June 19, 2018 | Author: webSman

Self-portraits by Roxanna Walitzki

It’s nice to think of art as something that lasts. Paintings get preserved and passed through generations. Maybe, in enough time, they end up at a museum. But for street artists and muralists, this often isn’t the case.
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February 16, 2018 | Author: webSman

Haunted by Nina Pak

by Nina Pak
For the Haunted series I wanted images that didn’t look like a typical ghost image, I wanted something that was beautiful with an edge of a nightmare quality, like you would see in a film like the Ring.
I took the photographs we made at the abandoned warehouse, the old rail station and the graveyard and overlaid them with photos I had taken underwater. The water images have an ethereal feeling to them and when mixed with the headshots I got an image that looked distorted in an interesting way. They remind me a little of the mirrors from an amusement park, or a surreal dream. There was a lot of experimenting with these images for Specter and at least half of them did not make the cut.

Caitlin Fisher did a wonderful job with the pale makeup and smoky eyes on Alanna and Jacqueline, but I also added quite a lot to the images in post production to change the tone of the skin and add color in places. This is a process much like painting, only I use digital brushes on layers, and some painterly applications.
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April 5, 2017 | Author: webSman

Monica Menez – Bello

Bello is a beautiful new video by Monica Menez

Written and directed by Monica Menez
Production by Ironic View Films

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January 18, 2017 | Author: webSman

VALT2016 – 5 Year Anniversary! Exclusive interview with Kat Kozak and Kat Ferneyhough

Miroir: What inspired VALT?

Kat Ferneyhough: There are several alternative fashion events occurring around the globe, and upon deciding to move to the west coast, we found it surprising that a city as creative and unique as Vancouver didn’t already have one. After years of operating as an event coordinator for art exhibitions, mini music festivals, and fashion shows myself, plus Kat Kozak’s experience documenting and managing events as well, it seemed only natural to develop one here together.

Kat Kozak: Ultimately, Kat Ferneyhough shared her vision for the initial concept of VALT with me, and I was honoured to be asked to be a part of it, both as a friend and fellow creative. more » “VALT2016 – 5 Year Anniversary! Exclusive interview with Kat Kozak and Kat Ferneyhough”

April 8, 2014 | Author: miroir

Makeup artist: Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith is the creator of these gorgeous makeup looks, ranging from fresh-faced beauty to the darker, more dramatic ones.

Lauren is a Seattle-based, self-taught makeup artist who started off in other areas of art, like poetry and sketching. She also loves surrealism (which is so Miroir!). She has a passion for colours and that surely translates in her beautiful work seen here. more » “Makeup artist: Lauren Smith”