Armando / October 2016

Shot a few photos of my pal Armando on the top of a parking deck with a really sweet view of the city. I wanted a really dreamy ~editorial~ look, so I used a h0les Eyewear lens, a sparkle filter (like this), and a run-of-the-mill prism. We also made use of some cool spotlights on top of the building. I played around with the angles that I (and a couple of other really patient friends) held the filters and prisms in front of the camera and was able to get some really cool effects. 

Thanks to Armando for modeling and to Kristen and Ken for assisting and making a lil cameo! <3

Free Download! *Celestial Wallpapers*

I've been dabbling in design a good bit lately-- making album art, posters, and graphics for my zine Sonic Blume, amongst a few other projects-- so when my editor at Rookie, Lena, asked me to make a background for their website this month (the theme is INFINITY and centers a bunch around space :')), I obviously said yes. 

After a little while of floundering around in Photoshop, I whipped up a couple of options I liked and turned 'em into patterns using the "Define Pattern" + "Pattern Overlay" options (I should probably start making some DIYs for things like this!) and I wanted to share them with ya on this blog for yr viewing pleasure + use as ~wallpapers~ for yr ~devices~. Right click to save 'em, or hold down if you're on yr phone. 

Here's the one that ended up being used on the site...

for yr phone!

for yr computer!

And the pattern that didn't get used but is still cute 2 me. 

phone! phone! phone!

thanks 4 letting me throw my art at u! They're def not perfect, but I wanted to share 'em anyway <3

Savana

Cam / July 2016

I met up with my internet (and now IRL!) pal, Camille, a few weeks ago and we shot a buuuunch of photos of each other around Atlanta. She's a mega talented photographer from Baton Rouge and I LOVED HANGIN' WITH HER. I'm convinced that we're kindred spirits. 

I shot a roll of expired (only by 3ish months) Porta film in a Canon Rebel G, and edited them in Lightroom <3 These are a few of my favorites from the set. 

Hey Violet x Savana!!

A couple months ago I got an email from the sweet-as-heck Hey Violet team asking to make some cover art for their incredible new EP, "Brand New Moves" (you can, and should, give the title track a listen here. The video is amazing too!), and I obviously said yes! Since, I've also created a show poster and a couple more visuals for them-- I'm totally obsessed with their style and so stoked to be working with a band in this capacity. 

You can snag the EP (with art by moion iTunes now! Yay good music! Yay art!

 

The H.V. camp was kind enough to let me shoot some live photos of their killer set in Atlanta on their current tour with 5 Seconds of Summer and they were excelllllent! They're such a fun live band. When I initially went to edit these I sort of freaked out and went like, FULL THROTTLE MAXIMALISM, with a bunch of papers and adjustment layers....which was a mistake. I asked my mom why they sucked so much and she deadpanned and was like, "because you're trying too hard." And so I paired down and only went a little wild, and I'm really happy with the way they turned out! Moral of the story is: yeah, I guess less can be more, but only sometimes. 

 

ANYWAY! Check out the ~pics~ below, preorder that sick H.V. EP I was talkin' about, and go see them on tour, dangit!

 

<3

Savana

LANY @ Shaky Knees Fest

HEY O! I haven't posted on this here blog since January! Holy cow! But it is for good reason-- I launched Sonic Blume, my zine baby, in April, and am still shooting lots for Rookie (which I still love so much!). 

A few weekends ago I had the opportunity to shoot Shaky Knees- a 3 day long festival here in Atlanta- for Rookie, and I came across SO much awesome new music, including one of my new favorite bands, LANY

As I said in my piece for Rookie, I checked their set out solely on the basis of my pal (and LANY's best hype woman, imo) Lauren's recommendation, and they totally lived up to the hype! Their set corresponded perfectly with a gorgeous sunset, and the mix of their atmospheric, synth-y, electro-pop made for the coolest vibe. I shot so many photos during their set (and wasn't able to include more than a couple in the final piece!), so I wanted to share the rest of 'em here. 

