Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Brianna in a white dress

In our latest Quinn Sisters photoshoot, Brianna was photographed at an old barn at sunset during the last week of summer. Brianna and I were joined by my boyfriend, also a photographer. We were aiming to capture images of Brianna in a style you might find as an indie folk singer's portrait: moody and mysterious in a country setting. Brianna wore a white dress from our mom, who got it in the '70s. I chose the song "Season of the Witch" by Donovan as the theme song for a slideshow movie of my pictures from the shoot...Enjoy!

Looking back

In May 2010, my mom was celebrating a show opening at Davis and Cline Gallery in Ashland, OR, and preparing to be interviewed and filmed for Oregon Public Broadcasting's show Oregon Art Beat, which features Oregon artists. Click below to see the Art Beat segment about Jhenna:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Quinn Sisters Production

Brianna has been learning to sing her favorite songs. The first song she sang and posted online was a cover of "Anyone Else But You" by The Moldy Peaches. It was after her first week of learning to play guitar (her teacher now calls her The Girl Who Can Learn a Song in One 30-Minute Lesson). She's also working on Gary Jules' version of "Mad World" as well as "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega. Posted below is Brianna singing The Kills' song "Black Balloon":

I took the photographs in the video as part of a model/photographer team project Brianna and I have been doing called Quinn Sisters. We work together to produce themed photo shoots. Our first shoot was called "Pretty tomboy and pretty nerd". Brianna has been coming up with the themes and picking out the outfits for it. Then we decide on a location, I choose the time, and we go from there, each of us directing the shoot.

Last year, I photographed a couple of senior portraits for Brianna's friends, and this year I am going to start marketing my photography to other high school students. (I'll post more about this soon.) I want to include the bundled option of both my photography and Brianna's styling/posing assistance.

I hope you enjoy the video. It was my first "reel" effort :) I am using Windows Live Movie Maker. It was a lot of fun to make, so be ready for more movies!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Quinn Sisters

Brianna and I have collaborated on a series of photo shoots. We started working together as a way to each gain experience at our interests: modeling, for Brianna, and photography, for me. Brianna had many ideas for settings and wardrobes for photo shoots; and with me as her photographer, she had the freedom to call her own shots (no pun intended).

With Brianna as a free and willing model, I was able to experiment with different photographic styles and get practice going out and setting up shoots in a variety of locations, including a stretch of train tracks and an indoor studio.

Each of our shoots had a theme: 1) Pretty tomboy and Pretty nerd, 2) Electric guitar rocker, 3) Punk in a pink dress, 4) Train tracks glamour, 5) Hippy and Country girl, and 6) Mysterious indie singer in a white dress...(see this post for a video of our most current shoot as of 11/8/11)...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Science of Fashion Show

Brianna rocked the runway yet again! On Sunday evening under a big white tent at Science Works Museum in Ashland, Brianna and her fellow models showed off a variety of fabulous dresses from Joe Dunbar Designs. The charity event included an auction with three dresses to bid on. The proceeds went to the museum, which is a popular attraction for children and adults alike to have fun experimenting with and learning about science!

P.S. Brianna, why no nerd glasses?

Photo credits:
Brianna in black party dress by Kara Q. Lewis
Brianna in glamorous gold dress by Nick Benedetti

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Upcoming art show!

My photography and my boyfriend's ceramics will be featured at one of the local businesses participating in the Talent Art and Music Festival on Friday, July 8, 2011 (that's tomorrow!).
Our pieces will be at A Colorful Talent Stained Glass Studio, 250 E Wagner Street, starting at 5 p.m. through 8 or later.

I'm also going to include some of my latest paintings (not for sale). I paint with oils and focus mainly on portraits as subject matter. I've been taking painting classes with Stefan Baumann for over a year and am excited to show some of my pieces to the public!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Website Roll Call

We have web presence! Our list of sites includes our main website and our individual ones. Have fun perusing:

This is the hub. From here you can find out about Lewis Enterprises and get info about each family member and links to each of our sites (which I'm going to list below). I made it using Photoshop. I went for a simple design right out of the gate and am pleased with how it turned out, although I'm looking forward to revamping it in the future, pushing the limits of Photoshop's design capabilities (or rather the limits of my design capabilities :).

Rather than continuing to tell fans of my mom's work to Google her name to see images of her work or to get a list of her galleries, we decided it was time to make her a website. This is the first website we put together for the business. It's a "site in a box" from Foliosnap.com. We've received many emails from visitors who've used the contact form. It's been a positive experience to read people's messages, whether they've sent an "I love your work" message to my mom or a request for purchasing a print of one of her paintings.

This is Brianna's Youtube page. Visit here to view videos of her comedy routines and musical stylings. She started posting last year after our dad bought her a Flip camera for Christmas. You can also view videos on her Favorites list. She's just been given a summer homework assignment from her free-style/hip-hop teacher to find dance videos with moves or routines that she finds inspiring. Check out her page to see what she finds!

This is my online portfolio. I'm using a free version of a portfolio account from Online Galleries, a company I found out about after viewing one of their sites being used by the owner of the local and internationally-successful company Papaya! Right now I only have my photography on the site. I have drawing and painting works as well but will wait to put those on an online portfolio. In the meantime, I'll be posting my art, musings, etc. on my personal blog, http://karaclick.blogspot.com/. I'll also be posting research on artist residencies on my other blog: http://artresresearch.blogspot.com/.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Brianna's on an iPhone app!

Brianna is the model in "The Model Workout" app. The app was produced by fitness trainer John Hacker and tech-savvy extraordinaire Sean Curry. The app is available on iPhones and through iTunes.