When viewing these bottle cap images, you can’t beat the nostalgia they evoke. These soft drink brands have been around for over half a century with Pepsi & Coke being around for over 100 years. Have a Coke and a Smile, Do the Dew, Obey your Thirst and enjoy the Un-Cola. Coca Cola – 1892 Pepsi – 1898 Mt. Dew – 1940 Sprite -1961 Grape Fanta – 1940 Orange Crush – 1916 7-up – 1929 Squirt – 1938
I have no problem with nepostism especially when it comes to my dad helping out with this project while he was in town. The idea has been lingering in my head ever since the studio was renovated in 2012. Repetition is something I see everyday and in this case it was the repetition of left over construction supplies that captured my attention. My orginal concept was to create a series of high contrast b+w images but as I was shooting I decided to change gears and add some color to help communicate my vision. The color added character and enhanced the visible dimension of the stragtegically placed, haphazard repetitions. Thanks dad for all the help!
Roses are red, This snowflake is too, Many best wishes, From me to you! Happy Holidays to my clients, crew, vendors, friends and family! I really don’t celebrate the holiday season in the traditional sense. I do take some down time and reflect upon all of the years lessons, easy or hard, and all of the people that have lined my pathway. I’m thankful for each and every opportunity I’m given to love and grow and hope, in some way, my day to day activities and actions enrich your world. 2016 – Bring It On!!!
Every September I follow Fashion Week to see what colors are trending. This year brings us a softer palette with hues intended to quiet the spirit. Check out Pantone’s Fashion Color Report Spring 2015 for a detailed explanation.
Sorry, no chocolates this year, just a few of my favorite images from my ‘Flowers in Oil’ series I had been encouraged to shoot black roses by a colleague for quite some time. When I finally got around to it, I wasn’t liking the quality of flowers or my concept. Frustrated, I went in a completely different direction, drenching all the flowers in the used engine oil from a diesel truck. One would think that the delicate petals would succumb to the oil, but in fact, the results were stunning. Details and depth were accentuated. Glassy highlights were the result of the viscous oil ‘hanging’ onto the petals. By the end of week long project, I had my fill of oil….which was everywhere!