Torri's Burning Man inspired shoot Cincinnati Photographer

Torri, a friend of mine, took an amazing road trip to the notorious Burning Man festival with a group of friends last year.  When she got back and told me all about it, I had this crazy idea of setting up a shoot inspired by the clothes she wore there.  It was a ton of fun.   I am so happy to finally have time to edit the images.  Our friend Maggie did a fantastic job with Torri's hair and makeup.

First up is an image I shot and processed on my iPhone.

Experimenting in the snow

Before this, I had never really done a shoot in the snow.

I wanted to create something dramatic and dreamy.

Jill was beyond amazing to work with.

These are a few I shot with my Polaroid camera using The Impossible Project's Color Shade film for the first time.  I love how creepy cool they turned out.

Museum Bound

Happy iPhone Thursday!

Today I am taking a trip to the Cincinnati Art Museum to see Wedded Perfection:  Two centuries of wedding gowns featuring my former photography instructor,  Stephanie Carson.  I am sure it will be very crowded since it is the last week it will be shown here in Cincinnati.  I refuse to miss this exhibit, I am dying to see all of the gorgeous vintage gowns and Stephanie's stellar work. :)


I just got back from the exhibit and I am still trying to catch my breathe.  The dresses were unbelievable, it was wonderful to learn about their origin and the history of the women who wore them.  Stephanie's work was the perfect dose of humor in a very prestigious show.  Wow!  If you have not gone to see this exhibit there are a few more days left,  hurry up, go now!  You will not be disappointed.

Eve Disconsolate by Hirum Powers taken at my last museum visit this past summer.

Just What I Needed

"There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life."

John Lennon

iPhone Thursday

This week I want to show a before/after of one of my favorite shots.  The first one is straight from my phone. I just got up really close and tapped the focus to be dead center of the dandelion.  I processed this shot while waiting in the dentist office using the one of my favorite Apps, the TiltShift App.  Once I was happy with that I used the PS Mobile App to increase the contrast and to decrease the exposure. I had it printed as a 5x7 just to see how well it would hold up and I have to admit, it turned out pretty great.