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”

Women’s March 2017 in Austin, TX

Posted on January 23, 2017

I had the opportunity to attend the women’s march in Austin, TX 2017.  It was incredible to see that many people coming together for women.  I love my city!  After looking at these images I realize I was a bit distant and it was hard for me to engage. I think it’s b/c I’m not always comfortable being around that many people. But I’m happy I went and happy to have witnessed such togetherness.  

I know people were cheering and making lots of noise, but I was interested in how quite a lot of people were.  Almost like everyone had a strong intent to be there for many different reasons.  They walked by slowly and held their signs for everyone to read. These are my “Quiet March” photos.  Hope you enjoy. 

 

Behind the Scenes Photos

Posted on September 13, 2016

These are the talented artists that helped me put this production together.
Rhea McCarter Craft, Adore Boutique – Makeup
Chancy Cone, Adore Boutique – Hair
Amy V. Cooper – Assistant (Owner of Trove Agency)
Courtney and Alexis were the fantastic models

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Courtney just got her hair and makeup completed! So excited for this shoot.

 

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Chancy Cone – Hair  /   Rhea McCarter Craft – Makeup

Alexis (and Amy Cooper background) getting ready for the shoot

Courtney & Alexis, Twin Photoshoot

Posted on September 8, 2016

My shoot with the twins, Courtney and Alexis, was so great! Rhea Mccarter Craft, owner and operator of Adore Boutique in Austin, TX was 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.  Everyone was amazing! I can’t wait to get into the darkroom to print.  Here’s a behind the scenes shot of Chancy Cone with the twins.  Courtney and Alexis were fantastic subjects.  More to come for the “Being a Twin: Element” series.

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Photoshoot

Posted on August 6, 2015

Both photoshoots went really well the other day.  I’m happy to be shooting again.  #WorkingMoms

One photo shoot was headshots for an actress (I never do these! Surprisingly fun.) #ActressHeadshot

The second shoot was for a commission.  A portrait of a woman with the final piece being a large platinum (10-20 prints) on vellum w/gold.  Going to be a lot of work but excited to get started on it!  #PlatinumPhotography

New Gallery on Website – Instagram

Posted on July 11, 2015

I finally put together some of my favorite shots from the ol’ phone on here.  Check it out:  Instagram

KUT Interview

Posted on September 18, 2014

Mike Lee @ KUT interviewed the participating artists in “Face Value” exhibition @ Davis Gallery.  http://kut.org/post/face-value-davis-gallery.

Lesley Nowlin (Blessing)
Leon Alesi
Scott David Gordon
Jamie Panzer

Curated by Susannah Morgan

 

 

I Love Texas Photo Interview

Posted on September 9, 2014

ILTP, who has tons of talented photographers under their “Explore Talent” section, was nice enough to do an interview on my most current work.
Thank you Amy V. Cooper @ ILTP!  ILTP INTERVIEW

 

Opening Night @ Davis Gallery & Framing

Posted on September 9, 2014

What a night!  Thanks to all who came out to the opening!  It was a great time, and thank you to all the participating artists and Susannah Morgan, Davis Gallery curator, for putting this together.
Here’s a pic of me and my good friend Amy Cooper next to the portrait I made of her and her twin sister Alison.  It looks a lot bigger than I thought it would!  Yay.

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