Enjooooyyyy + check out LANY on Spotify!

keep up with yr grl on instagramtwitter ❁

 

 

Erin // january 2016

First shoot of the year, guys!! Was so excited to hang with Erin + test out my new 28mm lens <3

def gonna head back to this location soon to shoot some conceptual stuff- Erin showed me an old greenhouse that I'm DYING to shoot more in, so look out for that!

Top 10 Photos of 2015

This year has absolutely RULED. I started my senior year of high school, started contributing to my favorite online publication, visited NYC twice, was accepted into my dream college (SCAD!), and met a TON of new pals. I've taken a load of photos this year, so here's a much needed (for my brain's organizational purposes, if nothing else) look back at my favorite shots of the year. 

#1- I think that the fact that this image's file name is literally "helpme.jpg" shows how frustrating it was to make, but I love the way it came out. I found that dying tulip on the ground at Lowe's. Yay for free props!

#2- I started contributing to Rookie this past March- I've made some of my favorite work ever for them, and I couldn't think of a site that I'd rather have publishing my photos. This photo is from the first shoot I did for Rookie with some of my favorite pals- Bethany, J.T., and Megan. 

#3- Another shoot for Rookie. This photo ended up being the title page of Rookie Yearbook Four, the site's annual compilation of their best work, which I'm still so excited about. This was taken at my grandparent's house, the models are J.T., Erin, Mary Kate, and my cousin, Caroline. This shoot was so much fun- the stars are made from holes poked into a physical print of the photo. 

#4- Alexander McQueen's Sarabande dress was probably the biggest inspiration for this image- I hand sewed 100+ silk flowers onto a dress from Goodwill. It took a couple of weeks to complete the dress, but only about an hour to do the shoot. Gabby, who modeled the dress, ended up with lots of ant bites from laying on the pavement- we actually had to run to the gas station down the street to buy a can of ant-killer to get rid of them. Thank god for Raid and tough models. 

#5- This was taken on Jekyll Island on a family road trip. My mom and I walked outside to take a few photos of the stars and I was absolutely blown away by how well we were able to see them. Naturally, I ended up running around taking self portraits for half an hour. The way the sand looks in this picture reminds me a little bit of the moon's surface, which makes me like it even more. 

#6- This is Halsey. She is very cool and puts on a DREAMY live show. This was shot for Touch Music Press and yielded some of my favorite live music photos I had ever taken. 

#7- Studies show that The Maine is the Official Best Band Ever, evidence being that they did a 100% free tour this summer. I've been a huge fan of these guys for the past five years, so finally getting to shoot them was a dream, especially on this tour. This is Garrett, the bassist, and 1/5 of The Maine. 

#8- This shoot was heavily inspired by Halsey's Ghost video, which is absolutely dreamy and beautiful. I love the way the sequins on Tatiana's shirt look with the blue flowers and her purple wig. 

#9- This photo was taken in Savannah, GA in a random parking garage. Before we left, I pulled out my tripod and had my mom help me shoot a few self portraits sitting in the window. The clouds are actually digitally collaged onto the base image of me. 

#10- This photo was taken a week or so ago, during a shoot for Rookie's January issue. It didn't end up being a part of the series, but I really liked the star pattern on Julianna's sweater, so I decided to paint/doodle/collage it for fun. All of the editing was done on a physical print of the photo, as opposed to doing it in Photoshop. The stars all form real-life constellations as well. 

If you've looked at my pictures this year, liked a picture, or even left a nice comment, THANK YOU. LIKE, A BUNCH. It is majorly appreciated. I've got a few things in store for 2016, so hang around if you'd like. I'd love to have ya along for the ride <3 

Bethany

Got to shoot with one of my best buds yesterday <3 She's wearing a rad fur coat I bought from a consignment store last weekend (and am OBSESSED WITH!) that I've been itching to shoot with. 


Homecoming Session // Erin Marney & pals

Had the opportunity to shoot my good friend Erin's homecoming group recently! In love with the way these images came out.

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Anniversary Session // Conder

A sweet anniversary session from earlier this year! Thanks to Charlie & Eric for trusting me with these images <3

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