28 January 2010

Lots of Updates


I am back at school for my last semester (sigh of relief) and busier than I have ever been before.

My senior show is coming up and I am pretty behind on the work relating to getting it all done.

I will keep the concept and everything a secret for now.  Hopefully that will draw people to come.  It's still unclear as to where the show will be, and hopefully the location my group proposed will be approved by tomorrow.  If not, the search will continue.

My images for that are due on February 11th for review, critique and, panel approval.  Final submission will be the hanging on February 19th.  The show is on the following Monday the 22nd.

If you can, I would love to see as many people as possible.  This has been an incredible journey to get this far and I am really proud of the work and concept I'm dealing with.  I hope to share it with as many people as possible.  That day will really be a special time of celebration for me.

That's my plug for now.  Another will most definitely be coming especially when I figure out the location.  :o)

In other news, I did a documentary shoot of my mom when I was at home that I STILL haven't had the time to edit through.  I love taking pictures of my parents.  I'll get those up here when I finally get to them.

My new camera came in.  I have upgraded from my little Rebel xt to a (still older version but WAY nicer) 1DS Mark II.  The camera is beautiful and I am really happy with it.

Yesterday in the midst of working test prints in Van Dyke Brown for my show, I did a product shoot for the coffee shop I work at, McConn.  We came out with a new drink recently, a mixture of yogourt and our frozen Jet Tea Smoothie.

All images are © Kirsten Tornes Photography

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06 January 2010


Allright.  So the site is up and running.  Officially.  There are probably still kinks that need to be sorted out, but hopefully we can all look past that and see the work that has been put in so far.  I will be continuing to work on the site, fixing it up to the best of my abilities.

I'm really excited.  Hope you enjoy it!

01 January 2010

New Year, New Work and a Goal.

It's been a while since I've updated the world on my work recently.  The past week and a half has been insanity, leaving school and attending Casey and Jeremiah Schlotman's wedding, finding myself in a surprising position to have to help shoot the wedding because of ridiculous weather problems.  Helping out was a huge learning experience, using Casey's equipment which is amazing but was unfamiliar.  I haven't even been able to see the pictures yet (long story) but I think it turned out okay.

It was quite the learning experience and I'm really glad I was there to be able to help out.

Since then, I've taken a little bit of time of thinking of photography.  I did some crafty work, making hair clips of fabric rosettes.  I got inspired by the craft gallery we had at school and tried my hand at it.  They are really simple and I am pleased with the results.

Also.  Today I took pictures of my dad.  He is a woodworker.  He loves making model boats.  I think in some ways that he imagines he is making real boats when he works on the tiny boat parts.  This particular model boat he's been working on since he was in high school.  Talk about a long-term project!  I wrote a poem about this once.  I'm not sure exactly where it is right now otherwise I would include it.  For now, enjoy the pictures.

The other thing is that I have revamped the design for my website.  I hope to have it up and running in the next two days.  I liked the design for my zen garden site that I did a while back so I reused the graphic I made and am using it for my website.

Here's a preview!

All Images are ©Kirsten Tornes Photography 2010.

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