A Castle on a Hill
Last weekend, I was given the very fun honor of shooting senior portraits with this cool guy. We toyed with the idea of a few different locations, but ultimately fell in love with this one, as it reminded us of a castle.
This senior has put in the work and has so much contagious joy. I'd say he deserves a castle!
To get this castle look, we visited Joseph Wood Hill Park on RockyButte. Built in the 1930's, this park does have a very classic look that reminds me of architecture found in the Columbia River Gorge. The high elevation also provide beautiful views of surrounding mountains.
There were definitely some laughs had. Enjoy highlights from this fun shoot!
Sally Face Cosplay
I've got some really great friends who do some really great cosplay work.
This recent creation depicts the dark adventures of Sally Face.
Check these highlights from our shoot and be sure to check out these artists' instagram pages for more cool characters they've portrayed.
It's always a fun challenge to find a location that might fit a certain character, especially one that comes from a world different from our own. Comic books, cartoons, video games, etc. It makes it that much more fun to put the shoot together and get the models into character.
Check out more cosplays from these cool artists on instagram!
@gutcoz , @ryouofheart , & @jellyjxck
About a week ago, I was feeling some strong urges to take self portraits and make composites. I've always loved composite imagery and surrealism. While studying photography at MHCC, I practiced both by making a series of portraits in which each subject was holding a frame. Through the magic of editing, I made each subject appear to be invisible, but only where the frame would cover them. This allowed viewers to see what was behind the person photographed, while also still seeing a part of them.
Naturally, I named the series, "What's Behind You?". I feel my artistic abilities have improved since that series, but I'm happily transparent and constantly working to further my skills. That being said, you're welcome to view the old series by clicking here.
This time around, I wanted to reuse my trusty old frame, but I wanted to do it one better. I took it a step further and rather than just making whatever was in the frame appear invisible, I decided to make it look as though someone were actually being transported through the frame, to Somewhere Else.
In a single afternoon, with additional modeling and assistance from my stunning friend Makenna(pictured 1st), we've created four images for your viewing pleasure. The series will officially be named "Somewhere Else", as it was inspired by my childhood longings to be swept away in some sort of magical adventure. I plan to continue the series with future instalments down the road, so keep an eye out!
Rebekah Nichele Woodford, Photographer