hope you're not hungry.

My last studio assignment was a photo illustration. I decided to do a food illustration based off delicious mediterranean foods such as olives, fresh bread, parmesan, red wine, and spicy salami and other deli meats. Let's just say I had a delicious and scrumptious dinner after my shoot. I hope to do a more conceptual illustration in the future maybe with faces and another food shoot with cupcakes, hopefully before the semester is done. But for now, please enjoy this virtual meal :).


This wine shot was fun to shoot! It did take a lot of preparation and making sure my focus was correct and lighting was overexposed just enough. A very tedious shot, but well worth it in my opinion.


This was a pleasure to look at while shooting. I really love the natural color palette of this shot and the pimentos in the olives give it just enough pop of color for me. The deep purple alphonso olives mixed with the manzanilla olives. Mmmm, I practically drooled over this until I was done.


This one lacks a focal point just a little bit in my opinion. It's more product placement than anything with the three-buck chuck cork in the front. However, it is still one of my favorites because of its delicious nature, but definitely not something I would turn in for class.


I just love the knife. It's epic and I had epic fun with it.


Now, go grab a snack and succumb to your cravings :).

all things old.

Fashion was my latest assignment for my studio class. I LOVED the creativity I was able to have with this assignment. I went for a vintage, Anthropologie, and an aspiring Annie Leibovitz look and to complete that, I needed a ridiculously beautiful condemned-esque house. I'm one who appreciates decaying textures of a broken building and fantasize about what it was like back in it's prime. My search started in Chapel Hill at a beautiful condemned house and ended in Pikeville across from the Nahunta Pork Center. Mixed with a lacy black dress, a fur shall, and a sea foam green room, my shoot was complete!

Tess was such a trooper climbing through briars and broken glass to get some of these shots. I absolutely love how her eyes match the glass and the room behind her.


I fell in love with this shot after I chimped my LCD. The soft hues and seamless blending remind me of an oil painting (note: currently in a northern renaissance art history course and in love with Jan van Eyck). It also reminded me of, and this is a complete long shot and I am in no way comparing my photography to her's, Annie Leibovitz's soft light portraits of the Queen of England.


This last shot was another favorite of mine mainly because I used the sun as a giant light source. I was able to naturally wash out the scene and get an airy and soft feel to the color of this shot.  Also, the similarities in texture between the wood and the fur make this shot warm and inviting despite the house being a rather sketchy place.



studio 101.

Ahhh, the studio. LOVE. IT. By far, being in the studio is one of the most frustrating things but I have learned a lot. PLUS, I get to use my creativity to set up these shots rather than waiting on picture-perfect happenstance! WOOHOO! This shot was just a studio portrait. This is my roommate of 3 years, Laura Stoltz, and no, she is not 16, rather she is an upstanding 21-year-old. Believe it, I dare you.



And this is what happens after spending 4 hours in the studio when you are too giddy to shoot seriously and you just really want frozen yogurt.