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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:59 pm
by Syreeta
Pawly wrote:Dig your pics! Minor tech question. Do you have someone photographing you or are you using a timer set up? Type of camera? Keep posting we love 'em!



I love tech questions!

I broke my 'real' camera a couple of years ago, a canon 50D with xtra lens...and since then I have only used my ipad.

Its changed my whole style, but photography is just one of my creative forms along with video etc, and the ipad is portable and light, expedient.

I use a free timer app, and prop it up, balance it.

The self shots are in real time happenings, not really staged so much as a sponteneous working through of my emotional state.

I use very physical therapy to help myself..costume, facepaints etc

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:03 pm
by Syreeta
NaranjaRa wrote:


THIS i believe is your strongest, most advanced piece i've seen you post.

it is especially a joy to me to see you are really exploring the use of the photograph not as an end-point, but as a beginning. i've noticed you flirting with this approach in previous imagery, but now it is committed and deliberate...or at least seems much more so than i've noticed before in the body of work you've shown us so far.

so i am super curious like a cat (teehee) - is there perhaps anything else you want to share about this one? i would love to know more, and perhaps even see a closer detail or two (ONLY if you happen to have the moment!).

:)



thanks! I do alot of mixed media, this is an old one i revamped...bit of paint, some beads, some cloth i unthreaded


its about many things...hmm...being shot on the back with 'arrows',...strength to be different, pain but overcoming, the colour and beauty that can come from destruction/hell/facing ones demons...that kindof thing

its also very related to my mystical side, which i have battled with,,,my visionary self

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:05 pm
by Syreeta

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:08 pm
by Syreeta
I do alot of detailed work over laid by hand on photography, many hours involved


this is a just a snap of some stuff i have out atm been digging through( you cant see the detail but its..there in reality)

and thats where I'm heading again, I really need to sell some things and thats been a huge issue, self belief, market, finding my way etc, starving artist scenario


I am lucky to have a man,..his name is Lester Hall, in my town, i met recently who believes in me and thinks i am on the cusp of making a breakthrough


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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:22 pm
by NaranjaRa
yeah this is really great stuff...

the more detailed work over the photos...may i ask how you are doing this? are you printing on a matte-coated paper? etching into the emulsion? its hard to see from the pics and it looks really intricate whatever you are using. as in, it's definitely working for you, so keep it up for sure! :)


EDIT:
i am also very drawn to the specific imagery of pelvis & spine, as these two locations are where the bulk of my own chronic pain conditions reside.

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:25 pm
by NaranjaRa
and yes, going from "Art Brain" to "Self-Marketing Brain" is an adventure of its own. try to keep confident. you have the work to back yourself up.

and feel free to ask around here for any advice or tips from folks who have walked the path already...

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:33 pm
by Syreeta
I printed on matte, fine art velvet paper, after digitally reworking photos, then draw with a fine gold pen thing..it gives his lovely sheen in reality but not bright gold, more subtle


so I'm going to work on a large one starting this week , get back to this


its therapy and art rolled into one

kindof pulls things from my subconscious Carl Jung style, ..symbols etc

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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:35 pm
by Syreeta
NaranjaRa wrote:and yes, going from "Art Brain" to "Self-Marketing Brain" is an adventure of its own. try to keep confident. you have the work to back yourself up.

and feel free to ask around here for any advice or tips from folks who have walked the path already...



thankyou so much for the kind words, and feedback, this is my big stumbling block!

I'm pragmatic and practical but i have been struggling with marketing and self belief( I have really low self esteem i work on alot ..its getting better )


and yes!...the pelvis and spine have been huge in my health also, alot of why I sometimes focus on it over the years in imagery, as a way of healing or just expressing it somehow.


When I draw or create it helps my pain, I really understand chronic pain and I get the frustrations and how it wears you down.


thanks for seeing/feeling, and I hope your day is going well over there. :))

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:55 pm
by girlapaloo
Syreeta wrote:I printed on matte, fine art velvet paper, after digitally reworking photos, then draw with a fine gold pen thing..it gives his lovely sheen in reality but not bright gold, more subtle


so I'm going to work on a large one starting this week , get back to this


its therapy and art rolled into one

kindof pulls things from my subconscious Carl Jung style, ..symbols etc

Imageimage


This is gorgeous!

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:51 pm
by Pawly
Syreeta wrote:
Pawly wrote:Dig your pics! Minor tech question. Do you have someone photographing you or are you using a timer set up? Type of camera? Keep posting we love 'em!



