Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Image Enhancement


She'll probably balk at the attention, but seeing skin that fair suddenly go flush is kind of a gorgeous thing, so I'll take my chances: Christine Tomaszewski is one of my favorite people in the world, for a whole host of reasons, some of which will become incredibly obvious the moment you see her work.

See, she does with images what I could only dream of doing with words. She takes photographs that are lovely, evocative, hypnotic and profoundly moving, often at the same time and in ways you can't fully explain.

But even more impressive than her talent is who she is as a person. To call her intriguing would be an almost criminal understatement -- and maybe that's why I want to pass along not just a glimpse at what she does but at the kind of artist and human being she is, the way she looks at the world.

Christine's stuff -- and her take on it -- is featured in a lengthy interview posted this morning over at Artful Mistakes. Do yourself a favor and take a look.

I have a well-documented bad habit of caring for women who prove themselves to be nowhere near as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. Christine isn't one of them.

Artful Mistakes: Christine Tomaszewski, Satirenoir/2.23.11

17 comments:

Christina said...

I dunno. I'd say you're both pretty damned talented at your chosen crafts.

Don Mewha said...

All true, and don't think your description of her isn't making her plot your death..even if she IS pocket-sized.

Chez said...

Oh I've already gotten an earful. It's worth it.

Jester said...

You know... I don't think I've ever really gotten photography. It's a blind spot in my make-up, probably. That said, I've just spent far too long looking at this lady's portfolio on Flickr. There are some really superb pictures there.

And I think this is the best picture of you I've ever seen:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/satirenoir/3793035725/

Christina said...

Don, she is most definitely pint-sized and lethal, but I have a sneaking suspicion that Chez can hold his own.

Chez said...

I'm not suspicious. At least not in this case.

Chez said...

The photo's fantastic, Jester. Me 40 pounds heavier than I am right now? Not so much.

Christine said...

::waves:: Hello everyone. So much for being relatively anonymous.

I guess this is where I get to retaliate... err, return the favor. It seems Jester already pointed out the picture where I provided a glowing endorsement of Chez the writer as well as Chez the person when we first met. In the roughly year and a half since that time, he's become one of my favorite people. There's a very short list of people with whom I'd gladly get into a car and travel, knowing that the music wouldn't suck, and we could talk or not talk for hours on end. Chez is one of those people. Endlessly curious, entertained by the absurdity of the world, and through all the years of accumulated cynicism, still able to allow beauty and wonder to affect him. He's an artist in all of the best ways possible.

Chez said...

Oh, Jesus -- what have I opened here?

Thank you, honey.

Alanna said...

Her work is amazing!

Jester said...

So, get her to take a new one. ;-)

Pompadour Chez and "Too-Busy-To-Look-At-You Chez" aren't doing it for me any more. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Just enjoying the comment thread!

Chez said...

Actually, Jester, the profile pic I had up for quite a while here was her work. I kind of rotate so maybe it's time to put it back up. Trying to keep things interesting around here. Although as soon as I leave the office I'm running to Toys-R-Us to buy a "Pompadour Chez" doll.

Christine said...

I don't think those are sold at Toys-R-Us... though I think I saw one at Hot Topic. Ironic t-shirt and all.

Chez said...

No, that was just the Robert Pattinson-Twilight doll you were looking at.

Stephen said...

"He has such kind eyes."

Mackenzie said...

Beautiful photos. I was pleasantly surprised to see the 15th Street pier in Virginia Beach was the first photo. I would recognize those F18 jet trails anywhere.