I love art. I can't even define what type of art I love best, because I am moved by so many different forms of expression. Film, Music, and Theater have always been mediums that have influenced me. However, I love the written word almost more than any other art form out there. I feel like sometimes I have so m… Read More
I love art. I can't even define what type of art I love best, because I am moved by so many different forms of expression. Film, Music, and Theater have always been mediums that have influenced me. However, I love the written word almost more than any other art form out there. I feel like sometimes I have so much to say. Sometimes, having that much to say can make a person chaotically mute.
My second love is photography -- digital photography in particularly. I am never without my digital camera (and even when I am, my cell phone has one built right in, so I am never truly without one). A few times I have been left stranded--no camera, no phone--and it feels like sickness, like part of me is missing. I need to capture images as much as I need to put thought onto paper. It is like a secret drive deep inside. I can hardly explain it or expect anyone else to understand it. It is like, when I am driving and see a beautiful sunset or a building whose lines arch across the horizon like some beautiful poem made into design and then not being able to pull over and capture that onto film makes me sick and leaves me empty. As you might imagine, I am a pain to travel with because I can spend hours in one spot capturing its essence over hundreds of clicks of the camera's shutter. I particularly love to photograph architecture, cityscapes, nature, and people in those environments. I also have a love for common items that most people surpass, but when studied they offer some insight into humanity and some inner beauty that only the lens of a camera can capture.
I am also getting the hang of this graphic arts thing. I love Photoshop. I would not be able to go on without it. It is almost becoming as valuable as my camera...or my pen. My favorite digital art mediums are photo illustration, creative portraiture, pop art, digital collage, and t-shirt design. In fact, one goal is to eventually have my own t-shirt line under my design name: b.christopher designs.
My creativity also flows beyond the computer, camera, and page. I have a soft spot in my heart for all things handmade. I am currently learning to sew because I love plush and want to design some. I like working with paper arts, mixed media, and jewelry. I am also a fan of ATC's and ACEO's and have created a few. Greeting cards also speak to me. Another goal of mine is to have a greeting card line. Greeting cards make everyone happy. I like that about them.
As you can see, I have so many areas of interest. And, because of this, I am constantly busy with something or other. But, I always have time to make new friends and give feedback - so, don't be shy. I would love to know what you think about my artwork. There is more to come, so stay tuned! And, if you are interested in hiring me or commissioning/purchasing one of my works, please contact me at the above email address. Thanks!
~b.christopher Read Less
Brian Jaime is a freelance writer and English Major in West Covina, CA where he writes a wide range of creative, editorial and business pieces. In addition to being a writer, he has also been a Jr. Accountant, Human Resource Specialist, and Tutor. Besides writing, he is also an avid artist, photographer, entrepren… Read More
Brian Jaime is a freelance writer and English Major in West Covina, CA where he writes a wide range of creative, editorial and business pieces. In addition to being a writer, he has also been a Jr. Accountant, Human Resource Specialist, and Tutor. Besides writing, he is also an avid artist, photographer, entrepreneur, and traveler who has studied abroad in London, Scotland, and Ireland. He believes that, when it comes to writing submissions, any response is better than no response. His latest written work can be found in the anthology "Dead Men and Women Walking: An Anthology of Things Undead". He has also been published in the "Embark to Madness" anthology. In addition, his writing has also been seen in "FlashShot", "PrettyWitty", and "The San Gabriel Valley Tribune". His personal reflections and reviews can also be found any one of his many blogs, including: "The Monkey's Bookshelf" and "The Monkey's Agenda".
When he is not busy writing, his alter ego, B.Christopher, can be found in front of a computer or behind a camera lens working on various forms of digital photography and art, photo illustration & restoration, web design, and other forms of digital media, which are his other passions. His main interests are architecture and travel photography, digital media collage, and photo illustration. He also busies himself with t-shirt and character design. His love of art also carried itself off the computer in the form of handmade goods and paper mania. His overall goal in life is to be the creator of many, many things from written words to thought-provoking images and from wearable art to the best in handmade goods. In late 2007, he decided to launch B.Christopher Designs as a brand label for all of his non-writing creative pieces. Read Less