Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Look of Love

Happy Valentines Day! This holiday tends to polarize more than any other since it has come to symbolize material things over emotional, but I thought we could try to bring it back to its humble intent: to honor our loved ones. Describing love is as abstract an idea as defining art. You know how they say a picture is worth 1,000 words? Well, I like to think I'm pretty handy with words but what I really know is pictures and while I still haven't figured out how to write about love, I can at least show you what it might look like. Enjoy.


Marc Chagall

Nan Goldin

Frida Kahlo

Paul Klee

Toulouse Lautrec

Diane Arbus

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Eye Candy: Raelux

I don't know if you know this, but "I Make Picture" is not just some clever title. I (Ashley) actually MAKE picture(s). This weekend I am photographing Raelux, songstress and badass chick extraordinaire. While I cannot divulge the details of our upcoming shoot (we'll share the pictures with you at a later date!), I have decided that this would be the perfect subject of the blog's newest segment: Eye Candy. Eye Candy will feature my latest visual inspirations whether they be in terms of work I'm doing, personal style, or just good old fashioned...well, eye candy.

Right now I'm getting really inspired by these stills from and old video "Comic Strip" from Brigitte Bardot and Serge Gainsbourg. Brigitte is disguised as a dark, mysterious, sexy action figure amid a pop art backdrop. What more inspiration do you need? Oh, and plus her eye liner and hairdo's are a constant source of envy ;) Oh, the swingin' 1960's!

Other inspiration for the shoot comes from the whimsical, magical style of Bat for Lashes frontwoman Natasha Khan and the fierceness and hard-edged glamour of the one-and-only Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Wish us luck (and no rain!) for this weekend, and please check out all things Raelux at for updates and more! Enjoy the occular pleasures. :)

What's New (Pussycat)

Hello my loyal I Make Picture-ers! I want to take a minute to let you know about some upcoming changes to our blog. Though the core of this blog is the interactive element of assigning and posting art projects, I've noticed that a lull in incoming projects (ahem, this means you lazy bones!) makes for a subsequent lull in my ability to post due to the strict format I created (review, interview, review, interview, etc.). While I still want the assignments to be an integral part of I Make Picture, I also don't want to alienate anyone who may not for whatever reason be able or willing to complete these projects. Thus I have decided to expand the content of the blog to more things "art" in general. Specifically, this will include previews of upcoming exhibitions or visual projects that excite me, inspirations, and short art history lessons on artists and figures whose work may not be as broadly known. As always if you have things you'd like to see I Make Picture cover, please send an email to and let us know your thoughts! This change will enable me to post more frequently and hence give you, the reader, more thoughts, words, and oh yes, pictures to absorb and be inspired by!

Love and Pictures.