The kids, Ben and I are having so much fun exploring our area. We have had photography sessions in Lilydale, Coldstream, Mount Dandenong and many other places around the Yarra Ranges. The sunset images are truly beautiful and the kids are enjoying their one night to stay up late and play outside.
I started this week with a surreal image of cloud fish and I am definitely printing it large for our walls. I like to think of myself as a photographer and digital artist. Manipulating images to convey a concept takes a long time. Everything needs to match and it is really important to me that it looks as realistic as fish floating through the air can be.
It also takes a long time to pull together costumes, styling and props when I want to do a conceptual image (like the pink haired beauty above). So I have decided to make an amendment to my 365 project. I will still post a photo a day (somewhere) but sometimes it will be a phone snapshot of behind the scenes. I realised that if I want to create the big beautiful art pictures that involve sewing costumes, moulding plastic, glueing together headdresses and just generally sourcing and making elements for these pictures I can't spend every night editing a picture for my project. Some nights I have to spend with a hot glue gun or needle and thread and much swearing. But I won't be starting anything until Feb so at least for January I will have beautiful, edited family portraits.