Underwater Beauty: Fine Art Photographer Lola Mitchell

Underwater Beauty: Fine Art Photographer Lola Mitchell

The following is a guest article from Daniel Dunt.
Lola Mitchell is a fine art portrait photographer. She utilizes textures and digital painting to create stories through images. She was born in France and has been living in Los Angeles for 13 years. Her father was a fashion photographer (Jorge Damonte) and her mother was a contemporary dancer (Marcia Moretto).
Lola does an awful lot of underwater photography, which I absolutely love. The effortlessness that comes with an underwater photograph is always breath-taking, and this is just as evident throughout Lola’s work. Colours are subtle but intriguing, almost mysterious, and the model is always positioned just right. Better yet, Lola uses fabric in a lot of her underwater shots, which adds both texture and elegance to her photographs.

 

You can view more of Lola’s work through her website and Saatchi Art, where you can also purchase her work. Read More

The Pirates of Dark Water

The alien world of Mer is being devoured by an evil substance known as Dark Water. Only Ren, a young prince, can stop it by finding the lost Thirteen Treasures of Rule. His loyal crew of misfits that help in his journey are an ecomancer (Tula), a monkey-bird (Niddler), and a treasure-hungry pirate (Ioz). The evil pirate lord, Bloth, will stop at nothing to get the treasures for himself and provides many obstacles for Ren and his crew!

 

The Pirates of Dark Water is a fantasy animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera in 1991. The show first premiered on Fox Kids as a five-part mini-series titled Dark Water. Following a number of animation tweaks and other changes by Hanna-Barbera, those episodes were rebroadcast later in 1991 as the first five episodes of the regular series. Most notably, the original mini-series featured the voice of Roddy McDowall as Niddler, whereas in the revised version, the character was voiced by Frank Welker. The first season aired on ABC, while the second season aired in first-run syndication as part of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera.

 

The series was never completed, ending abruptly after 21 episodes with only eight of the thirteen treasures collected. This was one of my favorite shows from childhood. We need to finish the mini-series! Did anyone else love this show growing up? I watched the re-runs on Cartoon Network in the 1990s. It’s got a great concept and plot outline. Full episodes are almost impossible to find online for free, but the full series is available through Amazon. Read More

The Erotic World of Edward Olive, Photographer (NSFW)

The Erotic World of Edward Olive, Photographer (NSFW)

Edward Olive is a self taught fine art, wedding & portrait photographer based out of Madrid, Spain. He was a commercial litigation lawyer in London & Paris until throwing in the towel to pursue his more artistic interests. Edward got into photography by chance only in 2005 when he purchased his first camera, an entry level digital reflex Canon 350d to shoot his own actor’s book on a tripod with remote control. Finding he enjoyed the experience he started shooting actor and musician friends and the people living and working in his neighborhood Chueca (Central Madrid’s equivalent of Soho or Le Marais). Dissatisfied with the focused perfection of modern digital images and seeking an alternative look for his pictures he started adapting analog lenses (he extracted from broken old cameras with a large metal hammer we understand) onto his digital reflex using masking tape and built DIY lighting from microphone stands, disco lights and Kelvin correction gelatin discarded by technicians on his acting jobs. Check out some of the work by photographer Edward Olive below. You can also buy a book called “Private Collection” here. Read More