Emily and I spent this weekend wrapping up the last of her art school (for Fashion) applications. I had a lot of fun shooting imagery for her, taking pictures of her lovely form modeling her lovely clothes. It was splendid. I only wish I had proper strobes. Oh well. I did well despite our amateur equipment.
Below are some of the shots of her creations. I can only hope that F.I.T. and Parsons know what's good for them and take notice. Emily is daring to imagine a new life for herself at an age when it's so easy to be complacent. It shames me in a way, because I could be doing so much more. I'm just proud to know her. She reminds me that so many of my friends do amazing things and take on real challenges over and over. Bethany, Mel, Mark and Sara come to mind. They inspire me to do the same.
[UPDATE, May 2007]
Emily was accepted to BOTH Parsons and FIT for fashion design. Congratulations, Emster!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
The MSA is preparing for its Regional Redevelopment Summit later this month. For the announcement I decided to go with a customized illustration from iStockPhoto. Once again, iStockPhoto comes through beautifully. I obtained a unique 3D-style illustration in vector format and was able to customize it in content, style and color scheme so easily. I drew some new buildings and reworked some of the existing elements to properly represent the kinds of communities the RRS works toward. Vector illustrations are the bomb, plain and simple. The modern colors, type and style of illustration clearly differentiate this piece from junk mail.
The logo for the summit itself is one I developed separately before I began the flyer, but its color scheme drove some of elements naturally. With the logo I wanted to show collaboration (the arrows), use of and building on existing infrastructure and community (the blocks), and unity (the colors).