jenny lesser's art caught my eye for some time before i found the courage to reach out.
it looks like this.
you're on instagram
you find another artist you love that lives near you
you keep creeping on them over time
you think they seem nice
you keep creeping
their niceness seems real
so you make contact - friendly, casual.
and over time, you feel emboldened to say:
"hey, you make art. i make art. want to do it....together???????"
this is kind of a big deal for us introverted + artsy types. who thrive on being alone all day making things or reflecting on the possibilities of what could be made.
it's a HUGE deal for me to want to leave my shell and create with another actually.
and when it happens - it's special.
so please ENJOY. this special magical shoot of JENNY LESSER ART.
OHHHH and first these are a few shots of me EN ROUTE to bainbridge island from downtown seattle. i drove to the ferry terminal there from my home on the east side. i fricken love this area :)
if you haven't visited seattle yet... you may want to put it on your bucket list.
okay enough of that ferry mumbo jumbo.
on to the good stuff:
JENNAY AND THE JETS. (i know it's bennAY. but indulge me, please.)
i purposefully cut out my gibber gabber so you could just enjoy.
everything you may have felt while viewing these photos - is accurate. jenny's work is colorful and lively - but her process is peaceful and feels unrushed, unforced. light.
her work is emboldened with shapes and color and creatures - animals, perhaps, or perhaps imagined four-legged friends.
the expression of ease in jenny's response when i asked her
"you cool with sprawling on the floor amidst your art and tools?"
she said sure! and got to it.
and it resulted in some of my favorite images of the day.
what do these photos say that my words can not?
quite a bit actually.
and i am thankful for that.
these images speak to this human and her story - and her art.
they speak for the beauty and the warmth present in her character in the spaces she occupies, which is often difficult to describe with mere words - but can be partly captured through photographs.
this photograph happened on accident - i showed it to jenny and she said "oh and i actually really like that!" well gosh i do too. which is why i included in here.
i fricken love weird shaky wobbly blurry photographs.
like most photographers, when i'm doing a shoot for a client, i include these images LESS because i'm terrified of not covering enough crisp and clean content to make the client happy.
well, that's silly.
HERE'S TO EXPERIMENTING MORE IN CLIENT SHOOTS IN THE FUTURE!!
okay, back to
jennAY and i both thought it appropriate to create some sort of art throne.
we took some photographs of her in a chair, but i ended up loving (as i always do) the ones where she is sitting on the floor (like above).
i think we all feel grounded when we are closer to the earth.
i really do.
and i think, even though the floor/ground can be uncomfortable, it's also quite pleasant. and leads to us loosening up a little bit.
seriously i could share these images alllll day.
lol do you see the spill in the top three images above?
yeah, that was me.
i spilled her jars of painty water TWICE while there!!!
no joke, evidence of the second spill pictured above.
jenny was of course incredibly nice about it!
but come on kristin! lol. watch out for your surroundings!
well, i was just so distracted by the subjects!
jenny and her paintings.