Monday, May 31, 2010

Kenyatte Nelson: Style in Cincinnati

Over the weekend, we had the distinct pleasure of photographing Kenyatte Nelson, Esquire Magazine's 2008 Best Dressed Real Man in America, style aficionado, and author of Tweed & Velvet, a men's style blog.  The video below contains a small sample of the incredible images we captured with him in the Fountain Square area of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Enjoy!

Friday, May 21, 2010

North Halsted, Chicago in Abstract

While in Chicago this week, we had some extra time so we walked around the North Halsted area and took some abstract photographs of the neighborhood.  Here are a few of our favorites.  Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

Moss grows in a brick driveway.

One of Chicago's many interesting alleys.

The alley entrance.

One of the many wonderful details of this neighborhood -- an inclusive community.

Elegant architectural details can be found everywhere...

Patterns are everywhere too...

One of the many flower boxes in the neighborhood.  

You'd never know you were in a city...

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Check back next week for the Jordana Wright Photography Blog's 1 year birthday post!  We will be reposting some of our favorites from the past year, and a bunch of new shots too!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Abstract

We just went on a very quick trip to Chicago -- stayed only one night in the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, IL.  It was a beautiful, well designed hotel that just received a $64 Million face lift!  I took the opportunity of visiting this luxurious hotel to take a few abstract photographs of the excellent decor.  

A floating vase.

A wall of seating in the lobby.

A chandelier. 

Early blue light through the room window.

Floors Two Through Six

Lobby Centerpiece.

A comforter.

A Curtain.

Serious Carpet.

About Six Thirty.

Very orange accents.

All photos are available on our Archive website by clicking each image.  Thanks for stopping by!  
Check back soon for more images from our trip to Chicago!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Abstracts by Jordana Wright Photography

It was a beautiful day yesterday -- the perfect weather for capturing the bold colors in springtime landscapes.  We went out for a country cruise with the intention of photographing some of rural Illinois' springtime splendor, and returned home nearly an hour later with a nearly empty memory card.  Sometimes perfect weather and good intentions isn't enough to find inspiration...  Frustrated with the lack of new photographs for the day, I wandered around my house (and later, my in-laws' property) with my 50mm lens and took some abstract photos...  Here's what we got:

"1969" -- pattern and light through our 40+ year old curtains.

"Aluminum" -- Late afternoon light on the aluminum sided barn.

"Bolt" -- Fencepost and bolt illuminated by the golden light of late afternoon.

"Electric" -- Backlit scarf

"Lines of Light" -- wood molding and blinds in an upstairs room

"Lock" -- a doorknob and it's shadow

"New Holland Blue" -- a brightly painted gate

"Plush" -- a surprisingly uncomfortable chair

"Sizzle" -- post-dinner... the coals are almost out

Sometimes all it takes to see the things around you in a whole new way is a little bit of creative frustration and an open mind!  

Thanks for stopping by... there are a lot more abstract images from yesterday available on our Archive... Go take a look!    

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers' Day from Jordana Wright Photography!

A very Happy Mothers' Day to all!  Here are a few of our favorite photographs from Family Portrait Sessions featuring the special bond between Mothers and their children!

I took this picture of my mom a couple of months ago.  It's one of my favorite pictures of her.  
Don't kill me for putting your picture on the internet, Mom...  I love you!  Happy Mothers' Day!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

New Contest on the Jordana Wright Photography Facebook Page!

Hey folks!  We just launched a fun new contest on our Facebook page!  We are taking submissions of 5/7/5 format Haikus inspired by the image below for the chance win an 8x12 Fine Art print by Jordana Wright Photography!  

Rules and information are available here!

We're really looking forward to reading the submissions!  Get those creative juices flowing and check it out!  

Friday, May 7, 2010

Old Favorites by Jordana Wright Photography

One of my favorite things about digital photography is the ability to take and save loads of images.  Sometimes it's nice to come home from a shoot, choose a few favorites and walk away from the rest of the photos for a while.  Then a few days, months, or years later, you can comb back through various folders looking for some new favorites that maybe didn't catch your eye the first time around.  If we still worked predominantly in film, this would be a lot harder to do!  Here are a couple of old photos that have become some new favorites of mine.  Click any of the photos to see them in our Image Archive!

An old Cape Cod door knocker.

Wood End Light, in Cape Cod

A toy car on a friend's mantel.

A lantern and plant in a friend's window.

All of these shots were taken in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  Its amazing how sometimes you need a little distance to gain new perspective on an old photo!  What do you think?  Do you ever need to walk away from something for a while to be able to look at it in a whole new way?

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