DescriptionWhile in the book store today I saw an image that caught my eye. It was in a book that I've had for some time, 'The Art of Photoshop'.The image was a capture of a seed pod with the heart of it glowing as if there was a light inside of it. The process of doing this was a bit dated and adds textures that I didn't want but I could custom it to my image. Only I did not have an image that fit the profile of what I wanted to do.I had the concept of what I want to do and all that was needed was an image to work with. What I was looking for was a light colored heavy veined leaf. Not that easy to find after a few wind storms and rain falls. I found what I looking for in my favorite park. I not sure but I think this is the leaf of an Aspen Tree, which worked perfectly.
Shelly Alexander, Seattle Member Since February 2008 Artist Statement My name is Shelly Alexander, a Seattle based general photographer. My gateway into photography has been as a retouch artist, a style derived from art and cinematography, based on light & shadow, contrast, hues and tones, developed with the teachings of my parents. I like to think of it this way, I am married to retouching; my mistress is photography.
Education: 1 year at the Art Institute of Chicago (while in 8th grade) major Fine Arts (yes I took a short bus to school)
Auburn University major Architecture
Self taught Photography with the help of Nikon School.
Who is/are my most inspiring photographer(s): Patrick Hoelck - a classic Noir lighting photographer (nuff said).