Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Abstract Lensbaby Photography

Abstract Lensbaby Vampire (or not) Photography

Ever since I've first put my hands on it, a few years ago, I fell in love with my lensbaby composer. It's a small (fits in your pocket), funny-looking, 50mm lens that can do magic. I used it to shoot my favorite angel, Bethesda Angel statue in Central Park, among others. The resulting image was Angel in Central Park, now part of the permanent collection of the AIDS Museum.

But back to lensbaby photography. While many tease me about the lens, I, again, adore it, have fun with it and, while it's not like shooting with a 70-200mm, it's quite portable and can create (Photoshop-free) effects other lenses cannot.

Therefore, while trying to update my website, I've been playing with some of my lensbaby images, ending up working on some... abstract images. Here are a few of them:

My lensbaby heart series, which is also part of my vampire photography series:

Bloody Lensbaby Hearts:
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Sea of Bloody Hearts: Lensbaby Vampire Photography Series. Copyright 2012 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Blue Lensbaby Hearts:
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Sea of Frozen-Blue Hearts: Lensbaby Vampire Photography Series. Copyright 2012 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Queen of Bleeding, Broken Hearts, holding her trophy--a heart broken open, setting free a wave of tiny, bloody hearts
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Queen of Hearts holding a heart, broken, bloody, filled with tiny bleeding hearts. Lensbaby Vampire Photography Series. Copyright 2012 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Queen of the Blue Hearts holding her second trophy--this time, a heart broken cut open, setting free a wave of tiny cool blue hearts
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Queen of Hearts holding a broken, blue-icy heart, filled with tiny bleeding hearts. Lensbaby Vampire Photography Series. Copyright 2012 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Queen of Frozen Hearts inspects her third trophy--a giant frozen icy heart, cracked open. Tiny, frozen hearts it once held inside could not escape, though, instead they remained glued, ice on ice, on the giant heart's walls.
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Queen of Hearts holding a broken, frozen heart, filled with tiny bleeding hearts. Lensbaby Vampire Photography Series. Copyright 2012 by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
More on lensbaby and bokeh in upcoming posts. Thanks for stopping by,

Alina Oswald
Author of Journeys Through Darkness: A Biography of AIDS with Photographs by Award-Winning Photographer Kurt Weston