Friday, February 4, 2011

Fancy Jelly Belly Art at the Fancy Food Show

Jelly Belly Starry Night
 "Starry Night" by Kristen Cumings
Photo by Tracy Lou

Jelly Belly Mona Lisa
 "Mona Lisa" by Kristen Cumings
Photo by Tracy Lou

Also by Kristen Cumings:

"Cupcake" by Kristen Cumings
Photo from here

Here's some music to enjoy a cup of tea with a handful of Jelly Belly candies. 

Have a sweet weekend!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Macro Monday - Emulating Irving Penn

IMG_7934 swiss chard

I've shown you my attempt to channel Paul C├ęzanne and also one Irving Penn emulation.  Here are a few more photos I turned in for my Beginning Photography class. Our excellent and passionate instructor, Moshe Quinn, gave us an assignment to emulate, but not copy exactly, a photographer or other artist.

Late in his career, Penn photographed took many large-format botanical photographs on a clean white surface. He used exceptionally long exposures with pinhole apertures and experimented with elaborate printing techniques. A great article on Penn's printing techniques can be found here.

IRVING PENN (1917 - 2007)
Ginkgo Leaves, New York, 1990

IRVING PENN (1917 - 2007)
Tuberous Begonia

Here are my emulations:

IMG_7989 cyclamens

IMG_7960 French Breakfast Radishes

IMG_7991 ferns

IMG_7953 cayenne peppers

One of my classmates named her project "It's a Lot Harder Than It Looks!". No kidding. Considering this was my first attempt, I'm not going to complain too much. Thank you, Moshe, for this inspiring assignment. I did learn that I'm very interested in pursuing studio photography and creating more still lifes. Next time I will pay more attention to the lighting.

View more Macro Monday images at here. This is my first time posting on Lisa Gordon's Creative Exchange here
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