Sunday, May 27, 2012

Shae Acopian Detar



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Both images by and courtesy of Shae Acopian Detar.

I met Shae back in 2010, when we were both in the Coach Holiday Campaign. We sat next to each other while we had our hair and makeup done, and I remember how she spent most of her time asking the production team about their lighting and photo equipment, while most of us fawned over the clothes or fidgeted nervously as we watched Kelly look flawless in front of the camera right before we had to take our turn (hi, that was me). Shae's inquisitive nature stood out to me, so I made it a point to check out her portfolio and blog as soon as I got home. I was blown away. Shortly after our shoot and one trip to the flea market and a brunch later, we became fast friends. But it wasn't until recently that I had the extreme pleasure of being one of her subjects, both in photographed and painted photograph form.

What makes her photography special is that it is so recognizably Shae's world; I suppose you would have to meet her to fully understand it, or perhaps you could peek through her portfolio and feel that dream world for yourself. I'm incredibly honored that I had a chance to be a part of that world for the day; I left newly inspired and wanting to learn more, do more, and explore more.

I urge you to check out both Shae's portfolio and her blog to see more of her stunning photography and painted portraits. You can also buy prints of her work AND shop her amazing vintage clothing at Lullie Vintage.





23 comments:

  1. The painted photo looks very dreamy and beautiful. An artistic accomplishment!

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  2. she is amazing!

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  3. What an amazing work! she really has a talent!

    http://lostinpattern.blogspot.com/
    xx Brigita

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  4. Her work is very interesting! Need to check her out :) Thanks for sharing!

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  5. That painting is magical. Shea has really captured you in it - it's lovely. I'm sure it's something you'll treasure always. I'll head over to check out her blog. :)

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  6. how awesome, checking through her blog now.

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  7. Great - I really like her photographs, too!

    ♥Looona Lou

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  8. That´s wonderful. An amazing photograph. I have to check this photographer out...

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  9. fantastic work! That painting is beautiful! I will certainly be checking out her work! :) -Lo

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  10. shes so talented!

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  11. wow that first picture is so stunning! really ethereal and she captures your spirit really well!

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  12. There's so much talent out there. I think her work is "dreamy" and I love that aspect about it! Your photo/painting is pretty cool too! Did you get it?
    aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

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  13. Thanks for introducing me to her work! She is very talented :)

    http://sincerelyrenay.blogspot.com/

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  14. This is hilarious. I was just reflecting whether I should hunt down a painting class bc I remember loving it ever so much. Then I head over to your blog to catch up on reading and here is this post! It's a sign =)

    That painted photo of you is gorgeous and I also love the photo of her hovering over her canvas. She seems to acknowledge the messy potential of painting by covering her floor with cardboard but at the same time, disregards it with her outfit and cute flats. For me, I wear huge old button-up shirts backwards--not attractive at all...but lots of protection. =)

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  15. Woah, I looked at her other works, and I was blown away, she is really outstanding!

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  16. she's wonderful! I have followed her for a while!

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  17. how amazing are these?! obsessed!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  18. I saw that painting of you on your Instagram feed a few days ago and loooove it so much! Shae Acopian Detar is very very talented! As you are pretty! :)

    Julia
    Cup of Tea

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  19. soooo beautiful photos!
    goldenyarn/etsy.com

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