Thankful for the information and workshops Creative Capital staff! Here we are in Trenton a couple weeks ago.
My photography kids this summer! Enjoyed every minute. Although outside was hot and humid, capturing them exploring the outdoors was quite therapeutic. Assisting fellow educator and Photo Artist, Glynnis Reed, we had a great time with the students for the second year in a row. Thank you, Stockton Summer Camp and P.A.L. for the opportunity!
Student's work will be on display Friday, July 21, 2017, at Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University. It will stay up for 1 month. Come check the exhibit out!
Students are collaging and editing their digital photography work on PAL's computers below.
Now we're off to explore the AC Boardwalk, photographing anything that catches their eye!
Here's work I started on the original "Proud To Be An American" created in 2008 when President Obama won office.
For the torn flag in the hair, I photographed old, torn, bed sheets. For the bleeding, bullet holes on my skin, I used red food coloring and silly putty. For the tears, I used honey on the side on an avocado.
Ha! Talk about stepping outside of my comfort zone! The strangest thing was doing this in front of an audience when I'm usually all alone creating my self-portraits. I really enjoyed teaching and sharing my creative process with everyone who came to the class.
Thank you, Bill, for capturing these photos!
Photo by Jeff Davis.
On July 14, 2017, I was invited to talk about the art of self-portraiture and share my own creations with Millville Arts District at The Cumberland County Innovation & Arts Center. Thanks to the staff, everyone who came to my class, participated in the photo exercise and shared valuable information regarding photography protection rights. (Photos above by Bill Horin of ArtC)
Above are a few photos from the event. Renaissance Riverfront Center for The Arts Above.
Pictured above with at The Renaissance Riverfront Center for The Arts at our photo exhibit. Work is on display and for sale unti July 16, 2017.
Contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org or the art gallery to purchase my work.
Renaissance Riverfront Art Gallery - (856) 327-4500
Location: 22 N High St, Millville, NJ 08332
Self-portraiture has always been one of the most exciting areas of the fine arts, mastered by artists like, Van Gogh, Cindy Sherman, Carrie Mae Weems and Frida Khalo --- just to name a few.
I'm offering valuable details into my own creative process and a behind the scenes peek into my conceptual digital photography world! Whether you're an amateur, pro, student or enthusiasts, this class will inspire you to pick up your digital camera and have fun making art.
Plus, a LIVE photo-shoot session will be happening, too!
Purchase tickets to my class today at www.artcnow.com/photosj.
Looking forward to seeing you on June 14 in Millville, NJ!
I used the canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6. I got as close as I could and snapped this photo. It was so crowded in Jersey City, NJ for this presidential campaign rally. 2008. I traveled alone that day and waiting about 4 hours in line to see him, but it was worth it.
Inspired by "Rosie The Riveter" who is a cultural icon of the United States, representing theAmerican women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, and Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign, I created these selfies.
"Rosie" went viral from my flickr gallery, a photo sharing online community for artists and photographers, and ended up published in The Guardian U.K. Newspaper and "A Message For Obama" blurb book. A portion of the proceeds went to provide clean water to villages in Uganda.
OPENED OBAMA HEADQUARTERS in ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (FEB 2008)
A couple photos from Blondell, Marcus, Stephanine and I at the headquarters. Plus, a text from my sister after Obama won the states of Illinois and Connecticut.
A couple emails I sent out while volunteering as a grassroots organizer for Obama in Atlantic City. 2008.
Reflecting on First Lady Michelle Obama's words to me on this postcard sent during President Obama's first term. I'm so grateful for The Obama's who have led our country in dignity, class and grace. Thank you for continuing to be an inspiration!
Supporting First Lady Michelle Obama's education initiative #62MillionGirls through art. Photographed in a alley one night down the street where I live in Atlantic City. 2015.
Collaborated with local mentor groups, Champions of Youth and Boys & Girls Club (Atlantic City Chapter) to promote arts education and First Lady Obama's #62milliongirls.
"GimmeFive" Let's move support video for promotion.
<div class="fb-video" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/ndavisstudio/videos/10152733071888062/" data-width="500" data-show-text="false"><blockquote cite="https://www.facebook.com/ndavisstudio/videos/10152733071888062/" class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ndavisstudio/videos/10152733071888062/"></a><p>Accepting Michelle Obama #gimmefive challenge to help celebrate the 5th anniversary of #LetsMove! The video shows a snippet of ways I'm trying to lead a healthier life. 1) Working out at the gym (a new activity for me!) 2) eating less fast foods while consuming more fruits and veggies, 3) meditating, 4) getting enough rest and 5) drink more water. How are you leading a healthier life? Share your videos and pictures!</p>Posted by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ndavisstudio/">Nastassia Davis Photography</a> on Monday, April 6, 2015</blockquote></div>
"GetCovered" Healthcare support art video for promotion.
<div class="fb-video" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/ndavisstudio/videos/10152432500718062/" data-width="500" data-show-text="false"><blockquote cite="https://www.facebook.com/ndavisstudio/videos/10152432500718062/" class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ndavisstudio/videos/10152432500718062/"></a><p>#getcovered #obamacare #selfies By the time you're throwing up green stuff, it'll be too late. @BarackObama</p>Posted by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ndavisstudio/">Nastassia Davis Photography</a> on Saturday, November 15, 2014</blockquote></div>
Some of us from the Clique Exhibit last Friday, Sept 16, 2016.
Taken place at the Riverfront Renaissance Center For The Arts in Millville, NJ.
Thanks to Steve Jasiecki/ArtC for these photos. If you missed the opening the exhibit will be at the RRCA in Millville until Oct 13.
More photos from event can be found here.
August 6, 2016 Group Photo Exhibit
Group photo of Nastassia Davis with 11 other women photographers at reception for photography art exhibit. Location: The Loft at 600 F Street, Washington, D.C.
Thank you, Ruby Ella Melton, Founder of BGWAC, for selecting me to showcase with these 11 other women photographers!
Words can't express how truly shocked and saddened I was to hear about the passing of Prince Rodgers Nelson on April 21, 2016.
I took this photo 38 weeks ago and felt it was apropos to share at this time.
May this gifted human being's spirit be surrounded by love. His music and gifts to the world will live forever.