Personal Art and Inspiration Notebook

16th October 2014

Photo with 3 notes

"Maybe you should explain how I’m hurting you, so I can decide if your complaint is legitimate or not."
I worked on several promos and character references for this graphic novel with Lee Zyu, a writer and illustrator.  I started by photographing the character refs (Elyn, the main character, is actually based on model Kirst Callahan) and Lee and I finished the images and layout together.  I can’t take any credit for the text / story, but I thought this was a cute panel.

"Maybe you should explain how I’m hurting you, so I can decide if your complaint is legitimate or not."

I worked on several promos and character references for this graphic novel with Lee Zyu, a writer and illustrator.  I started by photographing the character refs (Elyn, the main character, is actually based on model Kirst Callahan) and Lee and I finished the images and layout together.  I can’t take any credit for the text / story, but I thought this was a cute panel.

Tagged: street harassmentharassment twfeminismkickasswomen in comicsfemale mcstrong female leadstrong female protagonistmodelphotography

12th October 2014

Photo reblogged from ~~May the Spirit of Love be with you always~~ with 1,659 notes

Tagged: gothicbirdnightraven

12th October 2014

Photo reblogged from ☽ The Ancient Wisdom ☾ with 781 notes

Tagged: halloweennightworld

12th October 2014

Post with 1 note

The great challenge in making images about women is that you confront an audience—even the curators and critics and the very classically “educated” parts of your audience—that have been expressly socialized to see women as decorative objects, devoid of any other qualities.  These are people who can write 10,000 words about everything Monet’s Water Lilies are and mean and experience—the way they are arranged, the color, the style, the artist, the timing, the innate philosophy of the work—but if you show them an image depicting a woman, all they have to say about it is, “oh, how pretty.”

Tagged: feminismart criticismartists on tumblrfemale artistsmodels

8th October 2014

Photo reblogged from Porsche Blogs Portsmouth with 17 notes

portsmouthnh:

Outside my window right now.
Moon over Portsmouth, NH

portsmouthnh:

Outside my window right now.

Moon over Portsmouth, NH

Tagged: moonnightnightworldskycloudshalloweenautumnscaryspookybeautifulgothgothicplanet

9th September 2014

Photo reblogged from To Be Cuntinued with 256,817 notes

Tagged: trafficnightworld

Source: Flickr / daitozen

26th August 2014

Photo reblogged from MICHAEL CARINI with 4,570 notes

nankliang:

In progress.

nankliang:

In progress.

Tagged: nightworld

Source: nankliang

23rd August 2014

Post reblogged from Not All Things To All People At All Times with 10 notes

Scoliosis

twisthetaleteller:

I could take my dress off

and show you the crooked curve where my spine veers off a natural course

Into an unfortunate tangle of ligaments and bone

but I should not have to.

I should not have to bare my breasts, and body

and allow you to perform an exam

of my tropic of vertebrae

and my one hunched shoulder

and my bulging.

You are not my doctor.

I should not have to peel pack the layer of personhood

and give you access to me, my skeleton, what is and was me

in order for you to believe

that I am in pain.

You are not the brain

connected to my body.

You are not in control here. You do not control me, my life, my actions,

my choices

and you do not get to decide where it hurts.

You are not the final arbiter

of whether I am hungry enough to eat

tired enough to sleep

screaming enough to breath

contorted enough for paralysis

You don’t experience my feelings. I do.

You should not have to, and I should not have to let you.

Tagged: poempoetrymental healthhealthdisabilityabilityableismscoliosisdiseasefakingmedical issuespain

22nd August 2014

Photo reblogged from Oxford Academic (Oxford University Press) Tumblr with 221 notes

oupacademic:

These two photos were taken before and after a supernova explosion. The first image (a) shows the location of the star before the explosion, and the second images shows (b) the flash of light emitted by the supernova explosion. This explosion was photographed in 1987, but actually took place about 170,000 years earlier (it took 170,000 years for the flash of light to reach Earth). Supernova explosions occur in large stars. The energy released by these explosions can synthesize elements with up to 92 protons. (via Physical Geology Today – Origin of the Chemical Elements)

oupacademic:

These two photos were taken before and after a supernova explosion. The first image (a) shows the location of the star before the explosion, and the second images shows (b) the flash of light emitted by the supernova explosion. This explosion was photographed in 1987, but actually took place about 170,000 years earlier (it took 170,000 years for the flash of light to reach Earth). Supernova explosions occur in large stars. The energy released by these explosions can synthesize elements with up to 92 protons. (via Physical Geology Today – Origin of the Chemical Elements)

Tagged: astronomystarsnightworld

20th August 2014

Photo

Enjoy this delightful lack of evidence that I spent $15k studying #art at uni. #acrylic #painting #pastel #ocean #seacoast #moon #moonscapes

Enjoy this delightful lack of evidence that I spent $15k studying #art at uni. #acrylic #painting #pastel #ocean #seacoast #moon #moonscapes

Tagged: pastelartmoonscapesoceanseacoastacrylicmoonpainting