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    Art Photography CJ Group Forming! Closed

    Hello all,

    I am addicted to cameras and art photography, and if you are too, please consider joining my circle journal group. If you consider yourself an art photographer, and not merely a chronicler of vacation memories, you are welcomed!

    I envision a 6-member group and each member chooses TWO themes, very simple, something the other members can easily photograph in their own vicinities of the world. One theme will occupy ONE 8X8 page and the other theme will occupy the second/final 8X8 page. Each artist will photograph something representative of the chosen theme and construct a page around that photograph(s) (a collage, a museum-esque display, etc.) with additional visual elements, like words or poetry (written by yourself all the better), as the artist sees fit. Behind each page, the artist will title the photograph(s) (and page, if the name is different), list the camera(s) and film(s) used, and include a brief description of where/when/why the photo(s) was/were taken (if you want to include additional information like F-stop, etc. please do so, but this is not required). Each artist will also include her name, email, and the CJ group name as well as all relevant dates. Analog cameras are encouraged but not required.

    For instance, I choose the themes: old cars and cemetery statues. One page will be about old cars and can feature, at the discretion of the artist, colored photographs or black and white (though I prefer B&W) and perhaps she'd like to do a collaged border of many photographs with a smaller 3X5 matted in the middle. On the second page, perhaps she cuts out several statues and arranges them as faces in a crowd with staples and ribbons as the framing-border. Perhaps someone chooses "trees" as her theme and I construct a page to resemble a museum wall, complete with hardwood floor, and make a mock-frame of the picture, or I can have one photograph surrounded by haikus and poetry. As long as the photograph(s) remain the stars of the pages, all is allowed.

    Parameters:
    2 8X8 pages
    2 Themes, simple
    2+ Photographs
    All relavant information on the pages' backs

    Each member is free to dictate parameters for her own images, e.g.: "My theme is "women," but I do not want nudity, and I want only B&W images," or "My theme is "city scapes," and if you are into lomography (Diana and Holga cameras, for instance) I'd love images with those cameras only," or "My theme is "bar life" and I'd love double exposed images." Be as detailed as you want, but, keep in mind there are restraints on every other member depending upon where they reside or to what they have access. If one member cannot, and I mean CANNOT, fulfill a theme...please let your partner know ASAP so she can change her theme or give you another idea!

    PS: A THOUGHT...PERHAPS WE CAN LOOSELY INTERPRET ONE ANOTHER'S THEMES, I.E., A MOUNTAIN IS NOT A MOUNTAIN BUT A MOUNTAIN OF CANDY. AN OLD CAR IS NOT SOMETHING ONE DRIVES BUT A HOT WHEEL OR TOY...??? Do not limit one's self to the actual object...be creative!!!!

    Please follow general photography ethics! Refer to this wiki page for some further information about art photography: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fine_art_photography



    I would like to get this going, and if lucky, start the first or second week of May. If not that, the end of May or beginning of June.

    Please sign up today!


    1. Isisjean/Stacey: old cars (pre-1980) and cemetery statues.
    2. Micromummy: (old) weddings and animals. Bonus points to those who can fulfill jesters.
    3. Acacia.Rose: Old, historic buildings and sweet treats/bakeries.
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    Hi there Isisjean, this is way outside my comfort box but I'd love to join you in this challenge and stretch myself.

    My themes would be:
    1. old weddings
    2. jesters
    I love collage, ribbons, gems, buttons and anything chunky
    Kate x

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    Just had a thought, no-one will be able to photograph OLD weddings, so can you make it just WEDDINGS please and neither will they be able to photograph jesters so I'd better change that too. Lets make it any animal instead please. Sorry I was having a blonde moment.
    Kate x

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    Hi Micromummy,

    You are added. And I went ahead and added your original themes in case someone wants to be an adventurer in finding them.

    As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I'm not sure that I'm going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says, 'you are nothing,' I will be a writer. --Hunter S. Thompson

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    Thank you for including me. Had a chuckle at the bonus points bit.
    Kate x

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    I hope we get more people!?!?!
    As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I'm not sure that I'm going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says, 'you are nothing,' I will be a writer. --Hunter S. Thompson

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    I'm lurking! This is totally intriguing to me!

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    Hi Isisjean, where is everybody? Never mind my love I'll still do your pages regardless of who else does or doesn't join.
    Kate x

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    We would love to see you join, Siena!!! And yes, we will do something together Micromummy...maybe several pages and themes if no one else signs up, but, we should have hope!
    As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I'm not sure that I'm going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says, 'you are nothing,' I will be a writer. --Hunter S. Thompson

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    I'd absolutely love to join this one. I recently purchased a fujifilm instax mini camera which produces credit card sized polaroid style pictures, I'd love to experiment with that in this! Can I have some time to think of my themes though?

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    Ohhhh!! I am new here but I did cjs with another group!! I would LOVE to do this!!

    For my themes, I will do mountains/beach scenes and I am not sure on the other one....

    Do we mail these to Stacy?

    You live in Missoula?? I went to college in Dillon!!

    I am excited for this!!

    Thanks!

    HOLLY

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    If you are going to let me join, I have another topic. Flowers.

    Please let me know if you will let me participate. I read the cj rules and you have to have 15 iTrader points. Seems how I am new here, I don't have any points. I would really like to participate and I know what a commitment a cj is.

    Thanks!

    HOLLY

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    Hi Lilmissfirefly and Holly. You are both added, and I welcome you!!! Holly, I have no problem having you here...let's see if a mod does...???

    Lilmiss, no worries about themes...just let me know ASAP.
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    Holly,

    I will post more specific details when the group sign ups are done. But, you DO NOT send the pages to me, unless of course it is my page. Each month we have a member to send pages to and only that member. After we have all our members, I will need addresses from each and more specific instructions about themes and restrictions and wish lists and then I will send out a list to all members to keep as we are working on these pages.
    As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I'm not sure that I'm going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says, 'you are nothing,' I will be a writer. --Hunter S. Thompson

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    Oh, thank-you!! I have TONS of ideas brewing in my head. I cannot wait to start working on this super cool cj!!

    Thanks!!

    HOLLY

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    With my themes, I meant mountains/beaches depending on where you live for one theme and flowers for the second theme. I hope that clears that up!

    HOLLY

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    I'm new too and have no itrader points however, being a 'photographer' I am quite intrigued with this! Would you be willing to give me a try? This would be my very first attempt at this type of work! What a cool way to 'stretch'!! If I'm accepted, I will have themes ready to share.

    Thanks all!

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    Thank you so much! I look forward to this greatly! Some of these will be lovely to do, others will be a challenge, but challenges are always healthy!
    I'd love my themes to be:

    Balloons

    Books

    Speaking of which, are there any tutorial-type pages on circle journals? Such as good materials to use/how to pack them etc?

    I'm going to be away from tomorrow until Tuesday next week but I'll try and check this thread before then.
    Last edited by LilMissFirefly; 04-09-2009 at 10:41 AM.

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    Hi ladies,

    Unfortunately, per CJ rules (posted here: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/faq....q_circjournals), I must remove you, Holly, from the CJ group. I am, however, VERY happy to exchange pages with you in a private trade and build up your itrader points!!!

    The Mad Catter, I'm sorry, but I cannot sign you up either, but, the offer for a private trade still stands.

    Newbies, please PM and I am psyched to exchange pages with you in a private trade!

    Remember, one must have a MINIMUM of 15 positive itrader points.

    Best wishes for those itraders!

    Stacey

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    No problem!

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