Scottie Magro Texture Légère Rêveuse Collection
Scottie Magro is a Detriot-based photographer with an ethereal style that’s all her own. This fall, she showcased her photos at The Conserva in Ferndale, MI. Here she shares the story about the art show, her collection, and how she came to this point in her career as an artist.
About Texture Légère Rêveuse
I am in love with blur, with colors, and with light that dances and sings with no defined lines to interpret what they are dancing to. Light and color blend together to create the enchanting, ethereal effect that my images need to come alive.
Being approached by The Conserva in Ferndale, MI to have an art opening with my images was my golden opportunity to share some of this magic in print, for all to see. I didn’t hesitate to say yes. I decided I wanted new images for the opening, so the whole summer I worked on texture légère rêveuse (dreamy, light, texture).
I knew from the start that I wanted to create collections with common elements connecting the pieces together, and I wanted to create a series of each collection. I love visual storytelling, and I wanted each series to have its own elements but also to come together as one.
My tools are extremely important to me. The tools I use to create the dreamy world my mind lives in are a happy collaboration between one lens and number of presets. What better way to merge each connection than using my Lensbaby Composer Pro with Double Glass Optic? I call it my Mad-Eye Moody Lens. It’s really the wild child of my lenses and does not play by the rules… thus making it my go-to lens for almost everything I do. The thing I love most about my Composer Pro is that the Double Glass Optic is inside of it already. I just find the sweet spot (usually the face) and click. It creates this stretched, distorted bokeh that I just adore. I need light and color to dance with no boundaries and, in this way, this lens behaves perfectly.
Once the images go to edit, my love for all things vintage and my mad obsession with texture play a huge part. I love analog film, so the presets from Exposure X2 from Alienskin look amazing. I can truly create that old film look I adore so much. The combination of using Lensbaby and Alien Skin Exposure X2 is so vital to my style. The collaboration of the two create my signature look. Included in this post are a selection of photos from the 6 collections that make up my Texture Légère Rêveuse series.
About the Artist
Scottie Magro is a self-taught fashion photographer whose love affair with her camera started in high school. Her go-to dream lens is her Lensbaby Composer Pro with multiple optics. When she’s not photographing fashion, she’s creating dreamy high school senior portraits around Metro Detroit, Chicago, and New York.
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