Welcome to the photo blog!

September 25, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Welcome to the new photo blog!

Try as I might, I am actually not very good at updating blogs. But I sometimes have things to say and this seems like a good place to let words spill out as they may. I tend to be a more visual person, but we'll give this a go too. 

For those who don't know me, I am a 46 year old mom of two crazy red-heads. I am recently on my own, I work at a local school district, I have a social enterprise called Blanket Statements, and I'm now branching back into my creative side and posting photos that I love. It's kind of me coming around full circle.

I was a musician most of my life. But found myself drawn, or really rather pushed, into art in college. I started out as a biology major with aspirations of joining the FBI Crime Lab. But I got sorta sidetracked and ended up as a computer graphics major with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. I studied commercial art/computer graphics with an emphasis on photography and print making. Computer graphics was a new thing when I was at school and I was in the first class to graduate with that degree. I loved it. I especially loved combining photos online and then shooting photos of the computer monitor, developing 24x30 inch negatives and then screen printing a 4-color process. It was something no one had done before, and I was quite proud of the technique. I will try to find some photos of the screen prints. This is a sample of the postcard I used to announce my senior show:

 

That's two views of me, the Sears Tower in Chicago, and The Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. Those photos were printed out and then hand-colored by me with oil pastels and Q-tips. Probably done on a Friday night because I had no social life in college. That hasn't really changed much either. 

 

So, this is the blog page. I will ramble here occasionally when I find a spare moment. Don't forget to visit on Facebook too. There are lots of places to find me, actually...

 

www.leslieaphotography.zenfolio.com

www.facebook.com/leslieaphoto

 

www.blanketstatements.org

www.facebook.com/blanketstatements

www.twitter.com/Bstatements

 

Oh, and Happy Jack Designs too...www.happyjackdesigns.com. Because what's another thing to add to the pile? 

 


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