I’ve been wanting to do something creepy for Halloween, and came up with this composite. I’m very fascinated by the idea of the spirit and out of body experiences also known as astral projection. On the one hand, I have difficulty believing in such things as angels and demons, yet the fear of possession and the loss of a soul seems very real to me. How can I have a fear of something that I don’t necessarily believe in?
I have to wonder at the symbolism presented by the tree and apple scene in the Wizard of Oz. Perhaps it is a suggestion that as strange as things in the land of Oz might seem, they can always get weirder. Personally, I’ve always been attracted to the apple, I appreciate its tactile qualities as well as its deeply rooted symbolism in our subconscious. Universally, It is strongly tied to beginnings, and to change. In this event, I like to believe that it is also connected to the folly of youth. The apple, as tasted by Eve, bears the wisdom of age, but conversely the loss of innocence. Our childlike Dorothy clumsily reaches out for the apples; struggling to satiate that youthful curiosity.
Some photographers are able to get exactly what they want in camera. Honestly most of my images are about 90 percent where I want them to be off the card, but, I almost always give my images a little 10 percent boost. I thought I’d show you how things go down: I’m not doing anything that hasn’t been done before here, but I often wonder how magic tricks are performed so, maybe by showing you how its created you’ll be inspired to try it yourself!
I was very interested in the sociological tone of the image. The phone being like a ball and chain, a weight which tugs at her and intertwines itself around her body. There’s a struggle like that of an addiction that is relevant in the contemporary sense but with the ironic aspect that this phone is unlike any other she would have used in her own lifetime. So again, there is this contrast of antiquity and modernity. What does it say to you?
Photography: Kelly Grzasko Model: Grace Irwin
I am constantly defining my brand; a statement of who I am as an artist. At the time I chose the name “Frames to Frame,” I thought my website needed to be catchy and accessible for the consumer. A last name like Grzasko isn’t the easiest to spell, but it has occurred to me that it is a unique name, and my work isn’t made for mass appeal, its made for me, and the people who appreciate it. I don’t know yet if my work is recognizable among the sea of skilled photographers, but I do know that my signature is honed with each successive image I create. This morning, Grace and I made some magic happen.Stay tuned for more from this inspiring shoot. (Still working on the logo! Any suggestions from designers out there??)
Photography/Creative Director: Kelly Grzasko
Model/MUA/Hair: Velvet Elvira
Sometimes you need to take a closer look.