Monday, February 9, 2009

What is Real?

I've been playing with inserting textural backgrounds into my images lately, as you may have noticed in my latest "Halo Series," which can be viewed in it's entirety here. I have attempted this technique in the past but abandoned it when I couldn't get it to look real enough, this time I think I'm getting pretty close. I included an enlargement so you can get a closer look.

Background textures were created by Princess of Shadows at DeviantART and were used by permission. Check them out for yourself at

Saturday, February 7, 2009

CarbonMade - Fantastic Portfolio Site!

So I just stumbled across what I think will become my favorite place to showcase my photography portfolio. It's called CarbonMade and it is the simplest, cleanest, and easiest gallery site I've ever come across. Oh, and I come across a lot of them, it seems like once a week a I get an email from a new one that wants me to start an account there.

Perfect for photographers looking for somewhere to showcase their images (with a free option to boot) and even more perfect for fans that just like to view fantastic art. Oh, and as a bonus I just posted a sneak preview of the new series I'm in the middle of finishing right now, the "Halo" series, named for the ring of hair - not the video game. Check out my gallery here -

And start your own gallery at and feel free to link it in the comments here!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Bare Series

My latest series to be completed, the "bare series." Not to be confused with the similar sounding "bear series", which apparently has led to a couple of misunderstandings. No Bears were harmed, nor even used, in the making of this series. Not because of a compassion for bears mind you, simply because bears didn't seem to be available.

Styling and makeup by Paula Dahlberg.