8.26.2010

Inspiration from Hubble.

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Denim Shirt: Wal-Mart $5
Vintage Skirt: Estate Sale $4
Vintage Shoes: Saver's $6
Vintage Hat: Estate Sale $8

Lately I've been finding a lot of inspiration from photographers like Tamara Lichtenstein and Jamie Hopper who use beautiful layered effects on their photographs. I really have no idea how they do it—well, maybe a little—but I wanted to go ahead a try my hand at something similar.

The Hubble Space Telescope has been delivering incredible images from space since I was in kindergarten. It's been an immense source of inspiration for me over the years, and I thought it would mesh well with these photographs. I immediately remembered my favorite Hubble picture that I cut out of a National Geographic magazine years ago and eventually glued in my inspiration notebook next to a Zac Posen dress that looked like a living version of the Hubble shot—I remember that dress literally flowing like waves down the runway.

I'm sure these photos aren't great to a trained photographers eye—someone who actually knows how to do that technique— but I'm happy with the results. I hope to play around with Hubble a lot more before he closes up shop in 2014 when the bigger and better James Webb Space Telescope takes his place.

29 comments:

Carys said...

Wow, these photos are incredible, I love the layered effect! Your outfit is beautiful too!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Helena said...

so lovely and otherworldly. i think you did a great job!

cb said...

these are great! we have been playing a lot with film and double exposures and so far the result is pretty awesome. we got a ciro-flex film camera and it makes it super easy to do double exposures! i love the starry galaxy effect yours have!!

xo,
cb

Lucy, Dear Fish said...

Oh my goodness Starr this is my favorite set of photos to date. I love the last one, it is so dreamy and ethereal, and I love that you incorporated Hubble into this post! When I was little I wanted to be an astronaut so much (mostly so I could eat space ice cream) and I had pictures of space all over my bedroom. It is insane that one image from a telescope down here is just a pinprick of space. I love that Hubble can take bigger pictures.
I hope there are more photos like this to come!

Archives said...

beautiful!

moonshinejunkyard said...

to my (very untrained ;) eyes these are mind-blowingly beautiful and creative and full of energy and wisdom. it's like Macro meets Micro, one tiny girl in flowing clothes in a whole huge universe that is also flowing. I love the second one soooo much; it just makes my heart glad to be alive amidst so much beauty and mystery. Inpiring once again, my dear!

Justice Pirate said...

incredibly lovely!!!

I just noticed all the followers you got. I think the last time I actually looked at the amounts of followers you had it was at 550 or something. It was even less when I started following you. crazy! you go girl!

Q's Daydream said...

These are amazing Starr! Beautiful!

Robin said...

These are really lovely

Belle said...

Awesome idea, looks great!

sweetdisposition said...

these are so amazingly beautiful! wow, wow. i especially love the last one, it looks like your foot is creating the effect in the space photo

Paige said...

what a fantastic idea! these photos are dreamy!

Marloes. said...

the pics turned out great! I love the effects.

loves,
thestylesandwich.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

(You didn't need a disclaimer at the bottom of this post!) These pictures are so inspired and really beautiful...I just look forward to checking your blog so much, but this was a special treat :)
~Ruby
http://wroughtironstyle.wordpress.com/

Le Cerf Noir said...

HUBBLE APPROVED! Amazing photos, and great steal from Wal-Mart of all places! I will have to go and purchase my own denim top, perfect for fall!

Rebeccak said...

I love these!! The layering is awesome. I like the fact thatt the second layer is quite subtle -- I wouldn't have guessed it was space at first. Just stunning.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

I'm no photo wiz but these are awesome! Very atmospheric! And I also love your feather necklace... is that vintage too?

Amber Blue Bird said...

That last photo is breathtaking. You did an excellent job if I do say so myself.

M. said...

in love with the affect on the pictures, the last one is gorgeous!

Rosie said...

What an amazing effect! It really sets a neat mood for your already amazing shoot. I adore this outfit!

Rebecca said...

Etheral photos, I love the last one. Dipping a toe into the universe.

Sarah with an "h" said...

These pictures are so cool! I'm not a professional photographer or anything but they look amazing to me.

:o)Sarah

Desiree said...

You make me wish that I had gotten the darker Miley Cyrus chambray shirt. I bet I could go back and see if they have it, I'm sure it will be, like, $2 now.

LolaDee said...

Those look AMAZING! Wow. Lola Dee x

www.loladee.com

Sara said...

Awesome pictures! Also this has nothing to do with anything but I saw a post on another blog of you at a Cory Branan show and I am now not only jealous of your wardrobe but concert going as well. Hope you had a good time, I haven't seen Cory live in ages!

Kelly Lauren said...

you're like my dream girl. I SO love space-y things, and one such example is the Hubble!

loves this.

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

When I was younger my dad worked at NASA (hence the reason I grew up in Northern VA), and he would always bring me home fancy posters of photographs taken by the Hubble. My room was covered in all kinds of nerdy space posters!

nataliespencer said...

I just came across your blog and adore it. I love vintage, although it is not easy to come by around here. Just fabulouness. Your photos are super pretty!
www.lalaloveblog.com

Kirstie. said...

Im am so in love with your style..its perfection.

-Kirstie.