Throwback Tuesday
*reminder: shoot in harsh light more often, push your “eye” and your gear. Throwback Tuesday
*reminder: shoot in harsh light more often, push your “eye” and your gear.

Throwback Tuesday

*reminder: shoot in harsh light more often, push your “eye” and your gear.

“I’d rather talk about ideas rather than other people”

davykesey:

New business cards, designed by alexandersattler. He’s a super talented creative. 

“I never thought that I’d be discovered. I just thought I’d be somebody who was a hard worker. For me, things started to happen once I completely gave up the concept of being discovered. I discovered what I wanted to do. That would be my advice to young performers: don’t want to be famous. Want to be legendary. In many ways, fame is the industrial disease of creativity. It’s a sludgy byproduct of making things.”
And in reference to that last post, here are a few samples of work that didn’t quite make the cut for an upcoming album design. 
Share your process and the mistakes happy little accidents that you’ve made along the way.
*damn straight I just made a Bob Ross reference And in reference to that last post, here are a few samples of work that didn’t quite make the cut for an upcoming album design. 
Share your process and the mistakes happy little accidents that you’ve made along the way.
*damn straight I just made a Bob Ross reference And in reference to that last post, here are a few samples of work that didn’t quite make the cut for an upcoming album design. 
Share your process and the mistakes happy little accidents that you’ve made along the way.
*damn straight I just made a Bob Ross reference And in reference to that last post, here are a few samples of work that didn’t quite make the cut for an upcoming album design. 
Share your process and the mistakes happy little accidents that you’ve made along the way.
*damn straight I just made a Bob Ross reference And in reference to that last post, here are a few samples of work that didn’t quite make the cut for an upcoming album design. 
Share your process and the mistakes happy little accidents that you’ve made along the way.
*damn straight I just made a Bob Ross reference And in reference to that last post, here are a few samples of work that didn’t quite make the cut for an upcoming album design. 
Share your process and the mistakes happy little accidents that you’ve made along the way.
*damn straight I just made a Bob Ross reference

And in reference to that last post, here are a few samples of work that didn’t quite make the cut for an upcoming album design. 

Share your process and the mistakes happy little accidents that you’ve made along the way.

*damn straight I just made a Bob Ross reference

P R O C E S S

Not everything you make is going to be perfect on the first try…nor will the second, third, or 97th try for that matter.

If you’re a creator (I use this word lightly these days) of any kind, you learn very early on to love and respect "THE PROCESS" 

This magical/mythical process being everything and anything that occurs or is produced up until the final product is complete and the job is done, damnit. The time and effort leading up till that final moment where the job is completed is filled with lots of failures, disappointments, doubts, bad ideas, missed marks, more bad ideas, and usually unimpressed or yet to be satisfied clients, etc. 

It is, however, important to realize that in this process is where your few moments of brilliant clarity and spot-on work actually derive their origins. From every failure and bad idea, something has been gained/learned (albeit that your ideas sucked, BUT STILL) and you are able to move on to the next attempt with a better understanding and sharper vision of what you want/need to create.

Everyone’s process is different and specific to the tasks at hand. Some folks take 10 tries and others take a 100 tries. Some people use only technology while others always start with the tactile and tangible (a.k.a. what everyone had to do before 1998). Some folks first tries look like other people’s finished products and that’s just fine. 

All that to say this, make your process your own. Develop, experiment, fail, distort, disrupt, learn, challenge, critique, process, share, soak it all up into the very fibers of your self and your creative endeavors. Own it.

-A

NIKE KILLSHOT

Ever since college, I have had a love/hate relationship with Illustrator and its pen tool.

I’m trying really hard to change that relationship.

So I drew my new Nike Killshots (via J. Crew) 

If you ever find yourself in Atlanta, make sure to make your way to a place commonly referred to as “The Goat Farm” (a.k.a. The Goat Farm Arts Center)
It’s a tremendous little gem to explore in the city with an eclectic combination of film screenings, concerts, theatre, dance, art exhibitions, workshops, discussions and seminars.
The incredibly restored architecture and fully functioning coffee shop doesn’t hurt either.
*disclaimer: no professional or dslr photography allowed unless you pay the fee (which is like $100 +)
*clause to disclaimer: you can use your phone camera to the fullest of your heart’s desires. If you ever find yourself in Atlanta, make sure to make your way to a place commonly referred to as “The Goat Farm” (a.k.a. The Goat Farm Arts Center)
It’s a tremendous little gem to explore in the city with an eclectic combination of film screenings, concerts, theatre, dance, art exhibitions, workshops, discussions and seminars.
The incredibly restored architecture and fully functioning coffee shop doesn’t hurt either.
*disclaimer: no professional or dslr photography allowed unless you pay the fee (which is like $100 +)
*clause to disclaimer: you can use your phone camera to the fullest of your heart’s desires.

If you ever find yourself in Atlanta, make sure to make your way to a place commonly referred to as “The Goat Farm” (a.k.a. The Goat Farm Arts Center)

It’s a tremendous little gem to explore in the city with an eclectic combination of film screenings, concerts, theatre, dance, art exhibitions, workshops, discussions and seminars.

The incredibly restored architecture and fully functioning coffee shop doesn’t hurt either.

*disclaimer: no professional or dslr photography allowed unless you pay the fee (which is like $100 +)

*clause to disclaimer: you can use your phone camera to the fullest of your heart’s desires.

LEXIE x ASE

I recently downloaded a trial for a software known as Alien Skin Exposure or ASE. 

You can use it as a plugin through Photoshop or Lightroom or as an independent program and i’ve got to say…it’s got some serious editing power. 

I would recommend to anyone who edits heavily in black & white or really wants to step up their sharpening, focus, skin tone game.

KATE x TENNESSEE RIVER II

KATE x TENNESSEE RIVER

KATE x LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN
Chattanooga, TN KATE x LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN
Chattanooga, TN

KATE x LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN

Chattanooga, TN