Monday, March 19, 2012

Two Boys & Two Girls

Hello Lovelies~

I hope you are doing well out there. Things here are busy as usual! To start, as promised, I have finally finished my top secret project that I showed you all candids of last week! As my artist statement below says, this Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal project was near and dear to my heart. I wanted to make some strong visual statements to commemorate the landmark DADT repeal that contained all of the emotion and the passion of Alfred Eisenstaedt's original candid photo. When you compare them all together, I think we pulled it off! Thank you to all of the people and models involved, it was a fantastic time.

Some exciting news! My Sword Swallower print was chosen by Society6 to be sold in their official shop. That's the second photo of mine that they've chosen and given the level of talent on that site, I am again, very flattered!

I am furiously editing some new work for the post next week and I think you will enjoy those. Until then, there is this shot, which I took just for fun and I'm really in love with it. (It's my Sweetie acting like a monkey for some reason... hahaha.)

Oh! I have found a wonderful photographer whose work I want to share with you. Heather Evans Smith is a fine art and conceptual photographer like myself and I absolutely adore her work. The light in her pieces and the unique concepts she executes as well as the vintage twists? Amazing. One of my new idols over here you guys.

And I'd like to wrap up with an amazing project I stumbled across the other day on one of my favorite blogs: She Walks Softly. The images below are of a "Book Tank." Built by Raul Lemesoff (who converted a 1979 Ford Falcon into an open-air tank bookmobile), the book tank drives around Buenos Aires offering books to anyone who's interested. He calls it his "Weapon of Mass Instruction." Amazing. Simply, amazing.

Until next time: unpleasant dreams...


Chrisy said...

The whole post is fab but oh big congrats on 'secret project'...very proud of you girl...

Jessica Beebe said...

Aww, thank you Chrisy. :) xo