Friday, December 19, 2008

Stylist and Photo Art Director Andrea Austin Inspires Clients and Colleagues With Her Annual Holiday Card

Stylist and Photo Art Director Andrea Austin creates her annual holiday card. This year's message is infused by the color white and the power of imagination. Inspired by winter walks and nature's promise of the possibility of peace and eternal change. Austin turns ordinary items such as paper and salt into something magical. Winter dreams of white, the color of peace.

Last year's message from Andrea was inspired by the energy and spirit of joy. And how it shines brightest during the holiday season. Austin uses light in her card as a guiding force for the new year.

Earlier this week I spoke with Andrea and asked her how a "non-stylist" might incorporate some of the ideas that inspired her holiday card to create a more peaceful enviornment into their own home or work space.

Q. From a style perspective, how might someone want to inject a more "peaceful" feeling into their enviornment.

A. It's easy to do with paint, tableware, art and home accessories. You will want to incorporate peaceful shapes and patterns that are simple uncomplicated and natural quality in form. These simple silouettes are comforting and easy on the eyes.

From a color standpoint consider using a varirity of shades of whites on walls or in collections, such as placemats, center pieces, home accessories. White reflects light and creates a sense of openness. It’s visually calming and creates a tranquil peaceful environment

Q. What about in our daily lives. How do you create a more peaceful "ceteredness" for yourself in these crazy times of economic upheaval and world unrest.

A. What I try and do is to make time everyday to be quiet and to find peace from within. I make it a daily habit to take time out of my day, turn off the television, the radio and all media, enjoy chamomile tea or take a walk and breath in fresh air.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Interior Photographer John Granen Shoots New Campaign for Teragren Bamboo Flooring

John Granen, interior photographer, recently completed photographing a new campaign for Teragren Bamboo Flooring, . The beautiful interior and lifestyle images will be feataured in the company's national advertising campaign, marketing brochures, and website. To see more from interior photographer John Granen log onto http://http//

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Los Photographer Zee Wendell Shoots "Life" Ad Campaign for High End Texas Shopping Center

Los Angeles based photographer Zee Wendell, recently shot a quirky lifestyle campaign for Texas based Memorial City Mall, . "The 'Life' campaign concept was to show models in quirky situations that you might find in every day life, "says Zee Wendell. "John Klein, the art director for this campaign wanted a whimsical feel that gave the images a distinct personality. It was really about fashion with a sense of humor which is a direction that I love and what I have become known for. The concepts really came together with Emily Maslow the stylist we worked with. She brought fresh ideas to the party to help make it a visually successful campaign. I was very happy with the results and the client was too." See more from Zee online at