fine art

Heather Taddy | Creative Portraits

Heather is one of my favorite human beans on the planet. She has one of the most creative minds and I love her perspective on life. She was home last month and I had the chance to hang with her for a bit at the studio and we captured some fun photos as well as two fine-art images.

Heather is about to embark on a new journey that is truly out of this world! Her new television series Alien Highway premiers tonight on the Travel Channel at 10p! Be sure to set those DVRs or go have a viewing party with a friend because you are not going to want to miss this (https://www.travelchannel.com/shows/alien-highway)

And while you’re at it be sure to follow Heather on IG: @classictad and Alien Highway: @alienhighway

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Grin Gallery Contest

Oh how I have missed doing shoots that are artistic, creative, wild, and weird.

When I saw that Grin Gallery was holding a competition for local photographers, I knew that this was my opportunity to tap back into that artsy fartsy side. I reached out to my friend/model/makeup artist/hair stylist/amazing human bean Andrea to see if she was up for doing something different. She of course was totally game so we set a day to spitball ideas. The day of our brain storming session she had a fab idea to add in her friend Nikki. And so we met and over drinks and yummy food at the Knick our plan began to emerge.

As we were tossing ideas around from Renaissance styles to fish people, I finally asked how Andrea and Nikki became friends. Their tale is most unusual, but to make a long story short, their friendship spun from a disastrous relationship full of heartache, disloyalty, broken trust, and emotional torment. After hearing their story I knew we had to work with it.

So while these images might be shocking and a bit disturbing, they tell these two ladies tale in a very artistic way. Plus, with Halloween right around the corner, why not find a reason to use fake blood and an anatomical heart.

The first image in this series is the one I submitted to the contest. You can see it on display November 10th and vote for it during the first part of the evening. For more information on the event click here.

Susan

Artisans on Eleventh: LaVonne Falbo Art

LaVonne has such an eye to turn an old forgotten item into a beautiful piece of art that can be either a decorative piece or functional home furnishings.

I still have these amazing pieces at my studio for sale. Stop in this week during our gallery hours:

Tuesday: 6p - 8p
Thursday: 10a - 11:30a

Love,
Susan

Fantasy Session: Annabeth + Olivia

Being an aunt to two beautiful little girls has a lot of perks. I think my favorite is having two little buddies to play dress-up and take photos with.

My sister-in-law reached out to me about doing some photos of the girls when they came home for a few weeks this summer. I asked her if she would be open to something more creative and not the standard portrait. She was totally game and immediately started sending me dresses she could order for the girls along with coordinating flower crowns. We created this concept together of the girls interacting with a magical bird to reflect the tattoo my sister has in honor of her family. We decided that each girl should have her own separate, fantasy image, but when put side by side, would work beautifully together. We also of course took a few portraits that captured the beauty and sweetness of my nieces.

This is the kind of stuff I LOVE to do and create. It's the best thing in the world to dream up something fantastical and then bring it to life. Please enjoy!

Love,

Susan