Ma Cherie Arielle - Photography -

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Other Wise

"Other Wise", 2012, ten prints in various sizes (largest 20x30"), glas ...

Updated: Oct 19, 2012 10:49am PST

Existence of Knowledge

My work, Existence of Knowledge, 2011, (7 digital photo prints 20”x30” ...

Updated: Jul 12, 2012 12:28pm PST

Existence

(Winter 2011) My project started out as a search for a definition of “ ...

Updated: Mar 01, 2011 6:16pm PST

Where we once were

(2010) I was given the opportunity to explore and photograph a house b ...

Updated: Mar 01, 2011 6:25pm PST

"The Creature" - Fall 2009
Series - Atonement: In a world obsessed with the Green Movement, humans are now trying to bring nature back into the modernized world, where we have earlier suppressed it to near extinction. I chose to focus on eyes looking through nature because eyes are the window to the human soul; the way we see the world. Eyes become the defining factor of identifying a human face. In some photos the face becomes more and more obscured. Obscuring the other features of the face with organic forms suggests that nature is suppressing or consuming humanity, creating a creature that's one with humanity and the natural world.

Your Bio

Fashion and Fine Art Photographer

Name: Arielle Somberg
Born: Feb 1990
Based: Chicago, IL
Education: BFA 2012 - University of Illinois at Chicago

-Artist Statement-
My practice has heavily involved the researching of philosophical ideas involving questions of existence, “the other”, and the self. One theory leads to another: existentialism to nihilism to solipsism and so on. Each theory is a question with no answer that acts as a catalyst to create my work by interpreting, challenging, questioning, and comparing it with my understanding and opinions. Visual ideas that strive to function beyond just illustrations of philosophical theories are grown from that exploration.

Our world is overrun by humanity. There is seemingly no place on Earth we left untouched. Despite our overpopulation, younger generations grow up with a sense of self entitlement. Society emphasises the importance of the individual, specifically in Western cultures. Even when just looking at photography, with cameras accessible to everyone, anyone can consider themselves to be a photographer. On websites such as Flickr, thousands of photos nearly identical to each other are uploaded and Facebook profiles feature the “My Photography” album filled with amateur photos of flowers, animals, children, and sunsets. The art world wonders if anything new can be created when everything has already been made. I wonder if I can consider myself unique when others like me may exist or have existed. This absurdity lead me to explore philosophical theories, although no concrete answer can be given.


-Contact-
Email: MaCherieArielle@gmail.com
Cosplay website: http://www.TotallyToasty.com
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ariellemarie/
DA (photography): http://ariellemarie.deviantart.com/
DA (cosplay): http://ariellemarie.deviantart.com/

-Honors/Awards-
2012 Fashion photos featured on FashionMix.com http://thefashionmix.com/spotted/photography/7597-arielle-somberg-photography)
2012 Finalist in Union League Civic & Arts Foundation Photo competition
2012 School Faculty Prize for Photography (UIC)
2012 Photo showcased on Cosplay.com in May 2012
2010 Photo showcased on Cosplay.com in January 2010
2008 Drawing purchased from Deerfield High School
2008 $500 Arts Scholarship (Deerfield High School)

-Publications-
2012 Two photos published in Vogue.it's PhotoVogue
2012 Work published in Life’s a BFA book for UIC
2011 Photo published in Red Shoes Literary Art Magazine
2010 Photo published in January 2010 issue of Japanese magazine Cosmode
2010 Photo published in the Youmacon 2010 cosplay calendar
2010 Photo published in Nintendo Power magazine October 2010 issue
2009 Photo published in September 2009 issue of Japanese magazine Cosmode
2008 3 paintings/drawings published in Troubadour Literary Art Magazine
2007 Painting published in Troubadour Literary Art Magazine

-Exhibitions/Gallery Showings-
2012 Union League Civic & Arts Foundation Finalist Showcase
2012 UIC Life’s a BFA Senior Show
2011 UIC BFA Open Studios
2010 Photo shown in the UIC Art Show at the Hillel Center
2010 2 paintings shown at the GBU UIC gallery
2008 Drawing in Great Frame Up Show
2008 Suburban Fine Arts Show, Highland Park, IL
2007 Suburban Fine Arts Show, Highland Park, IL
2007 3 drawings in Oakton Community College Art Show
2006 Suburban Fine Arts Show, Highland Park, IL

-Services-
I am available for scheduled photoshoots of most genres including portraits, fashion portfolios, band photos, etc. Please send an email for booking info and rates.
**Would you like to be a model in one of my photoshoots? Let me know! I'm always looking for models to build up my portfolio.

Galleries

Headshots / Portraits

Samples of photos taken for Headshot or Portrait sessions. If you'd li ...

Updated: Dec 04, 2013 8:19pm PST

Fashion Photography

Samples of my fashion photography.

Updated: Mar 15, 2013 3:54pm PST

Other Wise

"Other Wise", 2012, ten prints in various sizes (largest 20x30"), glas ...

Updated: Oct 19, 2012 10:49am PST

Older Work

Older examples of my work

Updated: Oct 18, 2012 1:02pm PST

Videos

Video projects done inside/outside classes.

Updated: Aug 19, 2012 5:51pm PST

Retouching Portfolio

Updated: Aug 19, 2012 5:19pm PST

July 2012 Glamor Shoot

Models: Sabrina, Liz, and Brandi. Location: Chicago (Loop)

Updated: Jul 24, 2012 9:27pm PST

Existence of Knowledge

My work, Existence of Knowledge, 2011, (7 digital photo prints 20”x30” ...

Updated: Jul 12, 2012 12:28pm PST

Cosplay Photography

Samples of my Cosplay photography work. All photos are part of Totally ...

Updated: Jul 10, 2012 11:34pm PST

Nihilism (still working title)

(Spring 2011) This project was inspired by the philosophical idea with ...

Updated: Mar 28, 2012 5:41pm PST

Fashion-Aug2011

Updated: Sep 02, 2011 11:17pm PST

Acen2011 - HiRes

Updated: Jun 20, 2011 3:56pm PST

Where we once were

(2010) I was given the opportunity to explore and photograph a house b ...

Updated: Mar 01, 2011 6:25pm PST

Existence

(Winter 2011) My project started out as a search for a definition of “ ...

Updated: Mar 01, 2011 6:16pm PST

Veronica Otaku

Updated: Mar 01, 2011 5:23pm PST

Recent Photos

© Arielle Somberg 2013. Email: Arielle@MaCherieArielle.com