Thursday, April 23, 2009

Portfolio Pix



Here are just a couple of portfolio pieces I took as a student at the Art Institute of Colorado. 

Friday, April 17, 2009

Welcome to melaniewatsonphoto.com blog!



I am actually really excited to start this blog as I have lots of exciting news since graduating almost 3 weeks ago! I just wish I had had a chance to sleep in that time! But hey, no rest for the wicked, right?!

I guess I should begin by introducing myself, as I already mentioned I just graduated, where from you wonder or maybe not but I'm gonna tell you anyway, the Art Institute of Colorado, USA. I spent 2 crazy, intense but fun years there and as a graduating assignment one of my favourite teachers, Brad Bartholomew set me a challenge, to photograph a celebrity. 

As no one had yet to successfully complete this challenge I was determined to be the first! So, as you can imagine, being a student, time restraints, money and of course living in Denver presented a few obstacles but then I remembered comedian Josh Blue, who won last comic standing around the time I arrived in Denver and I know supports a lot of local projects, plus I was a huge fan and wanted an excuse to meet him seemed the perfect pick! For reasons unbeknownst to me he said yes! 

It took a couple of weeks to find a time that would suit Joshs' busy schedule but the date was set. With only an hour to shoot and with the help of my friend Sam Potts, these images were made. You can even see them on Josh Blue's myspace page, so I guess he liked them too. (http://www.myspace.com/joshblue)

Thanks for reading!

Mel