When I feel something deeply, it usually ends up in a photo at some point. Thus was the case with this image, the first in a short series of underwater photos with were inspired by the documentary Blackfish, about the cruel, tortuous conditions the whales and dolphins at SeaWorld endure every day. In this photo, I wanted to capture the smothering feeling living in an enclosure the size of a bathtub to you and me for the rest of your very sentient life.
Thank you to Katie Johnson for her beautiful underwater modeling in this! There are more gems to come thanks to her :)
My 2014 calendars are now available! Each calendar is filled with 12 of my most popular images from the previous year. They are printed on thick, gorgeous paper and add a little daily dose of magic to your day, or the day of someone you love :)
While I very, very rarely edit more than one photo from any set I shoot, I made an exception with this set. I just couldn’t decide, I liked them all too much! I have a couple posted here, but you can see the whole set on my blog!
And hey, holiday shoppers and art lovers,my 2014 Calendar is ready! It features 12 of my most popular images from the past year and will add a little sprinkle of magic to your everyday :) It’s printed on beautiful, thick, high-quality paper and would make an excellent gift for yourself or someone you love!
Perhaps he had traveled. Now she would, too… He’d been missing too long for things to be wholly right. Nothing knew of him in the yard. Nothing in the house. All of it forgetting, slowly, slowly, she could feel it, and one could only last so long separated from the essence.
A quest waited in those circumstances, always.
The traveler was almost there. If this one knew nothing, she would ask the next. And the next one. One of them would know…. She stood broadside in the gravel and turned her head and asked her question.
Asked if it had seen her boy. Her essence. Her soul.
But if the traveler understood, it showed no sign.
-The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski I recently finished reading for the first time The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, which my wonderful neighbor Donna gave me. I loved it; it’s beautifully written, evocative, expertly tackles some tough story elements and leaves a mark on your heart.
I wrote up a *blog post about how the story touched me, and why I felt compelled to go make it into a self portrait :)
The Shepherdess Please welcome my grandmother Lucea to DreamWorld! To give credit where it’s due, I have to say that I originally got the idea to shoot my grandmother for DreamWorld from Ashley Lebedev’s beautiful portrait of her grandmother. But of course I didn’t want to simply copy her idea, but create a character who really embodied all the things about my grandmother that make her wonderful. I wrote up a blog about the making of this photo, which included discovering that electroluminescent wire exists and how to use it, creating a crown of light, and photographing the lamb (who is perfectly named Too Cute) and my grandmother at completely different times and locations. My Gramma is a wonderful, strong, very special lady and I’m so glad I was given the idea to photograph her for DreamWorld! *Prints *Blog *Facebook *Twitter *Sarah Allegra Artistry
Crushed By The Weight He released his lip and said softly, “We been a lookin’, Ma. Been walkin’ out sence we can’t use the gas no more. Been goin’ in ever’ gate, walkin’ up to ever’ house, even when we knowed they wasn’t gonna be nothin’. Puts a weight on ya. Goin’ out lookin’ for somepin you know you ain’t gonna find.” Tom Joad - The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck Katie and I were both feeling a bit crushed and disheartened the day we took this, so it was very therapeutic for both of us. Model: Katie Johnson
Aerie and Beloved Of The Crown. Starring author Peter S. Beagle, most well known for his beloved story The Last Unicorn, and featuring models Katie Johnson and Dedeker Winston.
I wrote a big blog entry about how I achieved my vision, hand-crafting each item on a shoestring budget.