photography


Yesterday I met a Meetup group that was taking photos in the Fashion District in L.A. Here are some photos I took. Loved this lady’s style and the fact that we were on 11th street, with 11 seconds left on the crosswalk sign. Legs! Sock and sandals in the fashion district: to each his own. I don’t know if Jordan would approve though. My spouse and my nickname to each other. It stands for… If you have pink skin, you can wear these dresses! Some of the folks from the meetup group. Another shot of meetup folks in the background. @boldla’s store...

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Design Resources Global


Posted By on Nov 21, 2013

Since yesterday’s post was about local design resources, I wanted to share some of the global design resources I use and often visit. I’ve included some web design links as well. Coroflot – design link that posts jobs and articles CreativeBloq – cool Core77 – industrial design Behance – online porfolio site that brought 99u 99u – awesome resource that encourages ACTION, especially for creatives who tend to procrastinate, like me Red Lemon Club – designer that definitely knows his stuff and shares awesome articles 37 signals – more of a productivity site, but definitely inspiring and encouraging ReadWrite – everything about the web and more Alistapart – mainly web related, but a great simplified resource Technorati – more tech and web Design Observer – great site that showcases anything design related; great app too   HowDesign – graphic design resource Harvard Business Review – great business resource FastCoDesign – Fast Company’s take on the design world FontSquirrel – free web and print fonts DaFont – free fonts [be mindful of the permissions] GirlsWhoWearGlasses [their site is temporarily down, but they do have a Facebook page]. the Sartoralist – awesome photo blog by a former graphic designer turned photographer htmlgoodies – html goodies w3c – world wide web consortium shuttersisters – awesome expressive photography site ourcollective – related to shuttersisters, now has the photo calendar on their site, as well as other creative photo...

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I first met Jeanne at a party several years ago, but lost touch. I recently re-discovered and re-met her through mutual friends. When I first met her, I recall being fascinated that she was a photographer and taking classes at SCAD. I was immediately jealous of her skills. Since our recent connection (thanks Facebook & mutual friends!), I finally had the inkling to e-interview her. Below is our exchange. Do yourself a visual favor and check out her website (Holy City Photography) too! Is there a nickname you go by? I don’t really have a nickname that I go by….people have been known to call me different things over the years though….Jeannekins and Jeannis are all I can remember. What do you currently do for a living? If you could tweak it a little, what would you do? I currently work as a photographer. I shoot weddings, portraits, and events….and I love it! I love that I get to be creative with my photos (textures and color effects) and my clients seem to love it as well. I also teach photography and design at Trident Technical College. If I could tweak it a little, I would be a full-time effects makeup artist for films. I’ve done some makeup work for some films/theater and I would love to do more of it full-time. What is your creative background [education/self-taught]? I graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in art. I loved every minute of it. My concentration was in photography and sculpture. I am also a bit self taught in the area of digital photography because all we did in college was shoot with manual film cameras and print everything in the darkroom. Learning photography this way was a lot of fun. It’s a facet of photography that I would dare say is necessary to learn so that a person knows how easy things are today. I think it also makes you a better photographer knowing how to capture/expose an image properly without having the crutch of being able to look at it immediately. I also attended Savannah College of Art and Design to do some graduate work in graphic design. I love that city! Does where you live inspire you? If so, how? Yes, I live on a magnificent 52 acre farm and it’s beautiful. Everyday I step outside and see God’s creation all around me and I find myself inspired to create. I am inspired by wide open landscapes, I think because of the potential that is there for growth and what could be, yet they are usually empty or maybe they still hold some sort...

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I came across Tami’s site when an artist “event” post by Alchemy Coffee [great coffee shop in West Ashley] flashed on my Facebook page. Intrigued by the artist’s profile name “Tami Like-likes To Draw”, I had to click. What followed next was a series of events that led to emailing Tami and her graciousness and willingness to do an interview. Below are the artist’s details, as well as her real last name; in case you wanted to inquire or hire her for her artistry. What is your full name? Tami Elizabeth Amy Boyce (it’s a mouthful, huh?)What do you currently do for a living?I’m a Freelance Graphic Designer. What is your creative background [education/self-taught]?I feel like I’m very new to the profession. I’ve always drawn but just assumed I’d “never be able to do anything with it.” (That phrase is better if you can hear it in my mom’s voice.) Finally, it all kind of came to me in an epiphany in my late 20s, so I went to Trident Tech and got my Commercial Graphics degree. [Editor’s note: I went there too! Tech rocks! It’s not where you went, it’s how you use it!] Does where you live inspire you? If so, how?I live here because of my family and friends, and they all definitely inspire me. Most of my stuff is light-humored and weird or twisted in some way; my friends are a huge source of many beginning ideas. Wait… I think I just called my friends weird and twisted… Ah, I guess that works. When did you notice that you had an inkling of creative leanings? I’ve loved drawing ever since I can remember, but actually gave it up after high school. I think it terrified me to try to make a career out of art because then I thought I would grow to hate it. It was pretty scary going back to school and embracing it all again. It took me years to just get comfortable with showing people my work. How do you stay inspired/creative?They say the brain is a muscle and you have to exercise it, and I think creativity works the same way. The more I make time to sit and draw, the more ideas I have… And the more prolific you try to be, the better your skills get, so I like to keep myself pretty busy. Do you have a creative ritual? If so, what is it?First I freak out. Seriously. With every new job and project, I get this fear that I’ll never have another creative idea again. But then I sit back, put on some music and tell...

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