By Jessamyn Prince
To always be a slave to my art, not my bills, and to always consider myself an artist, never a businessman.
To treat everyone magnanimously, and give credit where it’s due.
To always admit what I do know, but more importantly what I don’t, and to encourage collaboration on all my sets.
To not allow egos or contracts to degrade the artistic integrity of my work.
To make well rounded movies, where no aspect is neglected.
To give the audience a satisfying ending, where they learn and hopefully come out slightly changed for the better.
Qualities I will strive for in all my work:
High Production Value
Appreciate and Respect the Female Form
Surrealism & Expressionism
Use of Negative Space & Framing
Textually Rich Locations
A Touch of Magic
In case anyone was worried that i was dead, heres a quick preview of whats to come!
Time to put on your onesy, and get your favorite pillow, because this week we’re having a slumber party!
A Kept Secret
This portrait was taken with a one second exposure, meaning that there is now way for it to be sharp! Just to take care of those photo snobs who think that unless everything is tack sharp, it’s not a good piece. As shown by my other posts, I have no trouble with getting a sharp image. “So why, Jessie, did you chose to shoot this with such a slow shutter speed?”- you ask me?
The “normal” exposure time for images is 1/125 sec. Faster than our conscious brains can process information. With a one second exposure, the photographer captures not just a flash of an image, but everything the subject experienced during that one second. The theory is with this, and longer, exposure, the photographer is able to take a more truthful portrait….and their soul! (sorry, I couldn’t help myself!)
Off To Dream Land
This image is an experiment. I wanted to see if by playing with perspective, I could create the illusion of a girl floating out of her bed (no Photoshop allowed!)
I love this image, especially for something I thought of on the fly! When my model and I just start goofing around and making this sort of creative synergy is when I get my best portraits!
Recently, I spent the day at the Korean Friendship Bell in San Pedro, CA, and found myself drawn to images with a strong sense of design. As Devotees will notice, most of my work is not usually THIS graphic. What most of you won’t know is that in my former life as a painter/illustrator most of my work was strongly based on design and the graphic nature of patterns.