In honour of my new temp job…
Category Archives: photography
“I see thee better in the dark / I do not need a light.” – Emily Dickinson
photo from 15 Cents Photography
In the spirit of my previous post “Zombie Mums & Tots” I’ve found an incredible, adorable photography company based in Houston, Texas.
It started when I found this photograph on weheartit.com…
…and decided that any future children of mine have a mighty good chance of looking like this every Christmas.
The company responsible for the photo is called Locked Illusions and you can see their site here. It’s run by Brittany & Benjamin Bentine and they specialise in children & family photography.
Their finished photographs have a gorgeous gothic/fantasy/rockabilly/steampunk vibe and while I understand that some people might expect something more traditional when photographing children, I think it’s genius. The technical knowledge behind the images is obvious – the lighting, the composition, the locations – and the makeup and costumes are really beautiful. Everything works perfectly together to create each scene.
actor Paul Wesley, behind the scenes on The Vampire Diaries
photo from Chris Grismer, director
“So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are.” – Guy Laramee