Monday, March 26, 2012

Captain Lazarus...

Hello Lovelies~

I hope you are all doing well out there. Things here are busy as usual! To start, as promised, I have some new work out today. I finally finished the Red Army series with the shot below. This series took about 4 months to complete between finding models who fit into the clothing and finding the clothing itself. The series depicts "the real power behind the man" in a subtle way, and then the final image sort of adds a twist to the series (and also because I couldn't find a man to fit into that tunic...hahaha). Fun stuff, huh?

The shot I am most excited about this week though, is Captain Lazarus! I've had this idea in my head for awhile and when my friend Alan (and his glorious mutton chops) agreed to model, I knew it was going to be good. I tried some new techniques with this one to give the piece a whimsical, almost cartoonish look. It's listed in my shop for purchase as well. What do you think?

And speaking of the studio (not that we were), going through the lobby of the Mill the other day, I noticed they finally put up a nice professional looking directory for all the businesses and mine was up there with the rest! (And they even spelled it correctly...) I guess that makes it official, you guys.

I took a rare day off over the weekend to just drive around and enjoy the beautiful (but somewhat chilly) weather. We ended up going all the way out to Land's End via a winding and twisty road right near the water. What a beautiful area up there, sort of the quintessential Maine town you would picture. I got this shot of the fishing boats in the harbor and we also spotted a fox just about to run into the woods which I managed to capture mid-leap. But the best part of the day, was a trip to Fat Boys, a local drive-in restaurant that just opened for the season! Their frappes are delicious. I got vanilla.

Love that pink sunset, don't you?
I love those old, corrugated roof pieces with the teal and white. The sun looks great shining through them.
Those two seagulls on top were my favorite part of that sign.
Mmm fries. Love the old linoleum tables.
Oh, and I finally got a chance to see Drive over the weekend. Have you seen it? It's sort of an action/gangster drama starring Ryan Gosling (who most women find totally dreamy). I loved the cinematography and the soundtrack and the way that both built the tension throughout the entire thing. I also loved Ryan's jacket and the car chase sequences. Unlike most car chases, where you can't even tell what's going on, this movie really kept things calm instead, so you're actually more tense watching things unfold. Very strange, but good. I'd give it 5 out of 5 corncobs.

I want that jacket.

Until next time: unpleasant dreams...


Chrisy said...

Oh Jess you're so prolific with your's wonderful...
The little break sounds good...that drive looks beautiful...I wouldn't have wanted to go home...

Jessica Beebe said...

Thank you, Chrisy! And it was so nice up there. I almost didn't want to come home. Thankfully it's not too far away. :)