I’ve been following the rehearsals of a new show based on the notes of Nijinsky. Here’s Monica Petrica - prima ballerina of National Opera and Filip Ristovsky choreographed by Malina Andrei. I’ll come back with more material as the show will pick up.
I try to remind myself how hard it is to get back to drawing after a break - and nothing better than the lunch break to break the broken habit.
Yet things get smoother and tend to perform better when more people get the same mindset - so i have filed a complaint to my friend Dan who’s currently in Germany for a ping-pong match.
I started by sending him the very first doodle.. the warm up. I was just loosely splashing colors interested to nail some details in the shadows while a strong light source is around. A things for subtle values. What a mess:
Well, my friend Dan being amazing with his environment started to bark on my about perspective and construction and such - and he was right. This is what he sent me back (the happy guy took what he please from my sketch and had his way with it)
Yet, i’m a guy who likes to build and follow along… yet.. i had to fix his colors :) and went on adding some details, changing the proportions and having a good time. This is what i sent back:
Currently he mumbles about how he doesn’t like unfinished work - so.. i’m standing by for the update from his side. In the meantime… i fool around and doodle. I should go out there and get myself a model (we all need models in our lives no ? ) and take my hands (my eyes and my brain) on a study or two. In the meantime… fooling around should do (it’s crazy how stuck the mind gets when you try to break away from the comfort zone)
I am considering to take a break from photography and focus on other things but i ended up close to a camera again. I had the pleasure to be shot by the young photographer - Martha Sarah - from Butterfly Caught I will post my shots as soon as i find some time to sort them out. Thx for looking.
My appologies for the drag. I’m swamped with work and most of it… i can’t show yet. Here is the round 3 of mobile snaps. (you gotta scroll a while for the previous rounds i guess) I’m not going to tell the stories here…but i hope you can make your own. Enjoy.
All pics taken with a Samsung Galaxy S and the RetroCamera Free app. Damn technology :)
oh dear… I haven’t been lazy at all but i wasn’t just as lucky.
Here are 2 previews of two shots that are almost done. And i’ve added another picture of the days i was a half-red-head just to motivate myself to paint some more (i’ve been doodling lately in lunch breaks but the results are always dull.)
I’ll explain it all once i’ll post the real photos - As usual there are Models, Makeup, Hair, Set Design, Location, Hand Painted stuff and the rest of the story… i’ll say it all with the rest of the pictures.
And this one is part of a mono-light double shooting experiment (yeah.. shut up already)
oh - and the red alert:
That’s it for now. Have a great weekend. I’ll go busy.
I didn’t manage to come up with new photos of the final painted sofa exposed in the Ebenist Maler show @ Atelierul de productie.
As i was mentioning below - it’s long story about a place where you feel safe enough to save your life and (in case you want to change it all) leave your old skin and start anew. It’s how i try to live, being ok with what i’ve done during the day - so i can confidently save the progress. If i’m not.. .i’m ready to leave the skin out and… try again. Here are two small videos of the expo with great art from the artists included in the show.
It was a gread pleasure to be surounded with amazing people.
The rest of the magic team si listed below. Always a pleasure to work with Diana Ionescu (Makeup) and Anca Macavei (Hair style) as well as meeting new people on each shot.
There’s so much to love about the charmingly pretty Manoush clothes that we dedicated our entire attention to them for this shoot. For this session of pictures we envisioned an atmosphere within the boutique that at first sight seems detached from a fairy tale, very much dominated by pink, candy, muffins and colorful fashion items. Discreetly flirty, boldly feminine yet childish models, in a dazzling cultural blend and absolutely charming setting induced a surreal atmosphere but with a reminiscent of a vaguely ominous magic for our manifesto. “It was a fairy tale, no fooling. It was unreality becoming real. This frightened her. Because people don’t care for unreality becoming real. It pricks their well-fed minds, you see, with something like a hunger pang. They prefer the logical stuffiness of expectancy. It is only at certain times that they weaken, letting imagination in. That’s the time to get them.”— Richard Matheson Blending elements of the romantic and boho style, promoting an unconventional, free spirit with no imagination boundaries we ended up in an exquisite experience of a fragile territory that swept us right into the heart of a fantasy world. It is an intimate and immersive inner exploration from the models staind point, a sort of otherworldly, dreaming calm expressed euphemistically via photography. <Cotton Candy Asylum> is sweat, fashion implosion and the match point.
Les Poupees Manoush - The One Magazine Romania
Fotograf Andrei Fantana Modele Ioana Liliana Gheoghe, Iulia Burtea Make-up Diana Ionescu Coafura Anca Macavei Concept Medina Pop Vestimentatie Manoush Locatie Magazin Manoush, Baneasa Shopping City
There is magic in the preparation in anticipation for something. I’ve been working on these photos for a long time now and doing so I’ve come to love some pixels, here and there. I’ve spent my time with the model tuning the light on each shoulder, on each wrinkle on each hair for days. She was my lover for past months and she has no idea. Yet it’s more than that. I’ve com e to love my team and the time we take to buy flowers for the hair, the hours of makeup, the pushing of furniture around and the authentic vintage clothes, the constant movement of lights and the drive… there is a drive for complex beauty – I love that. She’s been waiting for these photos. I’ve been waiting to post them too. And I did my preparation. In the shot she was waiting for … him. And I hope people take the same kind of effort in the preparation of a simple moment, I hope elegance and femininity and all these rules that we don’t seem to need for our survival still hold some ground in some minds, in some hearts.