Sunday, November 18, 2012

one unsuspecting sunday 2012...

as an artist i must create. it doesn't matter if it is an image, song, poem, film or drawing. i have to create.

however, through the creative process there are moments where i lack creativity, inspiration, and even sometimes the motivation. i think that this is natural for any creative. i find my process of creating to be even more cumbersome because i am somewhat of a perfectionist. i always desire to push the envelope of my own creativity and often ponder, before any creative endeavor, "what is the purpose of this picture, song, poem, drawing?".

this usually leads to chunks of time where, although i appear active, i am inactive in creating a specific work that reflects my heart and what i want to offer to the world. it can be a painful process, drawing on a muse that can be very elusive. i mean don't get me wrong i find that inspiration comes to me naturally, however, i feel that the GREAT inspired projects don't come as easily or as often as i would like. therefore...i MUST exercise!

today, after leaving my usual place of meditation, Barnes & Noble, i decided to take a creative chance to capture images in Atlantic Station. i have heard the phrase, "you become motivated by doing..." and i knew that i needed to apply this theme if i wanted to capture a work of art (other than the myriad pictures i have taken of my beloved son).

the pictures below are a testament to the random beauty and natural works of art that i found on this seemingly run-of-the-mill lazy sunday. i chose not to inundate you with a multitude of the day's shots, frankly i didn't take that many-possibly around 15-20 images, but to show you two shots that i found meaningful to the experience.

the first captures the melancholy of the day. the sun setting in the distance, and night falling close on this fall sunday. i chose to put it in black & white because this effect brought intensity to the mood of the moment.

the second captures a picture within a picture. i met these nice people purely by "chance" and they were so gracious as to let me capture THEIR MAKING of art. what a privilege. can you see what i mean by the phrase, "picture within a picture". i really feel that God took this because i didn't get it until i after i took it. WOW! what a  revelation!



Stay Encouraged!

Monday, November 12, 2012

limited time promo....

hey everyone!

i have been in talks with a few of my supporters over the last several weeks about doing a promotional deal for photography. i reached out to Nikki of Nikki Dahlin and Dea Win of Pretty Girls Rock Dresses (who are Boss's in the biz) and gotten great feedback on the best avenue to take my idea. oh, yeh "like" their pages.

so listed below is a promotional deal for photography package that consists of a one hour photoshoot to include one look and makeup/styling/hair for $125. i will be posting another similar deal on Living Social soon.

but to all my supporters and encouragers, Thank you! for keeping my work relevant! i have a lot lined up for 2013. #gamechanger

this deal is for purchase until December 25th and will be good until the expiration of May 1, 2013.

you can order the package by contacting me at: loungekingfilms@yahoo.com. i take credit cards (pay pal) and cash. :D


details...(limited to Atlanta residents only)

Treat yourself to a high fashion portrait session for $125, you get a one-hour photo shoot which includes: one look, hair, makeup, and styling, a 5”x7” print image, a CD of 10 *edited images of your choice captured during the session (a $500 value). Limit one person per photo shoot.

Professional photographer Jason Rene specializes in capturing couture concepts, fashion, portraiture, and wedding photography. Your living social deal is good for an hour-long photo shoot; you can choose to come to his bohemian style studio located at the Goat Farm (close to Atlantic station) or shoot high fashion in the heart of Atlantic Stations’ park area. Bring your sass, class, and be baaaaaaaaad-aw shucks for your creative portrait session.With the option to order additional prints.

Pamper yourself for once and make an online reservation to schedule your shoot. This deal expires on May 1, 2013. All shoots are appointment based and subject to availability, first come first served. Cancellation policy is as follows: photographer will be notified 48 hours in advance of cancellation in order for rescheduling to occur. If not notified 48 hours prior the voucher will be voided upon no-show of appointment and no refund will be given. The package price includes: hair, make-up, and styling no concessions on price will be made should hair, make-up, and styling not be needed.

*Minor blemish removals and touch-ups only. Conversion to black and white also available. Photographer will not add in specific backdrops or props. Images will not have partial black and white scenes with some objects within the photo being left in color. Images will not have special writing placed on them other than the photographer’s watermark.

The package is limited the shoot to one person per shoot BUT if purchasers want to shoot together each person MUST purchase a separate package. Groups will be limited to a maximum of four people per shoot.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

gifted...

i had trouble trying to figure out what to title this post because i didn't want to sound too "slangish" or too "with the times" (AND because i am holding my son in my arms as i type this).  reason being is because sometimes being with the times can be limiting. marinate on that...

i digress. this post is about a woman who is soo talented but moreso gifted. Dea Win, what she goes by on facebook (apply tilted as well i might add #Winning!). i met her about two or three years ago, time really leaves me these days. i did a film for her business Pretty Girls Rock Dresses, LLC. since then she has continued to mature her business and brand into one of the most "it girl" businesses in Atlanta.

so why am i doing a blogpost on her? well for starters she has always supported my creative endeavors through promotion and shout outs. i also photographed her cousin's wedding last december (PSA: support each other in the market place). Dea is just a really genuine person and meeting people like her inspires me to continue to do what God has called me to do, encourage and create. so with this post my main goal was to shine a light on someone other than myself and encourage her to keep at it because He knows the potential He gave her and the world will soon know. it was also to increase her visibility because she really does have a lot to offer the community and women in general, she is an empowerer.  i am just happy to know her period. imagine if you knew Oprah before she was OPRAH, how would that make you feel?

so hats off to Dea! we will be working on some projects in the future but most importantly, hit her facebook page up. LIKE it! and stay tuned for what she has to offer because she has a beautiful spirit that the world needs to see!

Stay Encouraged!!!