Tag Archive: portraits


All of these photos have something in common, the bathroom. 290: in the bathroom at work. I like the lines on the wall coming toward me. 291: outside a bathroom door at a restaurant. 292: just out of the shower. I like this shot for its composition and my expression. 293: taken at the same time as 292, abstract body shot. All of these are interesting in their own way. It is funny that I took 4 photos in a row in the bathroom at different times.

290

“I have no name My name is silence” ~Agnete M. Kirkevaag

291

“Look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man and work like a dog.” ~Caroline K. Simon

292

“Wash out your ego every once in a while, as cleanliness is next to godliness not just in body but in humility as well.” ~Terri Guillemets

 

293

“We don’t stop at our skin.” ~Dolores Krieger

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I had finally joined the rest of the first world people by procuring an iPhone. These were some of my first self portraits using it. My Nikon D40 was still out of commission at this point. I may have sent it out to be repaired. This was shortly after we moved into our tiny apartment. I feel like that was so long ago now and sometimes like it never happened at all. The first one was a night we had some company over. It was really late, but I was enjoying the night and didn’t want it to end. Although it is super yellow and orange I really like that shot. I like the composition and expression. The second one was done with a few different apps. I like that one too. It was fun to create something using a new device and media. I like all the layers.

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“It’s getting late, but does the night have to end?” ~Me

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“A grownup is a child with layers on.” ~Woody Harrelson

Services for Sale!

I am offering two services for sale on Etsy:

Black and White Graphite Drawings:

I have been making and studying art since the age of 12. One of the things I am best at drawing are faces. I enjoy drawing portraits from photographs and real life. Let me draw one for you! Each drawing will be 9″x12″, black and white, done with graphite on high quality drawing paper. I take my time and do my best.

Email me or send me a photograph or you or a loved one, preferably from the waist or shoulders up. Make sure that it is of decent quality and size; the better the original photo the better the drawing. If you send me a photograph I will be sure to return it with your drawing. Allow me up to one month to complete your drawing. The original drawing will be mailed to you with a certificate of authenticity. Have one done of you, for a loved one or to remember those who have passed on. I do ask that you allow me to use the image of your drawing in my portfolio. Thanks!

To see examples or purchase this service please visit this link.

One of a Kind Digital Art Portraits:

One of my favorite things to do is create digital portraits using photographs. I have been doing these since 2006. Now I want to make them for others! Email me a photograph of you, a friend or family member. Try to use a photo that is decent quality and size, the better the orginial photo the better the portrait will be. Send me some info about the person: favorite colors, interests, hobbies, anything that would be useful in creating your one of a kind portrait. If you have an idea already, share it with me. I cannot promise that it will be the same visual idea that you have, but I can promise that it will be made with care and passion.They can be abstract, surreal and definitely artsy.  Please allow 2 weeks for a return email with your finished product. Use them as your Facebook photo, your Twitter image, have one made for a special someone, print one out and give it as a gift. Once it is emailed it is your’s to do with as you please, just give me credit as the artist and help spread the word. The only thing I ask in return is that you allow me to use it in my portfolio. Thanks!

 

To see examples or purchase this service please visit this link.

One hundred & two

In an attempt to find some customers and make some money using my talents I made up some flyers. I have only put out one so far. I can’t find any places that have community bulletin boards anymore. Thanks internet! This was me flipping through my stack.

“In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins:  cash and experience.  Take the experience first; the cash will come later.”  ~Harold Geneen

Said flyer.