Tag Archives: Photography

THE DOSE – ILLUSTRATOR EDITION

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I’m Sarah Rosado, a New York based illustrator and photographer. I love anything that has to do with Art and I’m always challenging myself in creating different styles of art form. I love variety and as such you will find a reflection of that in my art work, from fashion illustrations to thought provoking photographic images.

What are you creatively addicted to? When did you start?

My interest in art began at the age of five drawing sketches and doodling everything I could get my hands on.  Through the years I continued to draw and to this day I describe myself as an artist of the mind, body and soul. I consider my work a reflection into the world, the way I see it.  What I am creatively addicted to is creating images that has an effect on people, to make them think.

What’s your inspiration?

I’m inspired by many things such as current trends, social issues, nature, life, humor, spirituality, etc.  I love creating and experimenting with new ideas and challenging myself.  It’s a drive that pushes me to a different level each time which is very rewarding.

Do you have any upcoming projects?

I’m still working on my dirt project and will continue until I reach my goal of 100 pieces. Afterwards I will be doing something new and creative but that is still in the early stages.

Where can people find your work?

www.sr-artwork.com

Name one thing you would like people to know about you.

I’m a perfectionist, which I consider somewhat of a flaw because no matter what I do I always feel it could be improved.

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SECOND SKINS BY MIGUEL VALLINAS

I love the idea of Miguel Vallinas’ Segundas Pieles (Second Skins), half human/have animal photographs. Who knew that animals could be so stylish?

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Click here to see the entire Second Skins Photo Series.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY 13th WITNESS

After strolling through my blog (yup, I do that sometimes), I realized that I haven’t done many photography posts, which is quite strange since it is one of the many things that I’m interested in. There are so many photographers whose aesthetic I admire and the one I wanted to share with you this evening is the work of Tim McGurr aka 13th Witness. 13th Witness is a Native New Yorker whose photos are raw and intimate at the same time. I love his style of photography because he chooses to look at the “big picture” – literally. His love for architecture and landscapes is what initially drew me to his work.

Below are a just a few of my recent favorite photographs, as well as a short video courtesy of I Am Other on 13th Witness’ background.

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Photographs via 13thwitness.com & video courtesy of I AM Other’s Youtube Channel

WHAT I’M DIGGIN’ ~ iPHONEART.COM

photo#1A few months back I was reading an article on CNN.com titled 12 Tips to Become a Better Smart Phone Photographer. I thought the article gave some pretty good tips considering there are so many people using their smart phones nowadays to capture their everyday goings on. And with apps like Instagram, Hipstamatic, Image Blender and Snapseed (just to name a few) using your smart phone to take photographs has never been more popular.

While reading the above article I was introduced to iPhoneArt.com, which is essentially a gallery of photographs taken by artists who are reveling in the smart phone photography scene. iPhoneArt is also responsible for curating and producing the first annual LA Mobile Arts Festival. Without getting into the debate over whether one should use a phone as a camera – I absolutely love the images and the art that’s showcased on the site and truthfully, I think you will too. The creativity is amazing. Check it out!

MY SKILLSHARE EXPERIENCE

If you’re anything like me and you like to learn new things, then you will love the “global market place for classes” known as Skillshare. Skillshare is an online community of everyday, ordinary people who share their talents with those who are willing to learn. You can find classes on topics from how to make shoes to how to build iPhone apps.

Last month I dived into the Skillshare community and took an online photography class entitled – Street Photography: Capture the Scenes of your City taught by photographer, Kaitlin Rebesco. Although this wasn’t my first time taking an online class, it was my first time with Skillshare and I absolutely loved it! This particular class was 2 weeks long and only cost me $12. Not only did Kaitlin have live office hours once a week to discuss assignments, she also provided excellent street photography resources. There was also great interaction between the students. I’m still friends with some of my classmates on Twitter and Instagram.

So, if you’re in the mood for learning, go on over to Skillshare.com and see what interests you. Let me know what you find!

GORDON PARKS EXHIBITION AT STUDIO MUSEUM HARLEM

How excited was I when I found out that one of my favorite photographers had an upcoming New York exhibition? Too excited! The late, great Gordon Parks’ work will be on display at The Studio Museum in Harlem from November 11, 2012 to March 10, 2013.

Mr. Parks, a fellow Sagittarius would have been celebrating his 100th birthday on November 30. This is a great way to commemorate his memory and his extraordinary talents, not only as a photographer, but as a film maker and musician.

If you’re in NYC, please check it out!

You can find my very first blog post on Gordon Parks and his work from November 2010.

Image via FineAmericaArt.com by Artist, Walter Oliver Neal

WHAT I’M DIGGIN’ (CREVADO.COM)

For those of you who are “Artists, Illustrators, Photographers and other creatives” you might want to read this post :). If you’re looking for a cool online tool to showcase your work, you might want to check out Crevado.com. Like always, I found out about Crevado through my Creative Family on Twitter.

Not only does Crevado offer free services, it’s also very easy to use. You have the option to upgrade your service should you need more privacy and/or space. Your images will be crystal clear, which is great for selling images since that’s also an option on Crevado.

If you decide to join or if you’re already a member, let me know what you think!

Image via Crevado.com