This year for Halloween we welcomed a dead football player and a vampire into our house. Luckily they were very friendly, handsome and beautiful. They obliged my desire to take photos of them in the garage with my smoke machine. The vampire has a strong inner actress, is involved in theater and singing, so she particularly enjoyed showcasing her costume and vampire expressions. For these photos, I used the following lenses: Canon 50mm f/1.4, Lensbaby Edge 80, and Lensbaby Sweet 35. As usual, I used VSCO presets in Lightroom for the edits. I’ll be shifting gears a bit to reveal my Halloween costume and my husband’s. We will be alter egos from the late 70s/early80s: Cheetah Velveeta, and Thaddeus McCorckle. If nothing else, it should provide for some good laughs throughout the photo-taking and social-media sharing process. Photos of Cheetah and Thad to come soon.
About the Artist:
Natalie’s primary goal as an artist is to evoke feeling through her words and photographs. Her artistic journey began long ago but it wasn’t until she entered her 30s that photography and writing became the primary outlets for her artistic expression. She likes to share the way she sees the world with those who are interested in her perspective. She is inspired by light, shadows, contrast, shapes, lines, colors, words, nature, adventure, music, and of course, the people, and animals she loves! She has recently been experimenting with self-portraiture and finding additional outlets for her art. Her work has been published by Lensbaby, Beyond the Wanderlust, and she is an artist at Offset.com.