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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

the furry kids

If you follow my Twitter (@antognoli), you may have noticed the other day that I was freaked out because a neighbor asked us if we let Maurice run around in the woods near our house. We said no, the dogs aren't allowed to run out there. Well, our neighbor replied that he saw something that looked "Just like him" (pointing toward a shaggy Maurice) out in the woods the last few mornings! Could we have a resident bear? I know bears live in the woods, but wouldn't think that there would be enough of them in the DC suburbs for a bear to survive. But... I've been keeping my eyes peeled ever since.

Which brings me to my next point: there will be no more mistaking of Maurice for a bear for a little while, anyway. He got his annual haircut, and you can see the before and after in the photo above. Frida's in there with him because I realized that I didn't have a photo of the two of them together and it was about time we rectified that.

So behold, my fuzzy children, and revel in their cuteness!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Another Gelatin Relief

Yeah, another Gelatin Relief print. This one is from an engagement session I shot a while back. I am just loving this process for my wedding and portrait images!

See more of my Gelatin Relief images at www.erinantognoli.com, and if you're interested in acquiring one of these pieces for yourself, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

More Gelatin Relief

In celebration of the end of Cherry Blossom season, here's another Gelatin Relief image that I made. The negative is older, but the finished piece is brand new!

See more of my Gelatin Relief images at www.erinantognoli.com, and if you're interested in acquiring one of these pieces for yourself, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Gelatin Relief

Some of you may have seen my Facebook or Twitter where I have been talking about this old / new process that I am resurrecting and will begin offering to my wedding and portrait clients (not to mention making some cool personal art!). The process is a gelatin relief, and it consists of taking a traditional darkroom print and tossing it in an acid / corrosive solution that affects the silver gelatin and causes it to separate from the paper. These prints are awesome because you can manipulate them in such a wide variety of ways to make the images look completely different. Each image is one of a kind, and while they can be closely replicated, they cannot be exactly duplicated.

I used this process extensively for my graduate thesis exhibit, and have begun to use it on my wedding and portrait images. The image above is from the most recent darkroom session. I can't wait to start making these for my clients... it's gonna rock!

To see a gallery of these images, go to http://www.erinantognoli.com and click on "gelatin relief". I'll post more on the blog and eventually on Halo's site where they belong since they are made from the documentary images I capture for my clients. I am in the middle of a site redesign for Halo at which point they will be added. Keep your eyes peeled for changes and new additions to the gallery!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Bridal Happy Hour!

If you are planning your wedding, this is a fun, informal event not to be missed (plus you can come and see ME and my albums!).


PLEASE join us for our monthly Bridal Happy Hour!

Premier Party Rentals Showroom
5715 Industry Lane, #6
Frederick, MD 21704
(301) 685-6379

Tuesday, April 7 from 5 PM to 7 PM

Come mingle and visit with local wedding professionals one on one, get great wedding tips & ideas and even book wedding vendors you still need.

Don't miss out on drawings, discounts and more at this FREE event.

Featuring Vendors Such As:
Premier Party Rentals
Shew-sical Entertainment
Cinful Cuisine
Halo Photographic
Design Diva
to name a few!

Light fare and beverages being served.
Catering by Cinful Cuisine

Hope to see you there!

Contact Premier Party Rentals to RSVP
(or you can contact me and I'll forward you the Evite!)

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Liesl + Derrick - Featured!

Recently, the ISPWP put out a call for photos of unique ideas that member photographers had seen at weddings. One of my great couples from a while back, Liesl and Derrick, instantly sprung to mind. See their awesome Day of the Dead cake topper, along with a few other really cool ideas to show your individuality and to help separate you from the rest of the bridal pack here: Four Unique and Creative Wedding Details.

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