Looking back on photos from Italy and incorporating them into my cyanotypes #cyano
Tim Walker lo ha vuelto a hacer. Damned!
Oh god he’s done it again.
Holy shit I am obsessed with this shoot!
Alexis Mire (via cydneyrai)
Looking back into the archives, constantly trying to remind myself of this. Thank you all so much for your kind words about my new series, it is just so overwhelming, your support makes all of the hard work worth doing and worth sharing. Thank you endlessly.
"Far, Far from Land"
Kristen McMenamy by Tim Walker for W December/January 2013/2014
In this series, entitled ‘Madonnas,’ I have created self portraits in the poses and typical style of depictions of the Virgin Mary. I hand made my props out of household items from the dollar tree and have utilized Mary, ‘the mother of mankind,’ as a recognizable figure, in order to reflect the domestic expectations of motherhood and femininity for young women. While the series utilizes religious symbolism and references from art history, it is intended as a focus on womanhood rather than a commentary on religion.
I really enjoyed making this series. Although it was stressful because I had to create ten images in a small time frame, it was worth the extra effort to end up with such a variety in my compositions and props. One of my main personal goals for this was to solely use items purchased at the dollar tree. Some of you may remember during my second 365 I started a small series trying to repurpose dollar tree items and I decided to use this as an opportunity to explore that further. All of these items are accessible to anyone, it is how they are treated that makes them significant. I will admit, the silk flowers are not from the dollar tree, they are from Michaels, but that is the only thing besides the hot glue. I am really proud that I was able to work with such a constraint.
I know this series is really different for me, and it’s not the only type of work I am interested in doing, but I just have so much fun really spending time on images rather than spontaneously creating them with no solid concept in mind. It’s so exciting to experiment with different styles and inspirations. I had Hendrik Kerstens in mind during this whole process, he is so brilliant. I want the images to take on a type of humor, like I spy, where you are constantly noticing things, like q-tips, mouse traps, or toilet paper. I wanted to add that level of interaction with the viewer.
I can’t wait to move to California and move my sets outdoors (the florida landscape is boring me endlessly) to create even larger scenes.
Also I promise I will move away from religious references soon! I am just riding the Italy inspiration wave until the very end.
I hope you enjoy, I will be making a post of a few detail images that I really can’t stop looking at. Thanks guys!
Throwing back on a Tuesday to the first time @imryanjay came to visit me, it will be four years ago this April. Four years ago this Christmas we stumbled into the same video chat and not too long after he became my person, the one for me, I just knew, you know? I am so thankful that after so much time I am still so in overwhelmingly in love with him. We have grown in so many ways and we just grow together. I am feeling some pre-thanksgiving gratitude, I can’t help myself. It feels so amazing to know lots of you guys have been in my life those four years too, and longer, watching my life unfold. Thank you for sticking around and supporting my dreams, it means the world to me 💕
Stocking up on my favorite film just incase Fujifilm decides to discontinue everything I love