Enjoy the surprising and beautiful art of AlyZen Moonshadow, and find out more about this talented artist by visiting her website.
I work under the name AlyZen Moonshadow in the emerging field of mobile photography art. I started out in iPhoneography in December 2010.
I instigated and helped organise Western Australia’s first ever iPhoneography exhibition at the Apple Store in Perth in July 2011. I was a moderator on MobiTog, the world’s first iPhoneography Community and Forum, and it was I who brought MobiTog and FX Photo Studio together for the world’s largest iPhoneography exhibition in New York in December 2011.
In December 2012 I bought my Samsung Galaxy S3, and now I am a firm advocate of Androidography as well. I consider myself a “mobile photography artist”, to distinguish it from fine art photography, as I only use mobile devices for processing my images.
My work is eclectic and I believe in total immersion in my subject matter. In April 2011 I completed my first iPhone Art project, “Dalienutopia”, a celebration of Australia’s wild and weird wetlands. This became my first Blurb book with the same title.
I then started photographing flowers, and published my Lulu book ‘The iFlower Series” in July 2012. Most recently I compiled a Mixbook photo book “Surreal” on New Year’s Day 2013. My style can be described as abstract, surreal, fantasy, sci-fi, dreamy.
My images have been featured in a US Transport magazine “Metro”, used as advertising for a Theatre Company in Canada, and been featured in exhibitions in the USA and New Zealand.
I also produce images to go with an ongoing music collaboration between my husband Geoff aka the electronic musician “ElectroCelt”, and our friend Lia Shapiro “Alien Tribe”, who together are “AlienCelt”. For their collaborations I have produced via Print-on-Demand an AlienCelt dress, throw pillow, laptop/iPhone/iPod skins, framed artist prints, canvas prints and t-shirts. Products featuring my images can be purchased from various online sites as listed on my website.
At present I am working on a project “The Madhatter’s Teaparty Series”, which feature stacked teacups in vibrant, abstract surroundings, a nod towards my favourite childhood story, Alice in Wonderland. This project is unique in that I am also concurrently engaged in producing 100 physical images from this series for a planned exhibition in the near future.
I print onto archival quality tissue paper, which I then Mod Podge onto A3 canvas. Then the artwork is sealed with many layers of sealers and varnishes to protect it and ensure archival properties. These images will be made available for purchase once the Project is completed.