Hey so…it’s been a while, huh?
Well, I was feeling really reluctant to put up this new work for fear of it getting stolen. But I’m trying to trust the internet and I’ve put up three new photographs I’m really super proud of. It’s from a series I had started two summers ago (that I would love to continue working on if I can find the time) of mountain landscapes. I’m literally doing things Ansel Adams style, hiking up mountains with a 4×5 view camera and a big, hulking tripod. So far the shots I have are all from New Hampshire, but maybe I’ll get some more from some other mountain ranges when the weather gets warmer.
I actually ended up selling a print of the Mt Willard image to a gentleman I met while on that very hike. Him and his wife were vacationing in New Hampshire and happened to be making the hike the same day as I was. We got to talking, he took down my information, and within a month he had purchased a HUGE print (it was about 30″ wide in the mat) from me as a surprise birthday gift for his wife. It was my first real sale as a real life professional fine art photographer. So that’s pretty cool.
Anyway, I’ll quit rambling. Hope you all like them! Keep your fingers crossed that I get to make some more soon.
So, I finally got around to finishing up the new logo I designed for myself. If you haven’t been to visit my new resume, here’s what my new logo looks like:
(Please ignore the weird grey line, I’m not sure why it’s there and I can’t seem to make it go away either. Gah!)
You are all probably wondering now, why a crab and a feather in a circle? Well, the circle just makes it look nice, but the crab and the feather part are significant to me. I’m an early summer baby and therefore a cancer. But since I’m not that interested in my zodiac, all I can say is that I think the crab is a good representation of part of my personality. They’re shy creatures, but still strong and powerful when they need to be. I also love the ocean and everything that lives in it and near it, including our little crab friends. I especially love lobsters but the crab just worked better in the illustration.
The feather has a handful of it’s own meanings as well. It represents my love for writing. I could write and write and write for days if hand cramps, eating and sleeping weren’t an issue. I mostly write for myself, but I think if I took a few courses I might feel more confident to share some of my writing someday. Definitely not soon, but someday. The feather also symbolizes my wanderlust. I love traveling and visiting new places, whether it’s someplace close by or hours and hours away. (Now if only there was some magical solution to my motion sickness problem…also, when is money actually going to start growing on trees?) Birds get to travel all over, whenever they want, they’re the best jet setters and the feathers help them do that.
Anyway, enough my babbling. I don’t have much going on right now. I just started a new job with one of those mall portrait places, so I probably won’t have much time for my own work for a while. I’ll try my best though. Setting my sights on possibly getting a masters in business through the Greek university attached to my college so I can go back to Greece again. But that’s a long way off. We’ll see what happens!
So I finally gave in and uploaded my best work from my trip to Greece. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it will stay here and not end up floating around the internet, but we’ll see how that goes. I have also, as you probably noticed, changed the look of my website! It took me a few hours to get it just how I wanted it, but I think it’s looking pretty sharp. I even made my front page image the image I’m showing in the Alumni Exhibition that I spoke about in my previous blog post.
There isn’t much more to update on. I’m still on a bit of a hiatus for my personal and professional work. But if you’re looking to see more from my trip to Greece, please feel free to check out my blog from the trip at Livvy Goes to Greece. All of my posts are still available to the public and will be indefinitely, so go take a look!
In just a few weeks I will be exhibiting a photograph I took in Greece in my former college’s annual Alumni Exhibition. I am very excited to have the honor to even be in the show since I’m not even a year into my alumni status. The show will run from January 23rd until February 26th and the formal opening and award ceremony (where they will choose one work to be purchased for the college’s permanent collection) is on January 29th from 5-7pm. I will include at the bottom of this post all those dates and times again and the address just in case anyone would like to come out and support some local artists!!!
Other than this show, my art has somewhat been put on hold. While I have plenty of professional images from Greece I’ve been meaning to put up on here, I am still a little hesitant to do so. They’re all mostly landscapes and the like, so I’m a little worried that they will be easily stolen and/or copyrighted. I do not personally like watermarking my work in any circumstance because I feel it degrades the viewers ability to wholly appreciate my work. But it may come to that if I do eventually decide to put up my photographs from Greece. Otherwise, I may just keep them from myself and hope to possibly get a book made of them instead in the future!
