Spring in England 2014/ Upcoming Tutorials
I was speaking with a friend of mine the other day and she was asking me how I got the blue tint on my photographs without using Photoshop. She seemed very surprised that the prints on watercolor paper had more of a painterly look to them then a photographic quality. She herself is not a photographer but loves learning craft and art. I explained to her that the process that I used was a fairly simple photography process called, cyanotypes. Its a very classic, and non toxic process, that anyone can learn. She asked me if I could teach her and some of her other friends. It gave me the idea that it would actually benefit others, like her, who were interested in learning the process, if I did a tutorial on it.
So I would like to announce the coming of a series of short, hands on tutorials, to be shot here in England, during my stay. These tutorials will be aired end of Spring, early Summer on simple, classic and experimental photography process.
Check back here for updates and sneak peeks on the upcoming tutorials.
October 4, 2013 - New Merch!
Exclusive new "Jesus is NOT Dead" Tote bag. Photograph and design by Rowynn Dumont. Image from the famous abandoned Linda Vista Hospital and Sanitorium. Only $22. Buy it on Society 6!
October 4, 2013
Rowynn Dumont will be working on 5 commissioned pieces for the month of October, in the new steam punk themed bar "Vespertine" in Shanghai China. Please stay tuned for updates and behind the scenes shots, on her facebook page.
Commercial Agent Representation: Art Unified
January 3, 2013
The group exhibition Rowynn Dumont is in, called "Enchantment" in Portland is currently up. To purchase the catalogue follow this link:
November 30, 2012
"Who Gards the Gards" & "Jesus is 'not' dead"
Hysteria mixed in with a tint of schizophrenia makes up Rowynn Dumont's new line of objects for the home. These photographs transcende image making, combining form, light and transference to create a new look of art meets every day phenomenon.
Each of these pieces are taken from the famed abandoned Linda Vista mental institution in Los Angeles, CA.
Throw Pillow Covers made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric, a stylish statement that will liven up any room. Individually cut and sewn by hand, the pillow cover measures 16" x 16", features a double-sided print and is finished with a concealed zipper for ease of care.
Buy them now exclusively at Society6
November 30, 2012
CBS coverage of exhibition "Pancakes and Booze"
"Founder Tom Kirlin started Pancakes & Booze without realizing it would end up being the largest underground art show in the county."
November 15, 2012
I will be exhibiting 3 never before seen pieces in this group show called:
The PANCAKES & BOOZE ART SHOW - Los Angeles
Friday Dec. 7th & Saturday Dec. 8th... 8pm-2am on BOTH NIGHTS!!!
CURRENTLY LA's (and now the country's) LARGEST UNDERGROUND ART SHOW!!!...
Showcasing local emerging artists in 2012 in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Atlanta, Denver, Nashville, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Dallas, & Portland!!!
@ LOT 613 (www.lot613.com)
613 Imperial Street
Free Street Parking or a $5 Paid Secure Parking right next to the venue!!!
September 25, 2012
After a very adventurous tour of Southeast Asia, UK and East EU, I am headed back to good old Los Angeles. Anyone in SoCal who would like to book a meeting, can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Good to be home!
April 1, 2012 Part Two
The Inside Minds of Rowynn Dumont and Sharon Blackstone
Friday, April 27, 2012
9:00pm until 1:00am in PDT
Extravagant Introductions Presents:
For your viewing Pleasure!
Opening for the publications:
"Obsession and the Individual" and "Disposable Bodies"
Friday April 27th, 2012 9pm-1am
Put on your best attire
Please RSVP + guests
SPECIAL GUEST DJ WMX
Drinks and catering sponsored by:
Engine Co No 28
644 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
For more information and a preview of publications:
April 1, 2012
"Obsession and the Individual: Artists in the City of Angeles"
is the title of the first solo hard bound publication, by LA based photographer Rowynn Dumont.
The book ft. the photograph "The Protector", published in Photographer's Forum Magazine as College Photo of 2012!
Ft. Models: Kim Fowley, Snow Mercy, Roger Fojas, Nickie Jean, Marissa Rose Leguizamon, Jorge Pallares, Maggie Lally, Vikramadithya Singh, Allan Barnes, Aaron Hawks, Deej Nieto, Plastic Martyr, Sharon Blackstone, Chris Hora, Tas Limur, Robert Vargas, Michael Garlington, Marian Liddell, Lotus Josephine and Brianna Garcia
To purchase the book, prints and accessories, follow the links below:
iPhone and iPod covers
Hardbound copy and iPAD version:
March 7, 2012
2nd year in a row I won College Photographer of the Year Honorable Mention for Photographer's Forum Magazine heeeeellllloo :P :D (Thank you to models Jorge Pallares and Marissa Rose Leguizamon."
March 7, 2012
Late 2011, early 2012 an unjust decision was made against photographer and educator Allan Barnes, when he was dismissed from the Santa Monica Institution that he taught in. For more information on the story click here http://santamonica.patch.com/topics/Allan+Barnes
NBC recently picked up the controversy and did a story on Barnes and artists/ photographers rights. http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Teacher-Dismissed-Over-Nude-Photos-141684623.html Ironically, NBC stole a source photograph of Barnes, taken by Rowynn Dumont without credit, payment or permission.
The image was taken from the source http://thestudiochronicle.blogspot.com/2010/09/journey-beyond-artists-studio-allan.html Which clearly states the photo credit.
So what happened to artist rights?
