Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Water Nymph

"Water Nymph"

One of my favorite shots from my Elemental series. It is hard to choose a favorite, I am very pleased with all of the shots! And as you can guess from the name of the series, the elements Air, Earth and Fire are also pictured. I did this for my photography final, we needed 20 "awesome" images. I chose to shoot figures representing the elements or even representing the god/goddess of that element. To see the entire body of work check out my deviantart -> http://jbeanss.deviantart.com/

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rain Dance

A shot from the gardens of the Biltmore Estates in Asheville, North Carolina. I wish I could afford to have sculptures like this scattered about my backyard. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbeanss/

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Simon Goinard

We are starting an "implied movement" assignment for my figure drawing class. I stumbled across this piece by artist Simon Goinard. It is so beautiful, I am hoping I can capture something like this for my piece. Here is his website to see more of his work: http://simongoinard.carbonmade.com/

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Photography IV Project 1

My favorite shot from my first project in my Photography IV class. We had to photograph white objects on a white background and then black objects on a black background using different types of lighting techniques. This shot is using diffused lighting, it makes it really soft and pleasant. To see more go to my Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbeanss/

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

40 Minute Gesture

Finally had a male model today in figure drawing class, hooray! Also luckily I was in the drawing zone today and created this gesture drawing when we did the 40 minute study at the very end of class (after we are nice and warmed up) Pretty pleased with it and I am totally in love with the conte pencil now, I had never used it before.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Alberich M.

Yet another underwater photographer I have fallen in love with. He does most of his photography in some sort of black pool with classically porcelain skin models. When looking at his work I feel like a Renaissance model floated off of her painting into this ephemeral alternate world. Blogspot does not do his work justice (so small!) Check it out for real here: http://alberich.deviantart.com/

Friday, September 2, 2011

Ulric Collette

Photographer and photo-manipulator Ulric Collette has taken the meaning "You look so much alike!" to a whole new level. He photographs brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers separately and then expertly puts two of them together to really show us just how alike these family members can look. Many of them you would swear is just one person that just looks slightly off. Take a look for yourself: http://genetic.ulriccollette.com/ (and check out the rest of his work while you're at it!)