Project Black and White – Week 3

How do black and white photographs make you feel?

“Store Front”

This photograph, in its original form, was just “ok”.  The lanterns were relatively vivid but the rest of the photograph felt flat.  With adding a black and white edit it made it interesting, with depth and layers. Amazing contrast between the window and the brick beside it.  It’s still not my favourite picture but that black and white vibe upgrades it.

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” – Ansel Adams

 

 

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Project Black and White – Week 2

How do black and white photographs make you feel?

“En route”

The excitement is in the possibility. Anything can happen at night. The bright stars that shine, the moon that glows, the dark shadows cast just outside the street lights. The opportunity to come alive lays in all of the stimulation.

In a black and white photograph, the light areas are brighter, enhanced by the darkness of the shadows. The contrast between the black and white areas has my eyes bouncing all around the picture.

“Black and white are the colours of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.” – Robert Frank

 

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Project Black & White

How do black and white photographs make you feel?

It evokes an emotions from viewers that would not have necessarily been felt with colour. Black and white photography, for me, is soulful. Depending on the tones, the warmth, the darkness and the light you can touch a persons heart in many different ways.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as an appreciation for art rests solely on the art lovers taste. Like life, black and white photographs have many grey areas.  “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Aristotle

During the next 52 weeks I will be putting together posts celebrating black and white photography.  I hope you like, comment and share your thoughts of how black and white photography makes you feel.

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Re vamped site

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So since I’ve neglected the crap out of my blog, I’ve decided to re-vamp how it looks. My goal is to better connect with clients, both existing and prospective. I’ve been rather lucky so far with all the wonderful people I’ve had the opportunity to work with! Cheers to 2015, and for making this an amazing year!

Taylor Family

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This wonderful family won the outdoor family photo shoot that I donated to a local school.  They braved the cold, snow and ice while we covered the grounds at a beautiful park to get these great shots. They were so.much.fun to work with! Snow ball fights, swings, jumping on dads back, overall lively family behaviour. I’m so very grateful I got to meet the Taylor family and spend an hour laughing and taking pictures while experiencing their candid demeanour.

Thanks guys!! Hope you like the result :)

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Ice Storm

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First I’d like to say how grateful we are to still have power.  My heart goes out to those who have been without it since Saturday and to those who won’t have theirs fixed until after Christmas.  We wish you the happiest holiday season, and hope that you are surrounded with family and friends to help.

The only positive I can see from this crazy ice storm are the incredibly beautiful scenes being captured in photographs.  I was able to safely go out in my area and snap some gorgeous shots.

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all the best for the up coming new year!

 

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What I’ve been up to

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Hey all! Hope everyone is well and enjoying alllllll this snow (we got 30+ cm in my area on Dec. 14th)

Here are just a few pictures of the things I’ve been up to.

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My family recently added a new furry member to our crew. He’s a Cane Corso breed and his name is Bosco. He is 3 months old now and is into everything. Like I’m not being sarcastic. My 2 year old son is 100% his trouble starting wing man. I’ve recently started meditating……..

I also started a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/JessicaWaughPhotography)  Check it out!

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Nala (1 of 2) Nala (2 of 2) Christal & kids (1 of 7) Dylans cake smash (5 of 7)

As always thank you so very much for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed :)

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Crickets…….???

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Hello? Has it been that long?

I do admit I’ve neglected blogging and taking pictures as much as I could. I blame my adorable 2 year old.  I have done a few things, albeit few and far between.  Ventured to Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche in Toronto on October 5th for the first time. WOW it was insane to put it mildly! Yonge Dundas Square was the busiest I’ve EVER seen it. Unfortunately my 2 girlfriends and I were completely unprepared and did not plan ahead. We thought we’d be ok to just wing it….. We did manage to see some pretty cool exhibits and people watch some pretty interesting characters. The photographs I managed to get were on my iPhone so they are camera phone quality.

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These photos are of an installation of what looked like a kagillion chairs called Garden Tower in Toronto, 2013 We were able to walk through the art as the artist, Tadashi Kawamata,  made a passageway. Upon looking up you had a clear view of the night sky. Beautiful

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At Nathan Philip Square the installation there was called Forever Bicycles by Ai Weiwei. The colors would change through the over 3000 bicycles and it was an amazing thing to see. The square had several things to watch and enjoy.

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This photo got me featured on a social photography page on instagram called Toronto Urban Photography Fest (@torontopf   http://www.tupf.ca) Pretty cool huh?

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M & M goes Boudoir

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It’s official, I’ve lost my boudoir-ginity.

 

The inspiration behind this shoot came from a picture I saw posted on a page on FaceBook called Curves Ahead Love this page, it is full of motivation and positivity for women of ALL shapes and sizes. Very cool.

 

Anthony Turano Photography took the shot for Fashion Institute Magazine

 

http://institutemag.com/2013/05/07/bold-beautiful/

 

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I had the pleasure of working with the very talented make up artist Leah Camacho again, and my most faaaavorite hair stylist Veronica Monaco.

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These two lovely ladies were brave and completely pushed well past their comfort zones.  I am extremely grateful.

Thank you so very much Melanie and Melissa, not only for being brave but for dedicating an ENTIRE sunday to this project.  Your twenty-something bodies are forever immortalized in print.

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