Posts Tagged ‘Fine-art photography’

Geo Food – Natasha Nicholson’s Award-winning Food Photography

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Fine art photography

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Food photography can take all kinds of shapes. In Natasha Nicholson’s case it’s geometrical forms. We had a little chat with her about her project Geo Food.

Natasha Nicholson is what you could call a professional generalist. As manager for a photography and motion studio in Toronto, she does food and drink photography, lifestyle work, and commercial direction for live action. But it’s not all work and no fun for Natasha. Running personal project is an important part of her artistic and professional development process. Such as her awarded Geo Food series.

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Alexia Sinclair Goes Into the Dark Woods and Lights up the Creatures of the Night

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In the second part of Into The Gloaming, Alexia Sinclair leaves the comfort of her studio in search of a one hundred year old weeping beech tree. With her is a porcelain skinned heroine, a dress made of moths and a bag full of toadstools. The dedication and attention to detail is beyond belief. Here is the full story in Alexia’s own words.

As much as I love set construction and working in the studio (it never rains), some things just can’t be recreated on set, namely a gorgeous one hundred year old weeping beech tree.

With only a week until the tree would lose all it’s leaves (winter is coming, at least in Australia) we had to act fast to manifest this gateway between the real and the surreal.
Shooting on location is all about planning for that 5 minute window where the ambient intersects with the artificial and creates something otherworldly. With that in mind the only question that matters is: When exactly will the Sun be in that 5 minute window? And then how do I make sure that everything is ready for that moment.

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How Alexia Sinclair Creates Her World of Make Believe with Hand Constructed Artwork

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At this point, it cannot have escaped you that Australian fine art photographer Alexia Sinclair seems to have an inexhaustible source of imagination. But how does that imagination turn into an image? Well, that’s what you will find out here in Alexia’s own story of an enchanting shoot.

“It doesn’t have to be hard, I just make it hard.” Apparently I said those words. In a fleeting moment they escaped my lips and I would have long forgotten them had they not been recorded in the behind-the-scenes documentary. What I meant by that statement was the old adage “Life is a journey, not a destination” and while arriving at the destination is often extremely gratifying, it’s not without the journey that makes it so.

So with the journey in mind let’s take a look at the eponymous artwork Into the Gloaming.

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Alexia Sinclair Is Back With a New Photo Series Titled Rococo

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Fine art photography

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Frequent readers of our blog know that we are big fans of Australian fine art photographer Alexia Sinclair‘s vivid, colourful and often flower clad imagination. So, naturally we are happy to have her back.

Alexia’s latest series is titled Rococo and features images inspired by, well, Rococo. “Following the design aesthetic of this period, the series is sensual, playful and flamboyant,” says Alexia.

The series features both still life images and the kind of intrinsically detailed portraits Alexia is known for, all lit with Profoto Pro packs. In addition, Alexia filmed a short video on the same theme.

You’ll find a few images below. The video is above.

Head over to Alexia’s website to see the rest and to be honest slightly NSFW images.

Also, there is an interview with her at 500px that you might want to check out.

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Zhang Jingna Walks Us Through a Personal Project, from Idea to Realization

Written by Zhang Jingna on . Posted in Fine art photography

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Do you have an idea for a personal photo project but not quite sure how to turn it into reality? Then stop doing whatever it is you’re doing and join photographer Zhang Jingna as she tells the story of how her own personal project Motherland Chronicles evolved from idea to realization. Here is the story, in Jingna’s own words:

Having covered the process for a commercial assignment in my last article, this time round I’ll be talking about my approach to producing a personal shoot in a similar fashion, but starting earlier in the workflow, from conceptualization instead of simply receiving a brief, as one would a commercial job.

Before I begin, I’d just like to say that I see commercial and editorial work as a resume of a photographer’s skills and personal work as the mark of his or her identity. With this in mind, I think a photographer’s approach towards commercial and personal work should be separated as much as possible. Of course, things like style and aesthetics will naturally bleed into one another, which is fine, but concept wise, a commercial work should always be done with a client’s products or services in mind, whereas personal work should be something a person wants to express or share with the world, thus making it personal.

In this post I’ll be covering the approach and considerations I put towards a typical production for one of my personal shoots. Unlike commercial projects, there are no set rules and requirements for how you do it. We may all work differently and this is my take. I hope you enjoy the read. Read more