Tag: photography

Ross Family Photos

Ross Family Photos

Hello Fiercelings, A sweet friend of mine hired me to do some some family photos of her son’s 1st birthday party! When I say I have photogenic friends I am not kidding. Enjoy the fierceness! These cuties were a joy to capture! fiercely, alexandria alexandriafierce […]

Cohorts With Creation

Hello Fiercelings, One of the most important things for the artist is to do the work. There is no way around this fact. You must do the creating. You must, according to L’Engle, serve the work. “If the work comes to the artist and says, “Here I […]

Doing What You Love

Hello, 2016.

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The New Year has treated me well thus far. I really do like living in Jacksonville, Florida. As 2015 came to a close I took stock of all that has happened in the closing year – my mother in laws death, moving from an apt to a condo to Florida. Also, in 2015 I really discovered that I want to be a photographer which has then taken be to realizing I want to be an artist in other capacities. I have done a few things here and there but it would be difficult for me to claim the title photographer as an occupation. I don’t feel as if I have succeeded as an entrepreneur aspiring to be a photographer but with that said, I don’t feel as if I have failed. I love the quote by Elbert Hubbard,

“There is no failure except in no longer trying”

I have come to realize in pursuing photography that I simply love it. And as much as I would like to make an income from it I would be perfectly happy to do it for fun and as an expression of myself. Coming to this realization has been rather liberating because it takes the stress off of me to be “successful” – whatever that means. And if I keep pursing what I love, and don’t stop trying, well then there can be no failure in that.

So as 2016 has gotten into full gear I challenge you to do what you love for no other reason except you love it. Do what you love, now isn’t that fierce?

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Fiercely,

alexandria

Life, Simplified

I have been pouring and drooling over Lenonardo Da Vinci quotes. I have long loved the original Renaissance man. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication Having moved from an apartment to a condo to halfway across the country I definitely have had opportunities to go through all […]

Weddings

Oh my goodness! You’re engaged(mini freak out dance)! Congrats! I’m so happy that you’re checking out the details of my wedding stuff. I know you have lots to do; invitations, venue, THE DRESS, the SHOES, cake, flowers, bridesmaids, guest list, you have got to decide […]

Morning Dew

In Oklahoma, the weather is always crazy. One day it’s 100 degrees plus, the next there’s a tornado, there are earthquakes frequently(this is a rather new occurrence), there is flash flooding and blizzards, droughts, record breaking everything. Sometimes, all this precipitation can occur in the same day or week. During the summer though you can pretty much expect it to be HOT and humid all the time. However, a few mornings ago it was in the 60s and it was glorious! I am so ready  for fall! It was a very dewy morning so I went to take some photographs of my plants with water droplets on them. I was not disappointed!

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Just dying.

Too FIERCE,

alexandria

Black, White and Red All Over

What does a canvas board, some black and white checkered fabric, and a staple gun get you? The perfect background for little babies! I had my hubby take some shots of me with it too and it really only works vertically. I need to make […]

Creative Process 

Creativity is not a bolt of lightning or unexplainable luck. most successful artist have a process that they return to so that they can produce striking work.” Last fall, I discovered the above quote by Lindsey Adler. I had borrowed a book from the library called 52 […]

Love In A Bookstore

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It’s no secret that I love books. I usually tell people that I devour books (well, at least good ones). I heard a quote recently that said “when we buy a book, we are buying in hope the time to read them” or something like that. Since I am gaining as much knowledge about photography as possible I found myself wandering around Barnes and Noble and I discovered a book/memoir type story by a war photojournalist. Needless to say, I have now been plunged into the world of photojournalism and I am finding it fascinating. This is why I think the best place to fall in love is in a bookstore. I love learning how a professional photographer got into the craft and the mistakes they made along the way toward perfecting their art. Everybody starts somewhere, even people that get published in the New York Times. I definitely could see myself going into the media and news side of photography someday. But with that said I also could see myself going into the fashion and art world of photography. Every time that I have been reading a magazine I always pay close attention to who  photographs the cover and other stories. I want to know everyone in the photography world by their work. Whenever I visit an art museum I can identify a Monet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro or Picasso from a few feet away. I want to look at a cover of a magazine and recognize who shot it.  I believe that is significantly harder than looking at one of the works by the painting masters but nonetheless I shall learn.  

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I took this photo in the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. This piece is attributed to Raphael or maybe Donatello.

Fiercely,

alexandria

Having All the Fun

All I want to dooo (Sing in the tune of Sugarland’s song) oo oo oo oo Ooo ooo oo oo oo oo is take beautiful photos! Perhaps it is because the culture we live in is so addicted to the idea of celebrity we have […]