Method Press- Issue 02

 Method Press-Issue 02 is now available from magcloud. This issue has an article by me on the wonderful Gabrielle Jones and her art (see images below or visit her website) as well as features on Sophie Blackall & Frankie Norstad. This gorgeous read is 76 pages jam packed with art, intellect & humor. Issue 02 is the perfect way to rock out the end of summer (or winter if you're in my hemisphere), low-fi style.

Galia Alena Photography, Gabrielle Jones acrylic painter
 One thing leads to another
Galia Alena Photography, Gabrielle Jones acrylic painter

Galia Alena Photography, Gabrielle Jones acrylic painter

Galia Alena Photography, Gabrielle Jones acrylic painter

Galia Alena Photography, Gabrielle Jones acrylic painter

Miss Match: Abstract

This week I played Miss Match with Anika Toro (her photo is the beautiful green/gold image on the right). I had a lot of fun playing with images in a more "abstract" way than I normally do and manipulating them digitally opens so many possibilities. Playing with images in this way lead to new images out of old and new ways of seeing. I guess this is the joy of collaborating and working on things that are not normally in your repertoire. Here's to eyes open further.

Shine- Miss Match Week 11 with Lorraine Veronica

It was my turn to pick the themes for this week and I picked Shine, Voice & Still.
When I paired up the teams I was an odd number so I chose not to play but shot my shine photo anyway which appeared here. Then Lorraine lost her partner and magically her delicious image worked beautifully with mine: serendipity. It has been fabulous watching how everyone interpreted the themes I chose- go and check them out here, there are some simply gorgeous ones.

Miss Match- Week Three: Reflect

 This weeks Miss Match with Canadian Carey Shaw. So odd to be working with people on the otherside of the world, in another time of day and another season. Whilst she was half expecting snow, I was only dreaming of it whilst dipping toes in the autumn waters. Here are the runner ups, light reflections and water reflections, which often visit in my work (hence the name).

 Next week I am paired with Erin Faith Allen whose work I have been stalking on her blog. The theme is white, my favorite colour, not that you can really call it a colour: its all colours...

Miss Match- Week Two: Joy

Here are the results of this weeks pairing. I was teamed up with the lovely Mandy Byrant  from the Light Fantastic, who inspired me out of my dark week of migraines with her glorious joy image  of the red ball. Our diptych celebrates young and innocent exuberance- joy with abandon.
Thanks Mandy.

This was the first image I shot for this project, brother and sister holding hands- the joy of love. But I fell in love with the simple joy of the above one, and how well it worked with Mandy's. Next week I am paired with Carey Shaw on the theme of "reflect".

Miss Match- Week One: Domestic

"Housework is a mistake" Quentin Crisp
I have been playing along with  a group of female photographers from Etsy and we have started a diptych project called Miss Match. This week's theme was domestic and I was paired with Katie from A Sense of Place Photography. Both us of giggled when we saw our theme as neither of can claim to be domestic goddesses, maybe goddesses but certainly not domestic ones. So our take on domestic was a bit of reality: a messy kitchen sink and burnt cookies, none on this Martha Stewart stuff for us. Below is my other sink photo:
Who ever said that the camera doesn't lie obviously doesn't know what he was talking about (and hadn't met photoshop- but that's another story). Here is the proof of the pudding that the camera does lie. My daughter got all Nigella on me and here is the results shot as runner ups for the Domestic Project:

Next week I am paired up with Mandy Byrant on the theme of Joy. So many options, check back to see what we come up with.