Waiting For the Perfect Shot with @deni_perez

To see more of Denise’s visual storytelling around Brazil, follow @deni_perez on Instagram.

Rio de Janeiro Instagrammer Denise Perez (@deni_perez ) provides a glimpse into the vast country of Brazil. As she explains, her love for photography allows her to step into and share worlds that are not her own: “I love photography’s transformative power. It lets you reveal beauty in scenes which are often considered ugly or unworthy of attention.” Her patience allows her to tell many stories through photography, often catching her subjects in movement or with powerful facial expressions.

In one particular case, Denise captured an image of a bird flying past a woman on Rio de Janeiro’s beach, Praia Leme. “Most people see this image and think it’s a photomontage. I’ve heard it all, from the bird being a backpack, a costume or some sort of hair decoration. Some people even call it ‘the photo of the dead bird,’ and others attribute this photograph to pure luck.” For Denise, a good photograph depends on luck and a lot of patience, “I saw the pigeon coming and I waited for a really long time to get the shot as he finally landed in the perfect position.”

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Myths, Tales, & Illusions: Printstallation 

Opening Exhibition @ 6pm, Saturday June 14th, 2014
Kent State University School of Art, Sculpture Gallery

Come see the work of artists Stephanie Mote, Alex Buzzalini, Julie Friedman, and Mark Schatz.  This show is the culmination of the summer Blossom Printmaking program, a two week intensive open studio.  This year’s theme was printmaking in an expanded medium.

The above photos are work in progress shots of my work in the show containing laser-cut feathers, screen printed gloss varnish, and beeswax.

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The golden wreath by Grayson Viceisza (djievie)

The golden wreath is made ​​from the branches of the Acacia tree in combination with bougainvillea flowers. 

The wreath symbolises “life”. 

The spines of the Acacia tree are the steps (or stages) of life. Some of the spines are painted red. This red spikes indicate the fall and the negative of life, while the Bougainvillea flowers symbolize the positive of life.

©Grayson Viceisza