i've actually been thinking that a lot of these could make really cool post cards...then i came across this collab by missamerica. figured it's never too late to pitch in.
i don't know how much people use post cards these days - maybe could also do them as a virtual "e-card" or something?
anyway - here are my ideas...
(i cant resource lisa as she's not on hitrecord - but she gets resource credit for the idea in this shot - which was taken on a bb btw...! :))
i think this photo by jsonclite is incredibly sexy.
i got the lipstick idea to put a spin on it from a vanity fair magazine cover... and from peter pan (the 2003 version...)
while the original shot by linedreamer is so beautiful, and i love it with more color remixed - i wanted to see another side of it with a darker tone and more focus on the woman's face...
i was flipping through "random records" and hit this portrait from beth_elen.
i immediately thought of likeadisco's tiny story truth about kissing.
this photo was my test run onto hitRECord - it was the first thing i ever uploaded. i then made it my avatar as it is both one of my favorite and most defining photographs. :)
i'm leaving the initial statement i had posted which was:
the lighting is just the sun- there is almost no photoshop done. curious to see where it goes.
i know these are not the most recent RECords - but i fell in love with them and had to mix them together.
if i were sixteen, this would be a poster on my bedroom wall - or a card in my locker.
such a perfect tiny story by inkedcanvas - and cacheth drew such a perfect illustration (in my opinion :))
here's to the barefoot crazies <3
i couldn't resist mixing these together.
in case you can't read the font:
"Sometimes I say, ‘again by heart’.
The syllable 'CORD' is supposedly
a variation on an ancient
proto-indo-european root word --
the same as core, corps, cœur --
"'RE' is an old prefix indicating repetition.
So, in that sense, I've been RECording
as long as my heart's been beating
over and over and over again.
And so have you."
emma conner did a beautiful job creating "life through a lens." in making the iris a RECord button, she really captured the concept that our eyes are our first cameras.
This is a transliteration of “hitRECord” into hieroglyphics. The ancient Egyptians believed that when something was recorded it became part of eternity. They therefore recorded everything like crazy, at least the good stuff…famines, plagues and military defeats, eh, not so much. (On the flip side, if something wasn’t recorded it never “really” happened. Due to this belief they tended to “forget” to record the above mentioned defeats/etc and were also big fans of defacing the artifacts of people they didn’t like, in essence erasing their enemies from existence.). Language was art and art was language. Everything in their art and language had meaning and significance because it rippled into eternity.
Some notes for those who might enjoy it:
Aesthetics were very important to Egyptian writing, more important than spelling and grammar even. Shifting around letters and words to make the writing look pretty was completely acceptable. “Pretty”, in hieroglyphics, meant “in nice little boxes”. I’ve written “hitRECord” vertically because it looks prettier this way.
Egyptian writing left out most vowels so there is no “i”. Signs, in order from top to bottom, represent a courtyard (h), loaf of bread (t), mouth (r), double reed (long e), basket (k), lasso (o), mouth (r) and hand (d). The last sign is called a determinative. Because of all the missing vowels, and the rearranging of letters for pretty’s sake, Egyptians added a type of idea-sign (determinative) at the end of each word that hinted (helped you determine) what word they actually meant. This determinative, a man and woman with three plurality strokes, is used for “community”, “family” and the like.
I think that’s it.
(The gads of extra blue are just to keep this record from resizing into something ten feet long. ;-)
It is nights like these that I am a pessimist.
Even as I am immersed, warm, in a deep sea of blankets,
Even as I am nestled, soft, upon a fluffy fluff of pillows,
(i think she knew what she was talking about :))
plus i like the idea that sometimes it is the littlest thing that can make the biggest difference. :)
i've been wanting to add shots to this collab for a while and finally got the chance!
airports are full of waiting! plus i really liked the lighting effect here. almost no photoshop.
from a photo shoot a friend and i did for her show that is opening in two weeks (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cabaret-Nights/404550809641520 :)) - adding it here for whatever use it might be in REmix inspiration :) (and because i miss hitting the big red buttin on my screen!)
(model - merri jamison)