Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday Giveaway and Artist Interview with Photographer Kristy Bee

Well done everyone, we got through Monday! As usual Tuesday brings you another artist interview and goodie giveaway. I have been popping Kristy Bee's images in my posts for quite a while now so I thought it only polite to introduce the lady behind the lens. Soft dreamy lighting and powdery pastels set the tone, as her delicate subject matters work the camera into a romantic haze. Age-worn signature polaroids frame vintage hued florals, as classic Chanel No.5 bottles and petal strewn Eifel Towers take us to Paris for the morning (well, actually, who said we were coming back!) Kristy has very sweetly offered an 8x10 or an 8x8 print to the lucky winner of this weeks giveaway. All you have to do is jot down a comment and let us know your favourite image. Competition runs until Tuesday 2nd of March and the winner is picked at random. Fingers crossed x

Where do you work from?
The great thing about photography is that you really work in many different places. Maybe a local coffee shop, maybe your backyard, maybe on your way to the store. My roomy Emera bag fits all my different cameras...which go everywhere with me. As far as processing, I do that right at my desk in front of a big huge sunny window.
Please fill us in on a typical working day?
I wake up, make my coffee, get the kids to school, and spend hours taking photos and processing photos. It all depends on the time of year for where I go to take photographs. I have my favorite spots in each season.
Where do you take your inspiration from?
I am inspired from many things. My family, nature, the way the sun hits my coffee cup in the morning.
What camera do you use?
I have a pretty reliable older DSLR Canon that I use for most of my work. I also love to play around with vintage cameras. My favorite is my vintage Polaroid SX-70. I also use a Polaroid 100 Land camera, a vintage Minolta film SLR, and my Argus for TTV's.
What are you wearing?
Pretty much my daily attire is jeans, white ribbed tank top and a vintage cashmere cardigan. I have vintage cashmere in pretty much every color and it's always fun to wear whatever color suits your mood. I'm a vintagy kind of girl.
Any favourite photographers you would like to introduce us to?
If I were to list all my favorite photographers the paper would roll off my desk, onto the floor, and out the door..lol. If I had to pick favorites, it would be these photographers. Basically I love everything they do and I strive to be as good as them one day.
Cindy Loughridge (Cinnamon on Flickr)
Lauren Rosenbaum (lauren {elycerose} on Flickr)
leslie *thomson (flickr)
What are your favorite Etsy shops?
I have many favorite shops..here are a few:
I love the gorgeous sweaters here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ovejanegra
I love the cute home made animals here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Marjji
I love sterling silver and silver rings : http://www.etsy.com/shop/ABlondAndATorch
How do you spend your weekends?
Well, I am a mom to two beautiful daughters, so I spend my weekends with my family. We love being together. We love the beach. We have movie night every Saturday, we make popcorn..it's so much fun!
Do you have any favourite blogs to share with us?
Though I don't always have time for my own blog..I do have a ton of favorites..Here are just a few:


  1. these photos are so dreamy and gorgeous. the chanel no. 5 picture is my favorite out of the ones you've posted. beautiful!

  2. Lovely post!!!
    The photos are so fairy and lovely.

    I'd love particiating to your idea : explain me in details what you're waiting from me exactly :)


  3. Oh, it's so difficult to decide! There are so many pretty photos in her etsy shop :) I think that Happy Friday is my fave, because of the pretty vintage-like colours :)

  4. Gorgeous post Sorcha! A burst of sunshine on a cold day:)

    Hard call but I think the faded out photo of the pink roses in the sunshine are my favorite!

  5. Its easy to see why this artist has appeared in more than one of your post her images capture a beautiful dream like quality.. I look forward to the blossoms of spring to brighten up the concrete jungle but until then these beauties have brought a touch of spring to my day...

    Keep up the good work.. Oh and if i had to choose i think it would be City in blue and Orange, or the butterfly on your page it took me awhile to shorten it to two!

  6. I love Winter Surprise! All of her photos are so soft and dreamy, love em!


  7. I love her photography, and I follow her blog.

    My current fave in her shop is "Autumn Flare"

  8. Her photos have been a favorite of mine for a while. I have many favorites, it's so hard to pick just one. Right now I am loving A Day Without Rain.

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    =) melanie
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

  9. Love the chanel no. 5 photo :-)

    Leeann x

  10. Her style is so amazing. I adore any of her floral images....they just are so gorgeous.

  11. I've been a fan of her photography for a while. :) I think my fave at the moment is this one: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41119907

  12. Congrats on the feature Kristy! I've been one of your biggest fans since the beginning of my Flickr days. Impossible to choose a favorite of yours!
    If I have to..how about morning coffee?

  13. I LOVE her work...and I follow her blog =)

  14. wow...gorgeous! i love the white rose in blue bottle

  15. Hi Everyone! Thank you for all your lovely comments, I just selected comment number 8, which was melanice from Whimsical Creations, Mel please private mail me on sorcha.gillett(at)gmail.com with your print choice and your address for postage please.

    Word of advice everyone..next Tuesday's interview and giveaway will be very special!



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