Galleries exhibiting at…

Posted on July 19, 2017

I’m very excited to announce that my piece “Aground, Twin Elements”  was accepted into a show  titled “Black and White” at PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont by juror Jennifer Schlesinger whose work I really admire.  I’m humbled to be a part of this exhibition!

Black and White
Juror: Jennifer Schlesinger

Gallery exhibition: July 12 – August 12, 2017
Hours: Tues. – Sat. 11-4

PhotoPlace Gallery
3 Park Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
PHONE: 802.388.4500


The same piece, “Around, Twin Elements” was also accepted into Candela Books + Gallery in Virgina!  Very happy to be a part of this exhibition!

Unbound6!
Gallery exhibition: July 7 – August 5th, 2017
Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 1pm – 5pm

Candela Books+Gallery
214 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Holland Photo Talk

Posted on July 19, 2017

Had a wonderful time talking to the group at HollandPhoto, and many thanks to Brian and Morgan for hosting this talk.
Thanks to Christa Blackwood as always for being an inspiration and good friend.  Thanks for coming out to hear us talk about our work!

Final Jolt Texas Photos

Posted on May 30, 2017

Editing these images for the past few weeks I realized they were too cold in tone.  I wanted a warmer and softer tone, something that seemed timeless and historic.  I think the antique look I ended up creating supports that vision.  Hoping @JoltTexas will end up using some of these.  I love the strong latino/a faces and desire for change!  It’s my hope these images reflect that and attract some new members!  https://www.jolttx.org/en/

 

Jolt Texas Photoshoot

Posted on May 17, 2017

Well, I finally finished all the photographs from the shoot last week.  Had a great time going through all of these powerful and strong faces!
Only have time to post four images for now.

https://www.jolttx.org/en/

 

Jolt Action Photoshoot!!!

Posted on May 8, 2017

I had the best time photographing for Jolt Action yesterday.  With the help of the lovely Leandra, her adorable house, and my awesome friend and founding executive director of Jolt Action, Cristina Tzintzun, it was a great success.  Many photos to come, but here’s a sneak peak of one with both of these lovely ladies.

First Albumen Print

Posted on April 28, 2017

Recently, I decided to try albumen printing!  What first got me into it was the fact that my dad has about 200 chickens on his Far View Ranch!  Doing research on different printing techniques from George Eastman House historical process videos I came across albumen printing, which is of course eggs.  I love the quality that albumen has and the detail it produces.  I’ve always loved looking at photographs from the mid-1800s, it’s like looking back in another time.

I used the knowledge of Will Salley on YouTube and the book by Polish albumen printer, Radoslaw Brzozowski, and the website by Chad Jarvis.

It has been a fun, tedious and beautiful process.  Having just started it two weeks ago, I have so much to learn!  But I look forward to experimenting and creating art.

Here is a look at my first untoned albumen print from today, and the whole process from beginning to end.  Didn’t photograph the actual silver sensitizing of the paper or exposure.  Trying to find time to do it all I’d say the entire process took about two weeks.

 

 

 

 

My newest piece of art…

Posted on March 9, 2017

I’m very happy to have finished this piece!  It was one of the harder pieces to print.  Only 5 prints, but the tonality was challenging to get right.  I’ve realized that even when I separate the negs to make individual prints, it doesn’t matter if I print it exactly the same, the tonality always varies from print to print.  Fortunately, I like the effect, it brings a graphic element to my work that I enjoy creating.

Here’s an example of how I cut out the middle to add the middle print.  Was definitely tricky and I can’t get it extremely flat, but I think it’ll do!

 

Making “Untitled (as of March 2017), Twin Elements

 

And here’s the final piece.  (Shot with an iPhone).  I’ll get it copied soon.  Thank you to again to Rhea Mccarter Craft for makeup, Chancy Cone for hair, Amy Cooper as my awesome assistant, Courtney and Alexis as the gorgeous model twins!, and of course my own twin, Kat Nowlin.

 

Untitled (as of March 2017), Twin Elements. 15″x15″. Platinum on vellum w/copper comp leaf. Inquire for price info@lesleynowlinblessing.com

What’s keeping me busy…

Posted on March 6, 2017

This little girl is what’s keeping me busy these days!  Being a parent is amazing!  Definitely the hardest thing I’ve ever done.  She was very grumpy this day.  I started photographing her b/c it helps me deal with her temper tantrums, and the “terrible twos”!  What’s super awesome is that Fiona herself calms down when I start photographing her.  I feel like it allows us to just be together.  I’m a photographer mom whose kid likes to be photographed!  How luck am I!?


 

Completed Revised “Rooted” w/Double Exposure

Posted on February 24, 2017

So happy to have finished this piece today!  Thanks to Hasie and Clara for being the awesome models as always!  And to Rhea Mccarter Craft, owner and operator of Adore Boutique in Austin, TX, the amazing makeup artist, and the fabulous Eden Hinshaw, who I miss doing shoots like this with!!!

I decided to revise this particular image b/c I’m exploring double exposures.  I think it brings a different aesthetic to my work that I was looking for!  Now that I’ve found it I’m continuing this artistic discovery for the rest of the “Twin Element” body of work.  I’m hoping that it will convey a sense of wonder and closeness that I wasn’t getting before.  Hope people will like it as much as I do.  On to the next!

Rooted Above, Twin Elements. 25″x17″. 2017. Platinum prints on vellum w/silver comp leaf. Inquire for price info@lesleynowlinblessing.com

 

 

Newest piece, going to print

Posted on February 21, 2017

Excited about this new piece I just created.  Going to get in the darkroom soon!  Think I’ll do platinum on vellum with copper, but I’m also really wanting to learn the albumen process!  That might take some time though.  For now, I’m very happy with this “Our Reflection” piece that I’ll be printing soon.

 

 

Thanks again to Rhea Mccarter Craft, owner and operator of Adore Boutique in Austin, TX, the amazing makeup artist.  Chancy Cone, also from Adore Boutique, was the fabulous hair designer.  Amy V. Cooper, owner and operator of Trove Agency was my fantastic assistant.  Thank  you for being wonderful models, Alexis & Courtney!!  “Twin Elements”