Several weeks of Creative 52 Comin' Atcha! There are some notable gaps, but they are in progress. <3
I have had SO much fun planning and executing these shoots. There are moments when I am utterly overwhelmed, and moments when I feel like I failed utterly. BUT!! That is OK, because this is the most exciting thing I have done in a really long time. I actually, physically, literally, mentally, vibrate when I am creating now.
I cannot even properly explain the enormity of that feeling. I hope that you enjoy these! <3
Please, enjoy! :D
Week 1: Color
I am always inspired by history in some way I think. Here is Apollo.
Week 2: Portrait of Someone Without Showing their Face
Week 3: Tell a Story
I am going to be using my cousin, Officer Joey Plessala of the Port Arther Police Department to complete this. We are currently in organizational stages.
Week 4: Use Negative Space
Caitlin is SO awesome. This was from our first shoot together and we have created twice since then! She is brilliant to work with.
Week 5: Create a Symmetrical Image
I attempted a few different things when I did this week's assignment. Ultimately it was the most simple attempt that worked. This is a self portrait. :) I used the excuse of getting my hair trimmed to get my hair stylist, NuNu at Ella's Nails, in Beaumont to get half of my hair straightened. She didn't even bat an eye when I explained what I wanted. I love her and she always gets my hair so perfectly straight!! Been going to NuNu for almost 10 years now. I trust my curls to no one else in Beaumont!
Week 6: Go to a Museum
Evolution of thought for this project: pop culture? yes yes no. listened to a history podcast while editing... post revolutionary france! that's the ticket. I just received the dress for this project on Wednesday and have tentatively scheduled this shoot for late August. This is another week that has since inspired a series/project. I don't know how well I will be able to spread myself between all of this, but that is only something the future can tell. As it stands, this week will also evolve into a joint image with week 9's spinoff series.
Week 7: Go Beyond the Print or Digital Image
I am trying to be more budget conscious, but this image will be made sometime soon into an Art Metal Print with high hopes of being hung in my future studio. :)
Week 8: Collaborate with another Artist
I had something set up for this, it fell through. I have some ideas brewing though, so stay tuned!
Week 9: Make a Mess
For me, week 9 was a culmination of planning for Weeks 4, 6, and 7. The coolest, most favorite thing so far about Week 9 is that is has evolved into a full blown project. I am creating images specifically in mind to present to galleries and exhibitions. I don't know if I'll be successful, but I'm damn sure going to try! You can follow along on this part of the journey with #rachelshomagetogreece.
The images from Week 9 will be housed in a separate blog post with more details on the series.
Week 10: Use a Location to Wow
My mom and I took a weekend road trip to Amarillo (that's a 12 hour drive, y'all) a few weeks ago. I took several shots with intent to use them as composited backgrounds in the future and possibly for this week's project. I have not had a moment to sit down and even look at them yet. We shall see soon ... hopefully ... when I get caught up! ha.
Week 11: Capture Movement
I just blogged about Bailey yesterday. She is BRILLIANT to work with. I am super excited to start incorporating her enthusiasm into a project that has come from Week 9.
Week 12: Create an Amazing Silhouette
Caitlin is quickly becoming a muse. We have worked together three times now and I absolutely cannot WAIT to do more! The images from Caitlin's session are still on my memory disk, but I will be updating again with that the a few other images ASAP! :D
Week 13: Restrict Yourself to a $20 Budget
I kind of try to do this anyway. I am definitely working on getting better. I picked up a dress from goodwill.com for $13 and will be using it in at least 2 creative sessions. Those will follow soon.
Week 14: Be a Voyeur
I am hoping to incorporate voyeur elements during an upcoming engagement session with Melissa and Nate.
Week 15: Show Your Subject Multiple Times in a Single Frame
I haven't even begun to plan for this one. I need to get on top of that.
Week 16: Immortalize Your Hero
This is my mother. I cannot ever express how grateful I am to know this woman. We don't choose our family, but I would choose her to be my mom if I was ever given the choice. It's not easy being the most intelligent person in the room, but it's time she saw it's not easy to be the most beautiful person in the room, too. <3 <3 <3 <3
These are all the weeks I have done so far. I hope you guys enjoyed them and will check back to see progress on the gaps as well as updates on the spinoff series that I'll be working on!
I couldn't do this without the support of you guys. Your feedback, participation, referrals and emotional back patting go a long way. Thank you!!!! <3 <3 <3