Thursday, March 25, 2010

Editorial with the fabulous Gabrielle

My second assignment in Photo Editing was to pick out a magazine and shoot as if I were shooting for that magazine. Mr. Veneman wanted us to browse a lot of magazines and try to pick something that we don't read that often. I initially wanted to do something out of my comfort zone, but I decided that was dumb! Why not do what I love and get more practice?! So I chose this magazine called FOAM that I had only seen once or twice. It has a little fashion in there, so I was ready to go. After looking through the magazine, I planned out my shoot and this is what I came up with:

Model: Gabrielle Maness
Photographer: Kristi McMurry
Stylist: Gabrielle Maness & Kristi McMurry

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My First Gallery Feature!

A few months ago, I was contacted by a gallery in Berkeley, CA called Alphonse Berber Gallery. Over the next few weeks, I communicated with them about having work in a little exhibition called "Pique Show." Since I'm not close enough to visit, I don't have a lot of details about the show, but they did send me photographs! I sent them 6 framed images and some loose prints to be sold during the show. From what I understand, the show will be changing locations at some point, so I may have more pictures at a later date. Until then...enjoy!

As you can see, they have set up the gallery space like a home (a very unique one at that!) All of the art included is affordable, so this display approach is so perfect. The concept is so interesting to me because it tears down that line between home decor art and gallery art, so my pieces can simultaneously exist in both worlds. How amazing is that?! I feel so blessed to have been included in this show. I hope I get to do this again soon!

The website for the show is but it is still under construction as of this post. Check back soon!

*photos by Katherine Sison

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


A couple of months ago, I developed about 4 rolls of film and 3 disposable cameras from the past four years. It was interesting to see what I had taken pictures of, and most of the earlier ones were boring. I love being able to forget about technical skills and just take a picture! Obviously the pictures are pretty bad quality, but I love them anyway <3

 -This is me taking a lame picture of myself in the mirror with my film camera. This was probably my sophomore year of college. I miss being that skinny...

- I haven't the slightest clue where this was taken.

-Mehilah at my church. This was a couple of years ago, and she has changed a lot since then. Her hair is now down to her butt!!! HA

-I don't know what happened here. I can tell there is some sort of cracked surface, but I can see the playground toys as well. I guess it's a reflection...who knows. I like it

-This is why I love film. Two great views in Gulf Shores when I went with my family
-My cute kitty with his toy dog.

-A lot of photography students took a trip to Nashville to visit the Frist and two photographers, Jeremy Cowart and David Bean. It was a great trip! I took a little disposable with me and had fun catching people off guard.

-Me and Alanna took a random trip to Nashville to shop and such. We couldn't pass up the opportunity to do some film strips.

-This was on the way to Nashville. I love skies like this

-We got to go to Urban Outfitters! LOVE! ; We love to pose by the crazy statues in this 5 foot ice cream cone ; I got a little crazy in the car ; Alanna tries to get away from the camera...but I caught her.

-One of the loves of my life. This is my little sister, Zoey. She's THE BEST!

I hope these weren't too boring. I think it's important to document your life, even if it's on a cheap disposable camera. Sometimes carrying that big dslr around is just not practical.

<3<3<3 Kristi

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I've decided to try my hand at a giveaway! I am very close to 600 hearts on Etsy, so the 600th person to mark my shop as favorite will get a free print of their choice (up to 8x10). I think that's a pretty good deal! Go here to look at my shop: and "heart" me if you like my work

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Mousetrap

Part of my new job is to resurrect "Union Stories", which is a series of stories from Union (go figure...)

I have zero experience with video or audio so I'm trying to ease my way into it, and I'm planning on failing miserably a few times. My first attempt is about the newest Union theatre production of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap. I combined some photos that I took through the process of building the set, rehearsing, etc., with some audio that I gathered. Here's a link to the slideshow:

I will gladly accept some critique! I need to improve, for sure. If you around Jackson this week, you MUST come see the show. It's going to be epic!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I'm in a Branding Mood

I have decided that I need a brand! I'll probably try to work on it more soon, but for now I've just started with a name and a banner for my Etsy shop. My name: DeerSweet Images. And here is my banner:

You can see it better on the Etsy shop:

I'd love to hear what you think!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Offerings

Guess who has two new miniature photographs?! ME!



I'm still trying to decide on names for these, so if you have any suggestions let me know! Both of these were commissioned by a wonderful Etsy customer. She wanted one photo with beans and one with peanuts. So this is what I came up with!


Originally submitted at Perpetual Kid

Now you can have a lovely pot of friendly and colorful flowers on your desk year round! Did we happen to mention that these beautiful flowers are more than meets the eye? Each Tulip is a USB 2.0 high speed port in disguise! 4 USB 2.0 high speed ports C

Perfect if you HATE "boring"
By KristiMcMurry from Jackson, TN on 3/3/2010
5out of 5
Pros: Adorable, Allows me to multi-task, Functional, Practical, Conversation piece
Cons: Doesn't stand up well
Best Uses: With my office computer
I really enjoy this desk accessory! On my computer, the USB hubs are very close together, which makes it difficult to plug in multiple things. This hub helps me out with that! In addition to functioning well and doing what it was made for, it's absolutely adorable. It looks great on my desk and gives me a little splash of color to brighten my day. The ONLY thing that I don't like about it is that it doesn't stand up well. The stiff cord makes it lay over on its side unless I prop it up. However, that's such a tiny negative compared to all the positive. I would DEFINITELY recommend this product!