January 19th, 2012
Press Release for Niceland Music Video in Prague, CZ
Music by Niceland
Produced by Rowynn Dumont
Directed by Niko Sonnbergerlink
December 20, 2011
You can now buy "The Ephemeral" art print, framed, on canvas or as an iPhone skin at Society6!
This is for a limited time only. Get your art print in accompaniment for the book,"The Dissolution of the Camera, Self-Portrait, and the Individual".
To be released at the first of the new year.
click the link below to purchaseSociety6
July 17, 2011
Announcement for the Niceland Music video. Produced by Rowynn Dumont, directed by Niko Sonnberger. Cinematography by Carlos Oropeza and Tas Limur.
June 28th, 2011
The new issue of The Catalyst Magazine is out. Check page 54 for an article on the photography of RMD! :)
April 20, 2011
Niceland Music Video "I won't give in" teaser
Directed by Niko Sonnberger and Rowynn Dumont
April 12, 2010
The series "A Play on Decadence" shot in the historical Palm Court, in the Alexandria Hotel is just finishing being edited. A few images will be showcased here and a mini catalog will be available for purchase. So please stay tuned...
Feb 17, 2011
Photographer's Forum Magazine has nominated me as one of the finalist for top college photographers of 2011. Look for me in their next fine art book. http://pfmagazine.com/
Publication January 15, 2011
The photography and art direction of Rowynn Michelle is ft. in two articles. Get your copy here:
Sept 22, 2010
The exhibition that I was working on for 3 years with curator Otto M. Urban is going on right now in Praha at Galerie Rudolfinum. Check it out here
April 20th, 2010
The tin type "Valentines Day" with Nickie Jean and Antiseptic Fashion will be published in the next issue of "Dope" Magazine, so everyone make sure you pick up a copy when it comes out! :) http://dope.tntkirk.com/?p=4
Also on May 27th, 2010 two of my pieces, "The Prince" and "Valentine" were chosen out of 1500 pieces to be in an exhibition at the MFA photography show for the Academy of Art SF!
May 3rd, 2010
Sub-Alterity is a touring exhibition of underground art, concept-driven and featuring eleven unique, visionary artists from Los Angeles, Long Beach, and abroad. The paintings, installations, and multi-media presentations collectively and independently express the contradictory, boundary-shattering urban[organic] consciousness.
Collectors, businesses, and art connoisseurs are invited to view, discuss, and purchase the works presented at Sub-Alterity. There will be refreshments provided by local sponsors, music from area musicians and DJs as well as installations and performances over the days of the event, to be announced as further artists sign on.
2nd City Council Art Gallery + Performance Space is a bright and area facility housed in a former tin shop in the Long Beach East Village Arts District, across the street from the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA). 2cc is a non-profit gallery established to support the arts and local culture development through education and expression.
The Mezz in Downtown Los Angeles occupied the second story ballroom of the historic Alexandria, overlooking Gallery Row, which illuminates the entire downtown area with artists and enthusiasts the second Thursday of every month. Complete with Victorian decorative fixtures, a stage, and full bar, this place redefines classy with a dark, artsy, thoroughly underground (though it is above ground) vibe.
The list of artists are as follows:
Andrew Cortes, http://www.andrewcortes.com
Travis Ott Conn, http://www.tottconn.com/
Viraag Desai, http://viraag.com/
Katie Reinman, http://jaguarpress.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/katie-reinmans-inflexion-points/
Niko Sonnberger, http://www.nikosonnberger.com/Site/Home.html
David Cortes http://damico.weebly.com/
Ya'el Pedroza http://www.ypedroza.com/
Long Beach May 8th 16th
May 8th: Opening Gala, noon - 5
May 9th: Spoken Word Event (artists TBA), noon - 5
May 14th: Music Event, noon - ?
May 16th: Gallery Closing, noon 5
Los Angeles June 10 12th
June 10th: Art Walk Opening with live music
June 12th: Closing Party
For more information please go to: http://alterity.weebly.com/
Oct. 30/09 Here is the link to the write up for the group show
at the Downtown Art Walk @ The Regent with Andrew Cortes, David Cortes, Robert Vargas and myself.
October 16th. 2009
I want to thank all of you that came out to the show at the Regent last artwalk and I want to thank the other artists that participated:
Andrew Cortes, David Cortes, Robert Vargas and the sounds Gravitas and The Makers. It was a pleasure to see it all come together for the night.
there are things brewing, undercover at the moment, be sure to stay in tune with upcoming happenings....
October 8th, 2009 LA Art Walk
Los Angeles Art Walk: Thursday October 8th, 2009
Thursday October 8th 2009 a.d.
Los Angeles Art Walk @ the Regent Theater.
LIVE NUDE MODELS/LIVE ART
Collaborations for the 1st time Between Robert Vargas and Andrew Cortes
Also Featuring Photographic work and Collaborations from:
David Cortes & Rowynn Michelle Dumont
with Live Music by Gravitas and The Makers
5pm to After hours...The Walk ends at 11pm but we will not.
News entry September 13th, 2009
check out this upcoming show by the amazing LA based artist Andrew Cortes
group show October 8th Los Angeles
at the Regent Theatre, on Main St downtown ( http://www.you-are-here.com/theatre/regent.html)
First group show featuring the following artists:
Robert Vargas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoYu7Hkg4gQ
and of course myself ;)
will keep you updated with more information, however I can promise you this will be something not worth missing !