Shell Within Shell.

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I AM PAPER SERIES ©Reylia Slaby 2016

 

 

Today I was again caught in a whirlwind. A cruel, blustery tempest. These past few days have been full of me chasing after myself, but then running away from it as well. I fidget all day, carrying this anxious feeling within my chest, that threatens to choke me. It seems to say: When is it good enough? “It” being the art I produce, or rather, myself. I spend so much time fixated on it’s perfection in my mind, rather than production of the physical art itself. I am aware of this in myself, and it leaves me in even more suffering and guilt, stuck within a vicious circle. I tell myself that perhaps this is growth, but I find myself trapped within shell within shell, like a matryoshka doll.

Even as I type, I am fearful. Will even this be good enough? Where have I developed this abnormal fear of imperfection from? Perhaps it was something that naturally permeated and stained my being after being birthed and bred in the Japanese culture? A slow trickle of poison. Undetectable in small doses. Could that be the culprit?

Because when I was younger, I remember not fearing anything. I remember what it felt to be inspired by a piece of work rather than intimidated of or jealous of it.

Can I reclaim that sense of self? Hopefully I can find it again this year.

Always,

r.

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My work for Adobe Photoshop! 25 under 25!

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Hi everyone! I have some exciting news to share!
皆さんこんにちは! お知らせしたい嬉しいニュースがあります!

日本語訳を以下に記載しています。

This year marks Adobe Photoshop’s 25th anniversary, and in honor of it, the Adobe team has been searching the globe, looking for 25 artists under the age of 25 to create a piece in celebration of it. Among them are digital artists , photographers and even typographers. I’m super excited and honored to say that I’m one of the 25, and this is the piece I created for them.

To read more about adobes 25 Under 25 project, please check out the links below!
http://www.adobe.com/pro…/photoshop/25-year-anniversary.html
http://blogs.adobe.com/…/25-under-25-the-search-is-on-for-2…

A HUGE thank you to the Adobe team, for all their support and advice, and a big congratulations to the other 24 selected! You guys earned it!

I’m also taking over adobes Instagram for about two weeks! Would be so wonderful if you could follow, like, and comment on there! Link below!
https://instagram.com/photoshop/

Also thanks so much to all my incredible friends, family, and viewers for their support and encouragement! You truly are my rock. And a shout-out to the model, Dagny! You were so amazing on the shoot! I can never thank you enough.

Here’s to 25 years of creativity!

Always,

Reylia :))

今年はアドビフォトショップの25周年記念の年です。
その記念に、世界中のデジタルアーティスト、写真家、タイポグラファーの中から”25”というテーマのもと、お祝い記念の作品を創る25歳以下の25名が選出されました。

その25名の中に私も選ばれて、本日(10月5日)、17番目の作品として紹介されることを、本当に光栄に思います。

詳細は下記のリンクでご覧になれますので是非チェックしてみてください!
http://www.adobe.com/…/p…/photoshop/25-year-anniversary.html
http://blogs.adobe.com/…/25-under-25-the-search-is-on-for-2… (EN)

アドビの皆様からのサポート、アドバイスに感謝しています。
そして、他の選出された24名のメンバーにもお祝いの意を表します。

また、本日より10月15日まで、私の他の作品もアドビのインスタグラムに掲載されることになりましたので、是非ご覧になって頂き、コメントを頂けたら嬉しいです。
https://instagram.com/photoshop/

これまで応援して下さった友達や家族、そして応援してくれている全ての方々に本当に感謝しています。このような大きなチャンスを掴めたのは皆様のおかげだと思っています。

そして、この作品のモデルであるダグニー、本当にありがとう!写真の中のあなたはとても素敵でした。

25周年記念を祝して!

Always,

Reylia

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The Box

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the box, the box.

who opened you?

not I, said the heart.

nor I, cried the mind.

for the keeper of the key

had long since died.

the box, the box.

where feelings are stored.

who opened you?

you had vowed,

that you would never be

unlocked again.

——–

I’m feeling something new tonight. Disappointment never felt this sweet before. I realized that the more I embrace this feeling, the more it fades. It’s unfortunate that the same applies to people.

Self Portraits&poem by Reylia Slaby

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Near my home. Portrait with Kamiyu

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Today’s portrait with Kamiyu. It was the warmest day of the year, and I was feeling incredible. Summer, I am waiting for you!
This was taken near where I live. I don’t usually wander too far from home for shoots, although soon I will be heading somewhere totally new within the next couple of weeks,(Hopefully!) ! So very excited to get out, and to share my adventure.

Always,

Reylia


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Painting backgrounds / Shoot with Madison

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A portrait I did a week back, or so.
In the morning of the shoot, I decided to paint my own background. I had earlier purchased a black cotton backdrop for photo-shoots, but each time I attempted in using it, it has just been a hassle to work with. Since messing around with cloth has been frustrating, I wanted to buy something sturdy (Like plywood) and paint it. Both my sister Johnna and I needed to go to the Home Depot, but neither of us can drive, and we both had heavy purchases in mind. While scanning the shelves at the store, I knew we both couldn’t carry what we wanted back to our home. After thinking about it a little, I remembered that in our house, there was a door that was sitting in storage, and no one knew where it had come from. I decided to buy some paint, and to use the door as the canvas. So after a bit of paint splatters and toxic inhalation, it turned out to be a lovely background. I imagine I will be doing it this way again.

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Tada.

Always,

Reylia

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