Hello readers. It has been a crazy busy summer here at Macbeth Photography. While you were hopefully laying on the beach getting a base tan we were conquering NYC, taking thousands of photos, and loving every minute of it. One of the most inspiring shoots of the summer happened this past weekend.
Our resident makeup artist and over all rock star Nicole Dupre came to us with an idea. Her creative juices were flowing and she wanted to share them with the world. She gathered some paint and we found an awesome abandoned warehouse in Lake Mary. With a few rolls of white paper backdrops we set out to make some art. We were a team of five; Marsha Kemp, Adrienne Romine, Jim Hobart, Nicole Dupre and Charlotte Nash. Together we were determined to bring from a canvas and through a lens beautiful art.
Nicole began with her first canvas. Watching her create a masterpiece from a blank slate was so inspiring. Marsha and Jim snapped away capturing every creative moment, every inspiration, every last stroke of the paint brush. Jim also hooked up a camera to capture time lapse images and Marsha recorded the process on her Go Pro. Stay tuned for a BTS Video. Of course everyone snapped a few shots with their iPhones as well. We were literally covering this experience from all angles.
While Nicole was creating Adrienne, who is an accomplished artist in her own right, was painting a mural on the side of the building. We made sure that each one of us left our mark on that abandoned building. There was something so inspiring about this space. To think that at one point this building was someones dream and then it was abandoned. It gave us a sense of drive to help create our art in honor of those who did not have the opportunity to finish theirs.
I even tried my hand at creating art by helping Adrienne paint her hair blue. Adrienne wanted to take some photos against the back drop of Nicole’s painting. She said that the work sparked a fire in her that she thought would be fun to express on her very own canvas. The results were awesome.
In total Nicole created three different pieces. Each painting had a story to tell and with each new work of art Nicole became more confident in her vision and more adventurous with her brush and hands.
Nicole used every part of her body and every color combination you can think of. She was on fire and was loving every minute of it. When asked to describe the experience Nicole had this to say, “Literally I wanted to jump in a big bowl of paint and create something off the cuff and spur of the moment and it was really amazing.” To see more BTS shots visit Nicole’s BTS gallery.
Each of the paintings were so beautiful and so inspiring we decided that it would be perfect to use one as the backdrop for this month’s First Friday Fotos. The idea of just putting them up on a wall just didn’t seem enough. We want to share these beautiful pieces with as many people as possible. So please come on down to our studio August 2nd from 3-9pm to get your professional portrait taken on a one of a kind backdrop and to see all three of Nicole’s paintings on display. This is a once in a lifetime experience that is sure to inspire and amaze.