Last weeks shoot…

Stephanie, in redHad a great shoot last weekend, messing around in old city with Stephanie. We had such a good time, we wound up shooting for > 4 hours without even noticing! We also got a ton of rubberneckers as we invaded the streets of old city – a group of touristst ran up to try and snap shots of Stephanie too while we posed in front of the first Bank of the US.

Anyway, came back with some nice shots and we’ll be heading out again for tomorrow’s Strobist meetup!

Stephanie, in red #2

a few shots from St. John

I was actually somewhat dissapointed with my work from the St. John trip, but I did get a few decent images. (not counting the photoshoots with Vicky and Sasha, some great stuff from those!)

click the pics for larger views on flickr.

“2 Pelicans” – Maho Bay, St John
2 Pelicans

“The Silver Lining” – taken from the balcony of our villa.
The Silver Lining

“Driftwood” – Cinnamon Bay, St. John
Driftwood on Cinnamon Bay

“Decay” – Photo/Encaustic mixed media

This is a first of a series of encaustic/photography hybrid mixed media pieces.

I wanted to illustrate the theme of urban decay and sprawl encroaching on natural spaces and landscapes.

the piece is 16″x20″ – photo (printed on arches watercolor paper) and encaustic on panel. I used watercolor paper to print the photo for it’s absorbent nature, to allow the wax to adhere (and not flake off later). The photo was attached to the primed board (primed with Golden’s Absorbent Ground) with a thinned acrylic medium instead of glue. When dry, the encaustic was painted over the top, fusing in layers as normal.

Decay #1