Here’s the information on the NHIA Alumni Exhibition:
January 23 – February 26, 2014
French Building Gallery
148 Concord St.
Manchester, NH 03104
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: January 29, 2014, 5–7pm
I’ve been putting off uploading my professional work from Greece since I was so satisfied with what ended up on my blog (livvygoestogreece.wordpress.com) from my iPhone. But I think it’s about time that I add some of my actual work that came out of that trip since I have quite a bit of it. As of right now I’m not sure how much I’ll post, and as I’d still like to make a book out of my travels, possibly with some clips from my blog, it might just be a few images that will eventually be in the book. I’m moving from one apartment to another over the next few days, so the new images will not be up until probably Tuesday, but they’re all edited and just waiting to be resized for the web so it should be a fairly quick process. Hope everyone still enjoys what work I do have up. Feel free to contact me about purchasing any prints or arranging for a commission!
The preview party is tonight!
When: 6-9PM, May 18th, 2013
Where: the French, Amherst, & Lowell Buildings of the NHIA campus in Manchester, NH
Tickets can be purchased at the door. $40 Adults, $60 Couples.
Open bar and appetizers!
I am so excited! This is my very first gallery opening and I can’t wait for everyone to see my work! I worked so incredibly hard on my project and I’m really proud of what I accomplished! If you are in the Manchester area, please feel free to stop by and check out some amazing artwork by NHIA’s Senior class and the underclassmen work as well!
So, I received this email this morning:
I want to reiterate how impressed I was with your capstone book; you beautifully blended the genres of literature and photography. I have no doubt that your piece will not only have an emotional impact on those who read it, but will also help mark your arrival into the field of photography.
I would like to ask your permission to show the book at a conference in June. I’m presenting a paper at Dartmouth about how the library utilizes Special Collections and the types of student work we archive. I very much consider your book (Reflections, was it?) one these important pieces. If this is okay with you, we would like to purchase a copy. What is the best way to go about this?
Thank you in advance! Again, what beautiful work you’ve done. A triumph.
Emily is the librarian for the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s Teti Library (my college). And to explain a little of what this email is about, the Teti Library has a special room called “Special Collections” where over the years people and benefactors have donated incredibly expensive/very old/incredibly influential photo and art related books. Some of the cooler items (in my opinion) we have in Special Collections are original copies of every issue of Camera Works by Alfred Stieglitz, a few original editions of Richard Avedon books, and even a book made by Henri Cartier-Bresson. So with that context in mind, Emily, the librarian for the Teti Library and our Special Collections, wants to buy my book from my senior project (my “Remembrance” project, click to see just the images from that series) to put my book into Special Collections. This is a huge honor.
And besides the fact that my book is going into Special Collections Emily also wants to show my book at a librarian conference at Dartmouth College when she presents her paper about “how Special Collections enhances the research experience from freshmen english through senior capstone papers.” I am so thrilled. So excited. I can’t even express it in words. I’m supposed to go in tomorrow to meet with the librarians to arrange to order my book and I’m baffled that this is all happening so quickly. I only got my personal copy last Friday and I’m already being offered this amazing opportunity. I couldn’t be happier.
I will be travelling to Greece for approximately a month in May/June. While I’m there I’m keeping a blog to post iPhone pictures and my thoughts on the trip. Please check out that blog!
Livvy Goes to Greece!
Annual Student Exhibition!
Preview Party: May 18, 6 – 9 pm. Student Exhibition: May 19-June 14.
French Building, Amherst and Lowell Street Galleries, NHIA Campus, Manchester, NH
Admission for Preview Party: $40 Adults/$60 Couples
On display in each of the campus galleries, this exhibition features works by the 2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts graduating class. Also on exhibit will be works by underclassmen displayed in studios and hallways throughout the campus. Each area of concentration offered at the Institute will be represented in the exhibition.
Click here for more info!
From the Artist:
I will be participating in this exhibition for my senior project titled “Remembrance.” Please check out this project ahead of time under the corresponding menu tab! I am very excited for this show as it is my first show as a professional artist. Hope to see you there!