They just posted our feature on WebUrbanist.com! Check it out! Send some love!!! (Happy Thanksgiving to all too!!!)
Archive for November, 2008
A while back, I made a huge post about MRI (Michelle and Ryan Illuminations)….our lightpainting work that we have been doing for almost two years now. A couple months ago, we were featured in quite a few online blogs, you can read the articles on the link above. One of the blogs, WebUrbanist, contacted us last week and decided they wanted to do an artist feature on us! Ryan and I spent all last night preparing our interview and coming up with some new ideas.
On top of WebUrbanist, NPR (National Public Radio) contacted us as well, telling us that they thought our work was really compelling and wanted to do an interview with us as well as make a short video of us doing our work for their website for Science Friday! We are so psyched! Our NPR shoot is going to be the weekend after Thanksgiving and the WebUrbanist feature should be running soon! Keep checking here for updates on when and where we are going to be featured!
Stephanie Tricola, director and gallerista of Stricola Contemporary Gallery hosted it’s grand opening Wednesday night featuring artist Mark Gagnon and I had the privilege of photographing the event. The opening was one of the most successful ones I have ever been to with around 700 guests dropping in to check out the art work and beautiful space located in SoHo’s prime hot spot for art. Mark’s show, “The History We Are Given” featured several “portrait” paintings of New York City’s monuments and sculptures that are so often over looked by the hoards of pedestrians that are busy about their day. He also has another series of work called, “An Illustrated History of Fashion” on display in the windows of Bergdorfs in Midtown. His show at Stricola will be running until December 10th so be sure to come down and check out the bright and colorful art work. Also, check out the Stricola Blog I’ve been working on for updates and more photos!
My friend Stephanie has long been awaiting the opening of her Contemporary Art Gallery Stricola and finally, tonight is the night! The reception is from 6-9pm at 3 Wooster St. in Soho. Come out!
I have been doing work with Stephanie in preparation for her opening and I am also going to be working at the gallery on Saturdays and Sundays as a sitter. I’m pretty excited! You can check out Mark Gagnon‘s paintings which will be on display from now until December. I have also been working with him, an amazing artist, and photographing his paintings for websites and the gallery (on the flyer).
In other news, I had the opportunity to do a photo shoot for Gifts.com yesterday. I did personality shots of the “gift gurus”. My good friend Sarah got me the gig after only working there for a week! The site seems really interesting and with the holidays coming up is a great place to go and get some unique gifts ideas for the ones you love! Here are a couple of the guru’s I photographed yesterday!
A couple Fridays ago, I shot Ashley and Gene’s classic wedding at St. Albert’s Church in Louisville Kentucky. It was a perfect day outside…just the right temperature for a wedding and we were able to shoot most of the portraits using the natural light outside. Their reception, like most receptions I photograph, was my favorite part though! Held at the gorgeous Olmsted,they had a fall themed cake and UofK grooms cake. Ashley led up the dance floor and got the party started. The bride and groom were by far, one of my beautiful couples and they were a blast to work with. I grabbed these two shots, two of my favorites to share. We shot these out front of the Olmsted in the dark.
The following day, I did senior portraits for the lovely Samantha Franklin. We shot out at my best friend’s farm in Simpsonville. And once again, it was a perfect fall day for shooting!