Written's Poem

I just recently have been linked more closely to the art community here in Tulsa. I was attending an event weekly called Cypher 120, an open mic night with poets and musicians, at the Creative Room in the Pearl District. I was struck by a poem preformed by Written Quincey and had the chance to collaborate with a graphic designer friend, Jon Heckman, to do an animation video of the poem. So here are a few frame grabs of the upcoming video, keep your eyes out for the finished thing!! 

Food and Stuff….

I just recently was hired as the photographer/videographer for a company called DineDesign. I never would have imagined that I would be photographing food and restaurants, but I have absolutely loved it! It is a huge and busy industry here in Tulsa, Oklahoma and I love getting to meet all the awesome people who make it happen. Here is some of my favorite shots from some recent shoots! 

Brittany and Chris

I had the pleasure of photographing my cousin's engagement photos at the Mayo Hotel in Downtown Tulsa last Saturday. Such a beautiful couple and so enjoyable to be around. I can't wait for the wedding!! 

The Outlet

The Outlet is a monthly event that is near to my heart. First off a good friend of mine, April Robertson, is behind the entire thing..and secondly not only do I get to enjoy and meet local artists, I am also supporting a different local charity every month. The first show was one of the biggest events the Creative Room had ever held and I am praying it keeps growing from there. Here are some photos I took from the first month. You can look forward to a short promo video coming from the next show…THIS SATURDAY! Creative Room: 8-11ish

Coffee Crawl

Last Saturday morning I had such a great time combining my two favorite things, Coffee and Photography.  I spent four hours walking around downtown Tulsa to different coffee shops and listening to the "behind the scenes" work that goes into each cup. I was able to visit Foolish Things Coffee, Chimera, Joebots Coffee Bar, Hodges Bend, Mods Coffee & Crepes, and Topeca in the Mayo Hotel. So much delicious coffee and so many cool people who are passionate about it! 

Local Work

Here is some recent work I shot for a company called Dine Design.  I have had so much fun photographing local restaurants,events and people. Everyday I am reminded of how much I love Tulsa and all the places I have yet to see….and photograph!! 

Gleeful Peacock

Here are a few photos I took for a jewelry company called Gleeful Peacock. I also work here, at the "Glee Station", part time helping make the jewelry. 


Capstone: Mad Men Theme

These are a few portraits of my classmates who are graduating with me this December. Our theme was Mad Men for our group portrait so I took advantage of everyone being dressed up and took a few portraits. 

Behind the Scenes: Open your eyes shoot 10/7/13

These are a few fun photos on set of the "Open your eyes" shoot I recently did for a school project plus a couple of frame grabs from the video itself. Kelly Kerr (my professor at school) was the camera operator. I owe a huge thank you to him and all of those who helped me make this possible. All subjects were so willing and let me pour water all over them! Shot on a RED camera at the OSUIT studio in Okmulgee, OK. Video will be posted soon. www.vimeo.com/valeriegrant