14 December 2010

India Schmindia

Today I am featuring the artwork of my husband-to-be, Michael Kaiser.

In 2010 he went on a spring break trip to Calcutta, India while I relaxed on the beaches of West Palm Beach, Florida.  He came home with some amazing photography, which we have recently unearthed from the corners of his external hard drive and I decided to edit a few of them.  I am considering putting these pictures up in the gallery (Shaviq) I have art featured in here in Rapid, as it is time to switch around the art shown there.

Without further adieu.


30 November 2010

house on 8th street

abandoned places are really fun to photograph.  i used to go to empty places and derelict buildings to shoot all the time in high school & early college.  Since I had started focusing more on fashion, documentary & commercial work I have stopped shooting for fun at these locations.

This house no longer exists but it stood for a while on 8th street, or mt. rushmore road in rapid city.

more are coming, these are just a few that belong together.

images are © Kirsten Tornes Photography 2010

Please don't steal.


He is my best model.  ever.

And he is mine for ever.

I set this shoot up on a whim of "i need to shoot something RIGHT NOW!"

For anyone (parents, or otherwise) who might be offended, neither mike or I smoke regularly... this is a treat.

22 November 2010

Katie & Olivia

Went out shooting a while ago with Katie (my future sister-in-law) and her best friend Olivia.  It was a beautiful day and we took advantage of the fall colors and the warm weather.

All photographs are ©Kirsten Tornes Photography 2010
Please Don't Steal.

27 October 2010

Fall Outing

Please forgive the rapid fire updating.

I have been shooting, but not staying on top of editing.

Here's the story:  Spearfish Canyon is the absolute place to be when the fall colors begin to change in the Black Hills.  "Peak weekend" is reported in the newspaper as the time when the colors will be the best of the season.  The reason spearfish canyon is then favorite location is because of the fact that most of the black hills are covered in Evergreens.  However, in spearfish, deciduous trees are everywhere.  The colors here change into the most magnificent display of fall found in the hills.

Mike, Eric, Sam and I decided we must go.

All images © kirsten tornes photography 2010
Please don't steal.