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Behance & Adobe Teamup

My Portfolio

Recently finished updating my portfolio on Behance and to my surprise they have partnered up with Adobe! So happy with the services that both of these applications provide to my artwork. If you would like to see an extended version of my work please click the link above. rectilinear_6.JPG

 

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For the Love of Color

   
 
The more I paint the more curious I get what kind of techniques are out there and how do they work! I think my favorite part about painting is self discovery! We all have our own specific technique and I think I have finally discovered mine. Now it is time to start practicing those specific mark makings to achieve the art I am confident with!

-DH

Night Flower

Night Flower

As much as I love furniture construction I also find it so relaxing to paint and just be inspired by life. I think as humans it is so important that we take time and really look at what nature and life has given us. Often art has a way of bleeding into several types of art mediums so you never know just how one thing might lead you to design or to rework something else.

“The truest connection one can have between body and soul is the work of art.”

I hope you’ve found a way to feel this connection in your life and enjoy it as deeply as I do.

DH-

Future Library

My-2

So I’m sure most of you have discovered by now just how inspirational Pinterest can be! Well, some of my favorite finds this week are all of libraries. I realized just how much I love all my books and although they wouldn’t fill half the shelves in these pictures still gets me excited about the day I can build something that can encompass all these photos.

One major factors for my future library will be to have a space that allows lots of natural light and nature to be seen from the space. Second importance is a mixture of materials such as wood, concrete and metal. And finally I want a space that is warm and inviting, but is also clean and sleek. Sometimes, books can feel heavy in a room and create a dusty and ancient cluttered mess.

I am sure that once I design/build my library it will be my favorite space in the house, besides my work shop of course! I would also love to design/build a cafe with these same concepts!

Hope you enjoy sharing in my dreams if you have any other photos that you would like to share I am always interested in ideas from my readers.

-DH

Past times!

  
One of my favorite past times is drinking coffee and going through interior design magazines! Today’s design ispirations are from Restoration Hardware! If your into lavish, decorative or industrial interiors this is an awesome and free book to get! 

With design school starting in a few months I guess I can’t help but get excited about all the new techniques and lessons I will be learning! 

As always have a beautiful weekend and get inspired by something you love!

-DH 

 

A different angle

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Homework day 2:

So after keeping everyone in suspense about what I was taking up close photos of in yesterdays post I have decided to show you what I was taking photos of as promised. Pic #1 This concrete and metal object has two purposes first it is used as a road block however as lunch time starts it because a very nice seat. Pic #2 This heavily patina soaked door is used for transporting criminals from the court house. Pic #3 Sure you knew it was a rock from yesterdays picture but not just any rock it is one of the last untouched hills in NYC. Pic #4 A garden that is maintained at the base of the rock in Pic #3. Pic #5 Bird spikes used to deter pigeons from making a home.

In addition to showing what the objects I was taking photos of I wanted to take this time to show a couple more techniques that I use daily in my photography which significantly helps me to capture interesting photos. From the slide show above I tried to take photos that the average person might take. However, in the second set of photos below you can see how with just a little bit of knowledge you can significantly bring beauty back into your pictures.

The three most important rules that I hold myself to are; I move my body to while looking at the subject to find what I think is the most attractive angle to my eyes, secondly when looking through my camera or screen I split my view into three sections from left to right and normally place the object I want in either left or right section of that diagram and never in the middle, third rule I hold myself to is using natural lines to help bring out the image. These three rules as you can see are evident in the following photos.

As always feel free to leave a reply or impart some of your own knowledge/ experience on photography with me is always welcomed. Until the next assignment, best wishes and happy photography shoots!

-DH-

The devil doesn’t have to be in the details!

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder as the saying goes, and well I have to say sometimes in our busy lives we may see this so called beauty without even knowing that we have experienced it! I decided to do some extra credit today and do some photography homework like I was required in high school.  In all honesty I forgot how rewarding and exciting those assignments were! I believe these assignments to be rewarding because it forces us to refocus our attention away from the whole and to find the beauty in the details of the part.

Tomorrow I will retake these photos in whole to show how by examining them in different view points the beauty can be altered by the beholder. The most important part of this experiment, as the saying goes beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it reminds me that beauty/ happiness is something I control based solely on my viewpoint.

I challenge you to take a few minutes out of your day to find the beauty in the details around your life!

Best wishes

-DH