I love tech questions!

I broke my 'real' camera a couple of years ago, a canon 50D with xtra lens...and since then I have only used my ipad.

Its changed my whole style, but photography is just one of my creative forms along with video etc, and the ipad is portable and light, expedient.

I use a free timer app, and prop it up, balance it.

The self shots are in real time happenings, not really staged so much as a sponteneous working through of my emotional state.

I use very physical therapy to help myself..costume, facepaints etc

Amazing what can be done with a tablet these days. Costumes and facepaint, eh? Alright, what does Syreeta's superhero secret alter ego look like?

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:57 am
by Syreeta
mainly playing with a kindof kinky slutty foul mouthed yet very comical moody cat in the hat as alter ago atm


but I adore being in character, and have many just naturally within me...as we do, whats yours?


I find them really helpfull!!!..mainly because I'm kindof bonkers;)



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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:39 am
by Pawly
The cat looks like fun, I'll admit I was expecting something dark. Not disappointed though. :)

lol My alter ego (which I rarely use anymore) is The Overly Happy Helpful Waiter. He came in real handy when dealing with pain in the ass guests who would bitch and complain about nothing and I would just get happier and more helpful as they seethed with rage. It was a true pleasure to change in to him.

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:12 am
by PhlawlessPhelon
Cool socks. I'm weird and like long socks... I blame it on my love for soccer.


Syreeta wrote:but I adore being in character, and have many just naturally within me...as we do, whats yours?



This question seems like a good thread in and of itself.

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:59 am
by Syreeta
yeah

stripey long socks are a big part of my life Phlawless :)...love them too!!!

and yes, its a rich and deep topic ...alter egos and such


I am often, in the evening, very soft and girlish..with my teddy bear and I find that very relaxing..candle light, soft pretty things, comfortable, soft blankets ,and my bear.food, movies etc

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:04 am
by Syreeta
Pawly wrote:The cat looks like fun, I'll admit I was expecting something dark. Not disappointed though. :)

lol My alter ego (which I rarely use anymore) is The Overly Happy Helpful Waiter. He came in real handy when dealing with pain in the ass guests who would bitch and complain about nothing and I would just get happier and more helpful as they seethed with rage. It was a true pleasure to change in to him.



I love the overly happy waiter!!! omg! yes...I have worked alot in hospitality, I totally get it

:D


..I have been so dark in the past i'm now enjoying softer things, I've had a kindof hellish past life and I just need to shed it now..not forget, but not stay hard, its still in me...I like the dark, but I was a hardcore kick ass warrior not just in alter ego but through and through( to survive)


I'm still a warrior, but I'm strong enough not to need to fight unless I have too, ..then I'm brutal as hell, and scary as fuck. it even scares me:)

so yeah...the cats fun...laughter helps me alot. playfullness

Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 3:53 am
by Syreeta
Playing with themse in life and art;

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Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 4:00 am
by Syreeta
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little maca, spiced balls for energy and goodness ~

ingredients;

dates
pumpkin seeds
maca powder
all spice
almonds
little water to mix

( ground to paste and rolled )

rolled in a dry mix of pumpkin seeds( blitzed till still a little rough before the powder stage, some maca and allspice

is kindof reminiscent of a middle eastern dessert or snack somehow..the spices, the nuts

Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 4:02 am
by Syreeta
Imageimage

Hand dipped chocolate caramel sticks ~ ..even healthy..!

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:49 am
by PhlawlessPhelon
Syreeta wrote:little maca, spiced balls for energy and goodness ~

ingredients;

dates
pumpkin seeds
maca powder
all spice
almonds
little water to mix

( ground to paste and rolled )

rolled in a dry mix of pumpkin seeds( blitzed till still a little rough before the powder stage, some maca and allspice

is kindof reminiscent of a middle eastern dessert or snack somehow..the spices, the nuts


Syreeta wrote:Hand dipped chocolate caramel sticks ~ ..even healthy..!


Both sound and look Yummyrific!

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:15 am
by Phara
i miss her

Re: A fulfilled vision

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:42 am
by ravenrussell
Syreeta wrote:Imageimage

yeah

its been coming up in my work all over the show


like in this meditation piece in the middle( ok, its off topic maybe, this image...but also maybe not as this is very much about feminine empowerment just in a different form)


I really like this image. Meticulous aura energy personified in a great spread. Love it.

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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:02 am
by cerebro7
Syreeta wrote:Imageimage



beautifully captured