Tuesday, January 26, 2010

:: right to fight ::

this shoot is whatever you want it to be. mostly it's my take on music. i feel like people are being spoon fed music these days that is the same beat and the same voice. not that that's bad. to each his own. but i feel like no matter how tied up we are in the world, we can listen to whatever we want, even if we feel we can't speak up.
this really isn't making sense.
i am aware.
take from it what you will.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

. imogen heap .

it's hear real name. i swear. i can't find anything to the contrary.

many people know her for her work in the band frou frou. their most popular song being 'let go'. i was introduced to frou frou when i was eleven. in ninth grade my best friend made me a mix with the usual whiney teeny bop stuff most girls adored, but on it she included a song that was stuck on repeat on my walkman for weeks to come. it was 'hide and seek'. such a great song. she is a british thirty three year old singer songwriter that has a way surrounding you with her voice. her songs include multiple track overlays that enhance her sound unbelievably.

i love the work imogen heap does with other artists. namely the famous blue october 'congratulations' and her more recent appearance with MIKA singing, 'by the time'.

check her out. you'll love her soothing voice.

my favorites are:
wait it out
first train home
hide and seek
between sheet

Thursday, January 21, 2010

:: while my guitar gently weeps ::

love this man. such a sweetie. we had to do this shoot a couple times and he was such a trooper.
(i may have dragged it out longer than necessary, just so i could hear him sing..)
it was my first night shoot, so it's a little scary.

(b&w's shot with my old film pentax 35 mm)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

:: kylie ::

i don't play favorites when it comes to my models.
i don't i don't i don't.
ok. . i do.

love this girl. she needed some pics for something or other, but i stole a couple for my portfolio. .

(all done in film with my ancient pentax 35mm)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

::part of me is made of glass::

the history of love is a book that has really changed me. there is a part of it that talks about how some people think that there is a part in them that is made of glass. i took this idea and turned it into a photo. the beautiful kylee posed with a glass heart.

part of me is made of glass. and also, i love you.

:: secrets ::

so this one was a little intense. i watched the movie speak and there was something similar to this idea that just hit me. so of course i made a shoot out of it. i tried to think of someone who looks and acts perfect to everyone. and of course, i went back to my favorite model, stef. this girl surprised everyone. i told her what i needed, the feeling, and the look, and she pulled it out of thin air. the emotion just about killed me. we tried to do a little story line, of her freeing herself in the end. but make of it what you will. the title of this set is ::secrets::

we played around with the idea of her being tied up in her secrets, but i love the simple ones.

::stefani and kylie::

i don't even know where to begin with this shoot. i love love music. love. and my favorite group is tegan and sara. they're amazing. i die over their style and attitude that especially comes across in their photo shoots. so i tried to duplicate their 'don't mess with me' vibe. so to contradict everything anyone has ever known, i picked the two happiest, friendliest girls i know. i've never seen them come off as mean, tough, or just plain bad. i wanted to change that. and they were awesome. it took them a little while to get the hang of not smiling. but once they got it, it was golden. so here they are.

:: changin it up ::

i decided my ap portfolio was a little too intense to put on my business site. so i changed my seniors site to be dedicated to the art of photography. if you have any questions, comments, ideas, hate notes, love notes, or whateva. just post a comment or email me at ginag14@gmail.com

i love feedback. seriously it helps a ton.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

. bon iver .

one lovely afternoon i was driving in the car when i heard a song on a random cd that would fill my ears for years to come. this mans voice rose and fell with such passion i couldn't resist playing the song again and again. it was,
Bon Iver

this band was formed by justin vernon in 2006. so it's still just a little puppy. after a while justin added three more members to the band so he could duplicate his recorded sound when playing to an audience. this is a little indie folk for you. seems scary. sounds awesome.

when i try and describe this band to people i often say, 'it's the music you listen to while dancing in the rain in the middle of the desert'. it just hits ya in the perfect way. its a sad, haunting, beautiful, inspiring thing. listen to it for yourself. you'll see.

bon iver is french for 'good winter'. this man's a bit of a hobo, but who cares. he sings like an angel. download some songs off his site for free.

skinny love is my favorite of his. here it is.

Monday, January 4, 2010

. p!nk .

yesterday was sunday. and when i go to church, i feel the urge to make confessions. which is exactly what i'm about to do.

i love pink.

i do. i can't help it. her music is raw feeling of exactly what she thinks. she was the bad girl my mom wouldn't let me listen to when she came out with her album m!ssundaztood. i did anyway (sorry mother). i couldn't help it. as a nine year old, let's get it started, was the coolest thing that happened. she's the crazy person inside of all of us, wanting to come out.

this is one of those artists i could go on about for hours. and i think with pink, you either hate her, or you love her. but i'll give ya the facts, and you can decide yourself.
pinks first album was can't take me home. it was a very R&B based album, with a Destiny's Child feel to it. this album shows a lot of the talent pink had to start out with. after that, as we all know, she switched to rock/pop and started a very successful career.

pinks real name is alicia (as seen in her music video so what, when she's cutting down her tree). she was born in september of 1979 in pennsylvania, and no, she did not come out of the womb with pink hair. a much debated question. thank goodness she went back to her blond. i want her hair. she's insanely gorgeous. she writes all of her own music and lyrics. pink was an idiot druggie as a teen. one night, she was at a club, and went up to perform and was totally wasted. someone in the music industry was there and heard her sing, and told her if she wasn't so high she could be produced. she hasn't touched a joint since.

some interesting facts:
pinks been nominated for seven grammy's and has won two
she's been nominated for two MTV VMA's and has won six
pink was just a stage name that she got from the movie reservoir dogs
pink wrote the song so what about her husband, cary hart, during their separation. he agreed to be in the music video, which led to them getting back together. they were never divorced.
pink is an avid member of PETA and has donated thousands for the cause
she loves australia and has given ridiculous amounts of money to their causes
the pink frame that says cruel in the background of the video family portrait is a shout out to animal cruelty

ok i'll shut up. enjoy. family portrait is my favorite song of hers. get it.

and of course. so what.

:: she had a guitar, she taught him some chords ::

for my 6th birthday i got a purple camera with blue squares on it. my dad took me on a road trip across the USA and i took pictures of everything imaginable. i was hooked. time passed and i grew older and i forgot about my little obsession.
two years ago i picked up my little digital camera and realized how much i missed photography. so i got a summer job, saved up all my money, and bought a Nikon D60 SLR.
i haven't put it down since.

:: rummaging for answers ::

:: lovers ::