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Weekly Pinspiration

Another weekly does of some visual inspiration! I have been drawn to arrows, tribal motifs and graphic geometric shapes all week. I am thinking of some projects where I can incorporate similar imagery. Typography also caught my eye, especially the bold brushstrokes in the Camus quote.

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What were you inspired by this week?

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If you liked this post, you may also like last week’s pinspiration.

“Oh you laugh…”

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I took this photograph on the train home from the city this weekend. I used my iPhone and edited the first image with Afterglow and the second with Instagram. I was listening to Ben Howard on my commute and decided to add in these lyrics from the song “Bones“. I created the font using my Bamboo Stylus and iFontMaker for iPad. I brought my images into photoshop and added the text onto the images.

I can’t decide which I like better. I love the circle in the first image, but I really like how the text fits into the photograph on the second image. I thought I would show them both to you and you can tell me which you like better!

I also really like the Afterglow app. I just downloaded it the other day so I haven’t used it all that much yet. I did, however, edit all of my images from yesterday’s post with it. I really like how the app gives you different shaped frames like circles, hearts and triangles, and there are quite a few filters to choose from. You can also edit the brightness, contrast, exposure, hue, saturation, tint, and temperature of your photos. I can’t wait to take some more pictures and really play with them in Afterglow (that will definitely be an upcoming post!).

I hope everyone has a great Wednesday!

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If you liked this post, you may also like “Playing with Text and Images” and “I Love My Bamboo Stylus“.

Playing with Text and Images

I have been working with my bamboo stylus a lot the past couple days. Maybe you noticed in my last post, I created a signature for my blog posts.

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I’ve also been playing around with my iFontMaker app (see the first couple of fonts I made here) and I really like the latest one I’ve created. It’s simple, but I love the way it looks.

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I’ve wanted to add text to my photographs for a while now, and I finally worked on some ideas last night. Each of my photographs gives me a specific feeling. Most of the time, when I view a photo, I am reminded of a favorite song lyric or a quote from favorite movies or books. So, I’ve decided to take some of those feelings and add them to my photographs with this new font.

One of my favorite bands right now is Bon Iver. I had the opportunity to see them in concert back in September and they absolutely blew me away. They are insanely talented, their music and lyrics are beautiful and I can listen to them on repeat all day long. One of my favorite songs is Holocene (listen on youtube here) and I knew I wanted to pair the lyrics with a photograph I took two years ago in Anna Maria Island, FL of the sun setting over the ocean. The lyrics I chose to use (“And at once I knew, I was not magnificent”) are about realizing that there is something greater out there and I thought this photograph was the perfect match to those lyrics because of the beauty of the colors in the clouds and the reflections in the ocean. In my opinion, this photograph proves that there is a much higher and much stronger power and we, as human beings, are “not magnificent” in comparison.

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I had two other photographs from Anna Maria that I added the same text too.

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I can’t decide which of the three I like best, but I think I’m leaning towards the vertical. I’ve already posted the vertical photograph for sale on Society6 (you can view it here), but if you have a favorite out of the three, please let me know! I would love to hear your feedback 🙂

Here are a couple more pieces I created:

I took the following photograph this past spring and decided to add “Dream a little dream” to it because of the small flowers and dream-like quality created by the depth of field.

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This next image I shot last summer in NYC. I was playing with shutter speeds that day and walked away with several images containing movement. What I love most about this photograph is how the white sneakers are quite visible, but as you move up, the rest of the man’s body disappears. I paired this photograph with a quote from one of my favorite movies Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it” – because this photograph is all about movement and the rush of NYC. The very nature of the city is fast-paced and I feel as though city-goers (myself included) forget to slow down once in a while and take it all in.

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The last image I worked with I took with my iPhone last summer while waiting in line at the Shake Shack in Madison Square Park. I took a popular quote from one of my favorite books and added it to this image – “And in that moment, I swear we were infinite” from The Perks of Being a Wallflower by, Stephen Chbosky. I love the position in which I captured this girl  – it’s as if she’s about to take flight, as if she’s feeling “infinite” just like Charlie felt in the book.

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And I added text to my yellow elephant design. He is so optimistic with his trunk in the air, holding onto his balloon that I decided to go with a basic positive quote – “Tomorrow is a new day.” No matter what you’re going through today, tomorrow will always be a new day and a fresh start.

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I will be posting some of these on Society6 tonight, but I would really love to know what you think. This is my first time adding text to my photographs, so any and all feedback is much appreciated!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!

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Pinterest Find – To Resolve Project

I admit, I’m a huge Pinterest addict. I waste hours pinning and repinning anything and everything that catches my eye. I avoided it for awhile, but eventually gave in to the call of virtual pinboards because I got really tired of sifting through my thousands of bookmarks and trying to keep them synced between all of my devices. It is so much easier to organize my findings on Pinterest and I love that I can access them anywhere – on the go, at home, at work. What I really love most about Pinterest, though, is the world of inspiration it has opened up. Every time I go on, I am inspired by something new and my urge to create grows stronger.

I’m really excited by my most recent find: To Resolve Project. In a nut shell, artists and designers submit work that revolves around their New Year’s resolutions and it is posted in the To Resolve Project’s feed (read the “about” here and check out the feed here). Here are some of my favorite images and some resolutions that I am adopting for myself (click on images to be taken to the artist’s page):

Create More by Chris Stetson

Create More by Chris Stetson

Make shit awe-some by Richard Perez

Make shit awe-some by Richard Perez

Find new paths by Simon Ålander

Find new paths by Simon Ålander

Embrace Adventure by Stewart Curran

Embrace Adventure by Stewart Curran

Lets glow by Melissa Ginsiorsky

Lets glow by Melissa Ginsiorsky

Stop being afraid of spiders by Kyle Turman

Stop being afraid of spiders by Kyle Turman

Stay motivated by Hannah Volz

Stay motivated by Hannah Volz

I hope you take some time to check out this website because it is filled with awesome designs and great resolutions. Maybe it will help you think of some New Year’s Resolutions if you’re still working on a list like I am (overcoming my fear of spiders has definitely been added to my list!)

If you want to follow me on Pinterest, you can find me here!

Stay Curiously Chic! xo…Alane

Featured Image: Stay curious by Eliza Cerdeiros