, chosen by Kate herself, was "cultivation/growth". Kate sent me her image quite early during the week, and I loved her creative take on the theme (yes, I did have a peak).
I knew I wanted to include some sort of plants in my photo, too. I am planning to sow some herbs and thought I could take a picture of that. But I have yet to buy compost (things don't happen fast in my household). So I settled for the second best - me planting a tree. Or rather me trying to uproot it, by the looks of it;-)
Saturday, 1 May 2010
Right: Sarah (geekgirly)
Sarah (geekgirly):As soon as I knew that our theme was "oppressed", I instantly had an idea pop into my head. You can interpret my image as you will, but my goal is to bring across how lucky that we are to live in freedom, unlike our sisters in other countries.
Sarah's image matched mine perfectly! I am so glad that we got matched together as we both (I think) have a similar "bold" style in our images.