Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Mirror doesn't lie

All photos by Jenna Belevender, Art Direction, Styling and Model is Alvita Lozano
"Your eyes are cameras that send electronic images of the world into you." - the untethered soul, Michael A. Singer
This photo shoot/blog is a study in observation and self reflection: literally and metaphorically.  Who is she? Why is she dressed as she is?  Where is she going? What does she feel and what does she see? 

I see more questions than answers.  What do you see?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December Photo Post

The sun doesn't shine much in these parts during December, but the pink shades help me to see and to remember that we are the salt of the earth and light of the world, so keep the faith, follow that North Star till you find the king of kings. - Peace - A.L.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Heidelberg Project Window Installation with a Mission

Heidelberg Project Window Installation at Complex in Birmingham, MI
Complex in Birmingham, Store Installation 09/2013
Get your Magic Trash Books at the Complex Installation, an inspiring story for Artist of all ages

Recently designed and installed by Special Programs Coordinator Emily Bunder with the Heidelberg Project and the Young Adults of Heidelberg team is a whimsical and artistic commercial space with a mission.  It's clear Detroit Art can cross city limits and professional boundaries in HP style.  You can see the real space at the Complex in Birmingham, Michigan over the next month.   Enjoy!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

When Art meets Metal Jewelry: David Bandlow's Good Stuff

Locket/Cabochon Holder: David E. Bandlow

Custom Ring: David E. Bandlow

How I wear my "Futuristic Leather/Metal Component Ring"

Good Investment, local artist David E. Bandlow, custom ring
A recent acquisition from local metal jewelry and multi-media artist David E. Bandlow was on my wish list when I first saw it listed on his etsy shop, MenageDetroit.

If you have grown tired of the quality and homogenization of name brands and the offerings at chain stores you should consider a limited edition piece from David's on-line shop.  He also gets out to a select number of art shows so keep an eye out for him.  If you have any questions on a piece or want to discuss a custom order, give him a shout at 586 549-1332.

Monday, July 1, 2013

California Dream Girl...From Detroit with Love

California Palm Tree Inspiration: Pinterest Board Collection

Kelsey Knickerbocker Model
Kelsey Knickerbocker Model
Kelsey Knickerbocker Model
Kelsey Knickerbocker Model
Photographer Ali Saloum, Kelsey Knickerbocker Model
Kelsey Knickerbocker Model
Kelsey Knickerbocker Model, All Photos, Wardrobe Styling/Creative Concept Alvita Lozano, Hair: Josie Moreno/Celia Rodriguez, MakeUp Artist: Crystal Drake Mua, Location: Ferndale MI, 2013

Ahhh California, who can resist those blue skies, soaring palm trees and big dreams! 

I hope you like the preview images from a recent fashion photo shoot we romantic creative Detroiters organized to celebrate our appreciation for the beauty that is distinctly California.  Vintage inspired and brought to life by our California Dream Girl: Kelsey Knickerbocker Model and team members, Photographer shooting the professional images is Ali Saloum, Make-Up Artist: Crystal Drake Mua , Hair Stylist: Josie Moreno and Celia Rodriguez.  I was responsible for the concept, shoot locations and wardrobe styling.  Professional Images posted later, check back and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Iranian Artist In Exile Shirin Neshat DIA Exhibit Discussion In Ferndale

Ken Szmigiel speaks on the Art of Shirin Neshat at Ferndale Public Library
This week at the Ferndale Public Library a special discussion on the work of Shirin Neshat, her exhibit at the DIA and her powerful artistic voice.