We've got big plans for Edition Two of Coming Clean with Cannabis: A New Kind of Cannabis Cleanse. Check out how you can get involved and support us here!Read More
Sativa on one side, indica on the other. Dabbing the dream life.Read More
had been absolutely dying to go to Colorado so I could do a photoshoot with actual cannabis. I didn't get to do even close to what I would have liked to have done, but it was a good first round - and I'm sure there will be many more to come in the future!Read More
These are the final images for my Photographing Light studio group's still life series. Now with more interesting compositions, more intentional application of paint both physically and symbolically, and more even lighting. Artist statement below.
At first - no, the entire time - we were frustrated that we had to reshoot these images, particularly the one of the cigarettes. We were in love with the cigarette image from the first shoot and wanted to keep it, bad mouthing the cruel professor who would dare force us to push ourselves to make something better. I'll admit, I took part for a minute or two. But at the end of critique today, I was putting my notes away and came across the prints from the first critique and saw that cigarette image again. Guess what? The second one was better.
"Fine, Universe. Lesson learned." (...y lo siento a mi profesora.)
Artist Statement The significance of an object is unique to the hand that touches it. In this series of images gold paint is used to explore our connection to an item in a specific moment of time. While the objects in play are universal, they become idiosyncratic due to the nature of the person’s touch. Manipulations that occur at these impressions are represented by gold paint, creating a visual conversation with inanimate objects.
Lighting Statement Softer studio lighting was used here to create evenly, yet richly, lit scenes for our objects. Umbrellas and light covers acted to diffuse the light and give the image an overall subtle glow. At times, we enhanced this effect by using the gold reflector. These elements together set a transcendental tone which aids in conveying and translating our concept.
Collaboration By Marissa Billmeyer, Sara Murillo, Kristen Williams, Kimberly Wronkiewicz
Another recipe from our Capstone recipe book! This recipe is one of Rosie's favorites. Discovered when she first began trying to eat healthier, it's easy, makes a lot for leftovers, and is deliciously versatile; able to be eaten wrapped in a tortilla, scooped by chips, or doled out with a spoon. Let us know what you think and if you had any tasty improvisations!
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1 tbsp. olive oil
2 minced garlic cloves
1 1/4 c. chicken broth
1 c. uncooked, rinsed quinoa
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 15.5 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 c. frozen corn kernels
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
plain Greek yogurt
1. In the bottom of a large pot, heat olive oil to medium-high heat
2. Saute onions about two minutes in pot, then add garlic and saute about 30 more seconds
3. Add remaining ingredients to pot, including uncooked quinoa, and bring to a boil
4. Reduce heat to low temperature and simmer 20-25 minutes or until quinoa is fluffy
5. Serve with toppings
Rosie, Becca and I have been having a blast working on our senior Capstone project, a lifestyle recipe book promoting well-being. We have a great time cooking together and then styling the food and photographing it. We all come together as a team, collaborating the entire way.
The best part of all the shoots, though, is when we get to eat the food; it can be pretty difficult to wait. While sometimes the food is cold, it tastes of a sense of accomplishment - and is still always delicious.
This recipe was one of our favorites; Becca and I think it tastes like dark chocolate mousse, it's so smooth! We've made it twice since the shoot, which was also an aesthetic favorite of ours.
Try it out and let us know what you think! We'd love to hear feedback and any creative modifications or additions you may have done.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
2 ripe avocados
1/3 c. honey
1/3 c. cocoa powder
3 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1. Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth and silky.
2. Serve chilled.
The significance of an object is unique to the hand that touches it. In this series of images, gold paint is used to illuminate the self as reflected in the items we interact with. While such impressions are invisible in every-day life, these depictions draw attention to the energy we transfer into lifeless objects in our environment.
Images are collaborative; by Kristen Williams, Marissa Billmeyer, Sara Murillo, and Kim Wronkiewicz