Lynn Lane's Photography and Art

I'm a professional photographer/artist living in Houston, Texas and I teach at the Houston Center for Photography. In my photography, I primarily shoot editorial, dance, portrait and documentary based work. I also draw and paint various things. I was recently named one of Houston's Top "100 Creatives" by the Houston Press.

I use this blog as kind of a running train of thought about my work. Take a look at my website to see my portfolio: Lynn Lane Photography

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Picked up these three bottles of J. Herbin inks today and honestly love each of them. Cannot wait to use them in some drawings.

DWOW
DiverseWorks Artspace 
David Dove (Musician) 
Photographer: Lynn Lane 
2014.02.12
*Shot on my Fuji X-Pro1

This is a pen and ink drawing that I started last night and finished today of a young boy who worked in the coal mines of WV around 1910. He picked and loaded coal and before the age of 14, he spent a year in the hospital after his leg was crushed in a mining accident. This is a 14”x11” drawing on 300lb cold press watercolor paper drawn with my fountain pen.

Picked up a few new inks today and I am in love with Iro Shizuku and J. Herbin inks. Both are so complex and beautiful. I’m particularly blown away the deep rich blue with undertones of red in the Iro Shizuku “tsuki-yo” and the rich golem tones that highlight greenish-brown of the Iro Shizuku “yama-guri”. One that is odd is the Noodler’s “Red Rattler” from their eel line. The color is beautiful but no matter how long it sets, you can still smear it with you finger long after it has dried. Definitely will be tricky to use.

DeWinter Magazine
Editorial Shoot 

"A Dream Within A Dream"
Photographer/Concept: Lynn Lane
Art Director: Carrie Courtney
Wardrobe Stylist: Vico Puentes
Hair: Cara Crafton
MUA: Jenni Davis
Model: Ashlee Disney (Page Parkes)

 

Hitting a stopping point tonight on this drawing. I got a lot done but still more to do. This is based on a young boy who worked in Turkey Knob coal mine in WV around 1910 and was drawn with my fountain pen. I’ve refilled it many times just to get to this point.

Stepping back to look at four of my drawings in progress. This is a series that I’m working on of young kids growing up along Coal River in West Virginia from around 1900 to the 1940’s or so. Much of this deals with the kids whom worked in the coal mines. I’m sure the series will expand beyond this but for now…this is where I am.

Work in Progress…Spending the evening working away on a drawing that I started a few days ago of a young boy who worked in Turkey Knob coal mine in MacDonald, WV around 1910. I still have a ton left to do but I’m making progress and should make a lot more tonight.

DeWinter Magazine
Editorial Shoot 

"A Dream Within A Dream"
Photographer/Concept: Lynn Lane
Art Director: Carrie Courtney
Wardrobe Stylist: Vico Puentes
Hair: Cara Crafton
MUA: Jenni Davis
Model: Ashlee Disney (Page Parkes)

DeWinter Magazine
Editorial Shoot 

“Comtesse de Winter”
Photographer: Lynn Lane
Art Director: Carrie Courtney
Wardrobe Stylist: Dawn Bell
Hair & MUA: Jenni Davis
Model: Ashlyn Pedersen (Page Parkes)

Work in Progress…Started this new drawing tonight and just laid in the basic line work with my fountain pen so that I could see where I’m going to go… Lots of work left to do. This is a 14”x11” drawing of a young boy who worked in the Turkey Knob coal mine in MacDonald, WV around 1910.

DeWinter Magazine
Editorial Shoot

"A Dream Within A Dream"
Photographer/Concept: Lynn Lane
Art Director: Carrie Courtney
Wardrobe Stylist: Vico Puentes
Hair: Cara Crafton
MUA: Jenni Davis
Model: Ashlee Disney (Page Parkes)

 

Rather than go out tonight, I decided to work on this drawing I started a few days ago of these boys who grew up along Coal River in the 1940’s in West Virginia hanging out on this railroad bridge. It’s taking awhile but I’m enjoying this tedious process of working with a fountain pen on a piece of 16”x20” cold press Arches watercolor paper. Still a ton left to do…

DeWinter Magazine
Editorial Shoot

"A Dream Within A Dream"
Photographer/Concept: Lynn Lane
Art Director: Carrie Courtney
Wardrobe Stylist: Vico Puentes
Hair: Cara Crafton
MUA: Jenni Davis
Model: Ashlee Disney (Page Parkes)

Work In Progress…here’s a very early stage of a drawing that I began tonight loosely based around an old photo that I saw of a group of young boys hanging out on a bridge for the railroad in the 1940’s along Coal River in West Virginia. Still an enormous amount of work left… but I’m enjoying sketching this idea. It’s a 16”x20” piece, so it has many more hours before it really starts to even look right. Well…it’s time to head off to bed.

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