Future Forest 2017

A few photos from Future Forest 2017, where I had the privilege of making a few paintings and setting up a black-light art installation!

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Circuit Witch & Dreadful Kreations

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I’m really excited about these photos, and I’m glad I finally got around to sharing them! These ladies are super talented! More to come soon 🙂

Model/MUA: Circuit Witch
Photographer: Shannon Sabra Creative
Dreads: Dreadful Kreations
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Photo assistant: Amanda Brown
Dress: Pandora Deluxe Latex
Wrist Cuffs: LS Seven
Goggles & Collar: Cyberdog
Make-Up Brands: Jeffree Star Cosmetics, Makeup Monsters Cosmetics, Sugarpill Cosmetics​, Kryolan Professional Make-up Contacts: GEO Animation Violet CP F6 from PinkyParadise – Largest Circle Lens Store
Boots: Transmuters (discontinued)

Speed-retouch | Self Portrait

Every photographer has their own process. Mine has very little to do with the actual photography part. I like to spend as little time in-camera as possible, and make the real magic happen in post.  I wanted to show the progression of a single photo from start to finish, so I made a time-lapse screen capture of my editing over the course of several hours (condensed to 3 minutes for your viewing). Enjoy!

I treat a photo like a half-finished painting: softening every detail, painting in the shadows and highlights, adjusting every colour accent, and overlaying gritty textures. Here is a before & After look:

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I understand that some photographers would prefer the original, raw version of this photo. But art is just an opinion, isn’t it? Thanks for reading!

Self-Portrait | Lavender

I felt a spark of creativity last night and decided to set up the studio for a self portrait. It’s been a while since I used my camera for something creative and personal and I was excited to use some outfits from long lost shoots. I had a really great time editing this photo and actually made a time-lapse video of the edit process, which I’ll share here shortly.

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Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley of the Incas

Our third day in the Cusco region was amazing. We traveled through the sprawling mountains of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visited Ollantaytambo (a small town at the base of an old military stronghold for Manco Inca Yupanqui, leader of the Inca resistance), and we watched a wonderful demonstration of the colour dying process for Alpaca sweaters in Chinchero.  This shot was taken in Ollantaytambo.

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Wearer of many hats

I was excited to finally set up a studio space in the corner of the apartment. I snapped a few quick pictures of me and some objects I use on the daily, and this was the strange, but kind of cool, result. I was inspired by the American Ultra posters, and did not intend for this to be representative of anything religious. I didn’t really plot it out, but now I’ve decided that there are 6 symbolic references in this photo. Colored pencils (art), harmonica (music), journal (writing, expression), camera (work), pipe (leisure), Pippin (love, family) and the Temperence Tarot card (balance and will-power). I also added a moon because, well I’m just more of a moon person.

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The Festival of Lights

I was lucky enough to get an invite to the Diwali Festival event in Halifax to take some photos last night. Diwali (the festival of lights) is a cultural holiday in India that spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. The event was absolutely beautiful- awesome dancing and yummy food. Happy Diwali!

A Florentine Museum

My neck was sore from walking around, gawking at the ceiling art. And my eyes were tired from squinting and adjusting to the tiny intricate details and then huge murals stretching from floor to ceiling. Everywhere that you look, the art, history and beauty fills your head. I only wish I could have stayed in Italy for a while longer to let it all sink in.Ren-museum-florence-2

Fundy National Park

I spent the day with my amazing mother, hiking and laying on the beach in the sun. I took some photos along the mossy, wooded hiking trails in the park. And there’s no shortage of crystal clear (and ice cold) running brooks along the paths. The thick canopy cover allows for long exposures, even in the middle of the day! If you ever get a chance to visit Fundy National Park, remember to check out Wolfe Point and Dickson Falls hiking trail!

Iphone Art | July 26th

I’ve been using a few fun apps to combine my photography and iphone pics with geometric designs and edits! It’s a lot of fun! I’ve been using PhotoCandy for the geometric elements and Fragment for creating really cool abstract images. Check it out! You can get PhotoCandy App, and Fragment here. The possibilities are endless!