What You See Isn’t Reality (Retouching Walk-Through)

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Like any good educated human and staunch feminist I have mixed feelings about retouching. I totally understand why the abuse of retouching can create problems on both a personal and a societal level. But as an artist and professional photographer, I love how I can use Photoshop and similar tools to create an image that […]

Famous Fictional: It’s the Dawn, You’ll See

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Each year Mad Art Gallery hosts one of my favorite arts shows: Famous Fictional. The exact theme changes each year, but always revolves around fictional characters in some capacity. This year the theme was “Famous Fictional Goes to 11!” and featured art that depicted fictional bands. That is to say, bands that don’t exist in […]

Anatomy of a Victorian Photoshoot

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Last week I had the chance to work on with Cat on this modern take on the Victorian photoshoot. Cat is a woman of many and diverse talents, not the least of which is the patience and skill required to construct elaborate period costumes.  She and her husband (and now their two daughters) have dressed […]