Fashion Photographer Michael Creagh

I know.. I know… lack of posts. Bad me. But l’m feeling the creative juices again and have lots to share the next few weeks.

First up – fashion photographer Michael Creagh has some gorgeous work. Sometimes fashion photographers don’t get the appreciation they deserve… anyway! Here’s some of his work.

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Art Prints worth a frame (or two)

I’ve been looking for some illustrations to frame over my new mantle. I’d gathered such a long list I thought I’d share it with you all!

Here is a list of etsy artists, illustrators, and photographers who have some real talent and an interesting niche… check them out! They are definitely worth some perusing! Just click on the store banners to start shopping 🙂

Yellena has some great abstract detailed illustration work.

Vintage inspired photographs

I love the vintage prints of old cameras!

Sweet illustrations with lots of details

Beautiful illustrations.. very dreamy 🙂

Fashionable & feminine mixed-media prints

sweet little illustrations 😀

Love her! feminine and emotional photography

cute, cute, and.... oh yeah... cute. I want the bunny 🙂

nature illustration with a lightness about it

Cabin Fever : Soft Interiors by Dave Coote

Gosh... did I tell you guys how much I love white subway tiles?

Hello Everyone. This is Dave Coote; interior designer, furniture maker, and photographer.

Mr. Coote, this is everyone. I’ve been meaning to make the introductions since last week but of course time got away form me. Sorry! Dave Coote is a furniture and interiors designer in the UK.  He has been running a successful design studio for nearly 20 years producing furniture, interiors, products and photographic sets.

Other news today? We had snow today again (wow) in Atlanta. I’m just ready for Spring!

Happy Tuesday!

~ Ashley

Recent Purchase: IS Photography

IS Photography

I’ve been re-doing our bedroom in softer colors (the walls went from navy to gray) and I needed some new art. I’ve already bought a print from IS Photography and I really wanted more of her work. Not sure what it is about this bridge but ever since I watched the Count of Monte Cristo (2002) I’ve been somewhat in love with this point of Paris. If you have been on her website then great! But if you haven’t, you should go check it out. Definitely one of my favorite photographers right now.

See you all Monday!

Ashley

Blog Self-Portrait

My throat hurts! Oww…. went to the doctor today and turns out I have some kind of viral infection. Fun! Anyway – I’m on meds now and am hoping for a speedy recovery.

I took some time today after I got home to put together my homework for week three of my blog course. It’s sort of a self-portrait of what our blog is supposed to be about. The fun part is that I don’t realize what exactly is going to make it onto the design or not. So my final elements pleasantly surprised me! It’s a little travel, a little photography and a lot of home-made. We were supposed to use a manila folder but I always jot stuff down in my sketchbook I keep handy and decided that would be more appropriate for this. Enjoy!

A self-portrait

A few details if you’re interested:

1) The handwritten letter is from my step-mom Mignon. She has given me some of the best letters and puts so much thought into them.

2) The sketches are some quick ones I had lying around. The colored costume is a concept I was working on for a Mad Hatter costume… more burlesque though 🙂

3) The pad of paper to the right is an old exposure recording notebook my Mom gave to me when I was first learning about cameras.

4) Colored pencils are my quick medium of choice when I’m sketching out an idea or drawing. They’re always lying around on my desk.

5) The photographs are from various places I’ve been. The coins are also from different travels.

I can’t wait to see everyone else’s folders!

Atlanta Web Design Group – My first meeting starring Jason Beaird

Principles of Beautiful Web Design

One of the great things about the city of Atlanta is the wide variety of things to do and be apart of. For example – a friend of mine introduced me to the Atlanta Web Design Group. Interested, my friend and the hubs got in the car this evening and drove over for my first meeting. Jason Beaird was speaking and though I had never heard of him – I was pleasantly surprised that he reminded me of something I had completely forgotten from my days as an art student:

1. Inspiration doesn’t have to come from a computer screen.

I know… you’re shaking your head thinking “Well duh!” But I really had stopped using this basic practice of the creative mind. When I was still fresh out of art college I would look at EVERYTHING. Driving on the highway – checking out how the concrete blocks formed a honeycomb pattern as I flew by. Gazing down my hallway -the texture of my old paneled walls against the smooth contrasting black of the picture frames.  I mean everything! Where am I going with this? Well I’m just trying to embed this idea into my brain so I don’t forget again!

2. Bauhaus is one of my favorite art styles in history and I’d completely forgotten about it! Jeez! Bauhaus was started by a German art school in the early 1900’s. It’s usually very linear and simple. The cool thing is it’s an approach to all forms of deisng – painting, architecture, graphic design even photography. There’s just something about it… what do you think?

Josef Albers - Three Designs for a Flag for the Bauhaus Exhibition 1923

Josef Albers - Armchair for Hans Ludwig and Marguerite Oeser, Berlin 1928

László Moholy-Nagy Construction AL6 1933–4

Not sure what it is but I really love this style… and I haven’t even gotten to see all that much of it! I hope I’ll someday be able to go to the museum in Berlin… till then!

Sunday I’m starting my Project Day with my co-worker Julie. We’re alternating months and I get the first one. I’ll post pics 🙂 Thanks everyone. Etsy Friday tomorrow so hope you’re looking forward to it.

Chau!

Ashley

Flickr sometimes overwhelmes me…

I love Flickr, really I do. But sometimes I get on it and start looking through people’s photostreams and get totally lost! A lot of them are just so beautiful I don’t know where to begin! (Or End.) Anyone else feel that way?

That said – I can’t keep my eyes off of these three images from artist Mindy J. Some of her stuff is so dreamy and I really wish she sold some prints. I guess that’s the other disappointing thing… most of the stuff I see I’d like to purchase and it’s not for sale. Ughh! Oh well… I guess posting it on my blog is all I can do for now. Enjoy friends!