9.16.2009

* Faux Real *
{ Hannah & Alex PART 1: the couple}

What do you get when you mix two rockstar lovers, about a thousand rainbow dahlias, handmade crafts galore, a smelly cobwebbed barn, a table covered in candy, a skyscraper of an oak tree, and around a hundred screaming fans?.....



You may remember my twin sister, Hannah, from previous posts (bridal and engagement shoots)...Well, she and Alex just got hitched! They opted out of run-of-the-mill wedding portraits and hired me to create the following eight record covers for their wedding favors! They donned their wedding ensembles (Hannah in a custom green and buttercup yellow gown and Alex in a silver suit) and let my mixed media instincts run amok, free to create their "faux real" worlds... Hannah and Alex then recorded covers of three of their favorite songs in a matter of a few days, doing all of the instrumentals and vocals themselves, (listen below!) and had a blast whipping together the music in a sweet and silly way.

We then used the collages to make little cd jackets for the guests and also as larger 12x12 prints to decorate the barn. What resulted was an incredibly personal, super-hip, cheesy-to-the-max Hannah and Alex original series that I believe fits their wacky personalities and true-blue love to a T. They described what they wanted as "Elementary School meets Vogue meets Warhol meets Secret Agent meets Soap Opera"....

Which is your favorite?















Here are the CD teasers for your listening pleasure...


Click to play their version of Time After Time (mushy anthem for all ears... wait for it to kick in at the chorus!)

Click to hear a whole new spin on Our Lips Are Sealed (lady gaga meets abba on the playground ala gogos!)

Click to play their rendition of Champs-Elysees (french classic lullaby in the spirit of an old record...)


And I can't help but share these hilarious outtakes from the album cover shoot....










And coming up next... the WEDDING!



21 comments:

Julie said...

Oh my goodness-these are all AMAZING! Her dress is a dream-what a lovely shade of green.

tukaroo said...

kelty, you are amaaaszzinng. how do you make these edgy and goofy and stunning and playful and rocknroll all at once? I love how you do that. and your sister, goes without saying, is gorgeous. --juniper

Sarah Neal said...

Are you ready to be REALLY famous???

Sarah Z said...

These are so FUN!! "Biblioteca Oro" is my fav, for sure!

!Tb0n3! said...

I can't listen to the songs, it's said access denied.

These pictures are too cool though!

tukaroo said...

ps: the last one is my favorite, faux real with the purple anenome in the corner. rockin.

lizholly said...

i love love love this- you are pretty fantastic, or pretty and fantastic. looking forward to more wedding pictures.

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous, so wonderful! I can't WAIT to see the wedding pics!!!!

Han & ALex, congratualtions! So happy for you guys :-)

Laura

Kelty said...

Thank you for the wonderful comments! The songs should work now...

everours said...

i can't wait til you answer my questions so i can FEATURE YOU!!! I REALLY LOVE ALL THESE!!!! can i do like 5 posts just about you!?!?

Anonymous said...

Dearest Kelty, you continue to amaze all of us who are enthusiasts of your amazing photography. My late husband did a fair number of acclaimed photo-essays for LIFE Magazine, and I find myself wondering whether you are related!
All the best,
Florence H.

Anonymous said...

Kelty, I'm in awe as usual. As well as you shoot, you render even better -- I really like your square Polaroid-style pix. A totally different feel! Your talent knows no bounds.
ciao,
Fritz L.

Flush Designs said...

Love all your work{photos, art, & design} and happily visit often!

Trena said...

Love it!

Stephanie V said...

OMG, your blog is amzing and your sisters wedding looked fab, I love the songs they recorded, so they do this for a living, if not they should. Hannah has a beautiful voice.

I love your photography so dream like and whimsical. I could get lost in your blog.

Steph
x

Kendrick, Our Labor of Love said...

oh my goodness. i love your work! so very creative, on your part and the lovely couple.
now i need to go take singing lessons so you can design my record album covers!

libbyjames said...

awesome, totally hot couple. i love your photography it's so orginal and fun

Khali MacIntyre said...

Your talent is overwhelming. I am constantly blown away by you. Your color. Your composition. Your freedom. All brilliantly inspiring!!!!! I imagine every bride planning her day will switch gears to steal every idea you came up with!!!

Trish said...

Absolutely amazing. Would love to share on my blog in Oz. Trish YWW.

Anonymous said...

Your Cd covers are a BLAST! Can't even say which one is my favorite cause each single one is knocking me off my chair!!!! goodness
In German I would say: endgeil

Rock on!
this is vicky from Germany - and I'm addicted to your blogg

sarah said...

these are sooo amazing! Just discovered that i know you.... sort of, I'm rob Hamiltons wife... your work is so good there are no words. I am going to be contacting you soon for website, business cards and photo work!