So today I spent awhile on the internet looking up installation artists and artwork. Focused on things in the woods or on a farm. I love a lot of these ideas and think we can adapt them well to our purposes. There are a few things in here that are not ‘installation art’, but I wanted to throw them in anyway. So take a look… I like the weird stuff in the forest, random things in the field and much more. Tell me what you think.
http://www.finch-uk.com/ is a stylist/jewelry designer friend of mine from the UK… great stuff
http://juliadeville.com/ is a stunning jewelry maker who uses animal parts (taxidermy) for props… love it!
http://www.fredbutlerstyle.com/ kick ass cool pieces… get inspired!
I will keep adding to this… check them out!
Here are a couple of images and concepts I really like. I love veils and a bit gothic/victorian in feel. I also love very wild/imp-like– props made from animal pieces. I also really love bizarre installations– things in nature where they shouldn’t be.
I AM OPEN TO YOUR IDEAS FOR COLLABORATION>>> write me.
I am currently commissioned by several magazines to do a variety of work.. and am also interested in submitting to some bigger name publications as well.
I want to collaborate with Prop Designers and Installation Artists to do some really interesting shoots…. I am open to ideas. There are several artists that have work that I really admire that often involve interesting props and ‘sets’ (installation art).
http://www.creativeexchangeagency.com — Please go check out the artist Luke Smalley and Anthony Goicolea
http://www.thomastreuhaft.com/Tim_Walker/tw.html Tim Walker is amazing
On another note, I also love the work of Paolo Roversi (look him up on google images for samples)
If you take a look at these, you can get an idea of some of the visuals that are attractive to me. I like bizarre but elegant. I like story telling. I like surreality mixed with reality.
Please email me if you have ideas or would like to collaborate.
For installation artists: I am currently living on a farm and I have 300 acres to work with– ponds, creeks, waterfalls, trees, corn fields, regular fields. Lots of creative spaces to work with!!!
This summer (summer 09) I will be located on a farm in upstate New York. I have a variety of environments to shoot here, and also have access to a park in PA for shooting waterfalls.
I have many shoots planned, written out in detail but here are some general ideas.
1. Hot Air Balloon
2. Waterfall Imps
3. Gone Camping
4. Textured Nature (models blend into environment)
5. Empty (clothes with no bodies, faces)
6. Mirrored Farm (mirrored images)
7. On the Hunt (hunting Story)
8. Tree Hugger
9. Farm Work
10. …….. AND MANY MANY MORE.
These arre some inspiration images for my negative image shoot I want to do for indie magazine.
More cool hair images I have found and would love to do someday.
These are just cool
There is a magazine submission with the theme of “distortion”… please write me if you want to know what magazine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I want to do a shoot with broken glass/mirrors. I am attaching images for inspiration. This is due in TWO WEEKS.
These next ideas are based on location, which have not been secured yet. I just wanted to see if there was any interested.
11. Adel Rootstein. This company makes exquisite mannequins that are extremely lifelike. My university professor toured their factory in London and said it was the most bizarre experience of his life. There are body parts everywhere. Naked women staring at you. Buckets of pieces of bodies, and more. I think it would be incredible to do a shoot in the factory/warehouse. It would place with what is real and what is fake. Could also be kind of dark to work in the living models into the bodies of the mannequins, especially the incomplete ones.
12. Shipwreck. There is a beautiful shipwreck in south London on Gray’s beach. I have not been there but the boat is extremely old and was recently set on fire. I very much doubt that we would be allowed to touch the ship, but this might be good for a short series of images around the ship. To see it search ‘Grays the gull lightship’.