23 March 2010

playing around with flash

Most of the work that I do for myself right now is experimental. I am working with what I have learned and pairing it with skills that I have developed over the last 7-8 years and just being creative.  Most of the time things don't work out.  There are folders and folders of photoshoots gone wrong on my harddrive.  It's sort of discouraging but being creative with what you are learning is the best way to go even with the risk of failure.  Among those folders of "failed shoots" are successful shoots and most of the time I needed to fail to get to the success.

I have yet to decide about how much i love these pictures.  I did a little playing around with flash & slash.  Pop of light, followed by a long exposure.

I am so inspired right now by the photography I'm seeing in Kristen Marie's  work.  She is a wonderful photographer who I got the opportunity to talk to for a bit.  She is based in Seattle and is in community with other incredible wedding photographers James Moes, Max Wanger, Sean Flanigan, Ben Blood, and Jenny Jimenez.  

Look and be inspired!

Love love love.

14 March 2010

Tea + Milk

Second photo shoot for McConn went really well.  I took pictures for the new menu item -- Tea Lattes!

Steep tea in steamed milk and you have a creamy little treat that some people really love a lot.

I really enjoyed photographing the ad for them a bit more than drinking them but that's okay you should still try one!!!

Also!  I redesigned my logo!!!

I know, I know, I keep redesigning.  I just keep on changing my preferences and needing a new design! Give me some input if you have any.  

Keep an eye out for pictures from California aaaaand a photo shoot I did for fun, messing around with lighting and some flash & slash stuff.  some different work to come.  

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

09 March 2010

Senior Show

Now that the show is coming down on thursday, i have finally gotten around to posting about it.  Hope you were able to see it in person while it was up, but if not, i guess you will see it here and i might even show it again soon!

Like I said last time, my senior show ended up being a revisited project that I began over a year ago when I had my heart broken and a lot of big questions to ask.

Here's the series as it was finally presented.

All prints are available for purchase, just contact me!

Here's some documentary of the evening, thanks to my dad the designated photographer of the day.

Adam Boxell

All image are © Kirsten Tornes Photography 2010

Please don't steal.