Props by Brent
“To stay true to Mandy’s topic of ‘photobooth’, we decided to go as authentic as possible. A quick trip to the fabric store, and some meticulous hand-sewing by Mandy, and voila! We had a backdrop. If you couldn’t already tell, I just grabbed random props from around my apartment for use in each frame.” –B
The Many Faces of Dusty by Mandy
When Brent and I attended our friends’ wedding last weekend, we seized the opportunity to take a bunch of photos in the photobooth. There is something so special and nostalgic about sitting in a private booth and unleashing our silliest selves. As usual, I used Dusty as my muse. I placed her on top of a small box and kept snapping pictures of her movements. After uploading the images onto my laptop, I saw the last photo and seriously lost it. I am so happy I got that shot.
Brent decided to present a pretty challenging concept to photograph for this week:
Repeat History (do a modern-day recreation of an old photo).
Love in Red by Mandy
“Brent and I had the pleasure of attending our friends’ Doug and Dona’s wedding. Held at the famed Cuoco restaurant by Tom Douglas (one of their favorite chefs), the reception was filled with fragrant red roses, the bride was wearing a stunning red gown that she designed herself, and the scrumptious cake was topped with beautiful red flowers. Doug and Dona are two of the most charismatic people I’ve ever met, and dually talented as well. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful day with us, Doug and Dona!” –M
3-Ball, Corner Pocket by Brent
As I do on a pretty regular basis, I found myself at the local pool hall this weekend with a few friends. It’s rare that I use models in my photos, but this one seemed like it was warranted to bring some intensity, and also to show my perspective as I cream Skyler at pool.
Doug and Dona’s wedding helped inspire Mandy to choose an under-represented format of photography. Next week, we’ll be taking photos as if from a…
Beer, Beer, Barbecue, and Beer by Brent
“Sorry folks for the late photo. This weekend I flew to Michigan to celebrate my former roommate Dave’s bachelor party. Not only did traveling and partying take away photography time, but I also had to work the weeknights to make sure I accomplished enough before leaving. I was forced to think of a senses photo on the road. And as so many do at bachelor parties, I decided to focus on the lack of senses instead.” –B
I Smell Pie By Mandy
I’ve had a lot of free time on my hands as of late. This means that I get to indulge in some of my favorite things, like cooking. One of Brent’s favorite desserts is cherry pie so needless to say, I bake cherry pie quite a bit. I think one of the reasons why some people enjoy cooking so much is because it really does involve all the senses. The feel of dough in your hands, the sound of sizzling tart cherries, the sight of a golden brown crust, the buttery sugar smell slowly filling the room, and of course, the taste of the first bite. As you can see, Promo shares my sentiments exactly.
The topic that Brent chose for next week is also the name of one of my favorite Chevelle songs.
Hint: It’s a color.
Have you guessed? That was a very easy hint.
Red. Seeing red again.