Contemporary Fine Art Photography

Fine Art Photography and Digital Culture

There are more photos being published online every day than any single human will ever be able to see. Billions of images are being produced and consumed each day. While this massive explosion of cultural expression has entered into our global culture, there are not a lot of places you can go and see contemporary photography in an art setting. Most of what we see is on our phones and for anyone who has practiced art, loved art, lived with art you know this is not adequate to the task. There is something different about a larger than life-sized print. It invites you to look at it differently.

SkinHappy Discovery Center

These are a couple of images from an upcoming show at the SkinHappy Discovery Center. These images were made at the location. The first image is of fine art photographer Zachary Cole Weston and this second one is of Alexis Hanholdren, writer and dancer. Stay tuned to find out more about upcoming exhibitions and how to get involved if you love photography and contemporary art.

The Disappearing Frame

Shakespeare’s first play, The Taming of the Shrew, begins with a prank. A group of Lords play a practical joke on a man who had passed out drunk. This man, Christopher Sly, awakens in a new life being told that he has broken an amnesiac spell that lasted for fifteen years. Immediately, Sly decides to make the most of his new situation by having sex with his wife, but she delays him and convinces him to wait for a couple days. In the meantime, they agree to watch a play. This play is the story of Kate.

Hunt for the Stoniest Sativa: Caring Kind’s Laughing Buddha

I’m on a hunt for the world’s best Sativa Dominant hybrid. I want world class cannabis that I can smoke during the day and that will fuel my creativity without making me too relaxed. I enjoy a heavy hitter from time to time at night when it’s time to sleep, but during the day I want flowers that make me think. This Laughing Buddha bud from Caring Kind is my top of the top. I would give this bud a 9.8. It would almost be impossible for me to love this bud more.

Let’s Blog, Dog!

Met with Skyler the Surfing Dog’s dad, today. We are doing a blog for Big Pete’s Treats, and I’m hoping that we can follow Homer and Skyler on the road to the world championships of dog surfing!

Stay tuned, and check out Big Pete’s Treats to learn more about this amazing duo! We will post a blog there later this week! Till then, check out this video of Skyler getting tubed! Is this the first ever dog barrel?

Central Creations Media

Have you ever wanted to use your creative talents in front of the camera to work with a team? Do you have fun acting or posing for a photograph? Do you enjoy fashion, photography and design? Central Creations Media is looking for people like you who want to do creative work.

Every business needs some form of digital marketing, and if you understand how content creation works and you can present a professional offer there’s a good chance that you can work with a small business near you. You don’t have to have a certain look or a number of followers. If you have a desire to learn, can focus your energy, and are willing to work with a team then you can be a creative.

There are many different ways to get involved in a production, from modeling, to styling, to design. We want to collaborate with other creatives and generate interest for businesses and brands along the Central Coast.

Ready to Create: How to Prepare for a Shoot

Erin Schwartz and I are ready to create content. We are also going to help you if you are interested in learning about modeling for lifestyle photography or content creation in general. This first photograph represents Erin without any makeup, clean and set to begin getting ready. If a client is going to provide a makeup artist, you will want to show up like this.

This second photograph shows how Erin does her makeup if she is going to show up for a shoot that doesn’t specify a certain look. It is a good idea if you are going to be doing some modeling for a brand or organization to be able to provide a good neutral look. Showing up with makeup that is subtle and professional looking is a definite plus.

This third photograph shows how with a few easy retouches, this look is clean and ready to create content!