arosilee

Alternative Process Photo Transfers by Arosi Lee

Walled Lake, Michigan · 47 Sales

arosilee

Alternative Process Photo Transfers by Arosi Lee

Walled Lake, Michigan 47 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(7)

Announcement   Arosi Lee is an alternative process photography shop that focuses primarily on photo transfer. The transfer process is an experimental medium, and we use it on wood, tile, paper, fabric jewelry, glass, and fresco.

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Announcement

Arosi Lee is an alternative process photography shop that focuses primarily on photo transfer. The transfer process is an experimental medium, and we use it on wood, tile, paper, fabric jewelry, glass, and fresco.

Feel free to follow us on Facebook or Tumblr for behind the scenes pictures, show information, and fan coupons!
maramagyarosi.tumblr.com & www.facebook.com/arosilee

Mara Magyarosi

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Mara Magyarosi

Green Pink Floral Photo Transfer Print
$20.00
Green Pink Photo Transfer Print
$20.00
Red Yellow Photo Transfer Print
$20.00
Green Red Photo Transfer Print
$20.00
Original 8x10 Red Yellow Photo Transfer on Paper
$53.00
Original 8x10 Blue Green Photo Transfer on Paper
$53.00
Red Yellow Geometric Photo Transfer Print
$20.00
Green Pink Geometric Photo Transfer Print
$20.00
Purple Red Geometric Photo Transfer Print
$20.00
4" Purple Nature Photo Transfer Coasters
$10.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(7)
skohler

skohler on Nov 17, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful, unique addition to my Christmas ornament collection.

Ian Zang

Ian Zang on May 27, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Great seller! Would buy from again. This made a great mother's day gift.

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About

One sassy girl taking over the world.

Arosi Lee is a mix of old school film with new school obscure techniques. All of the pieces use my own photographic work in it in some way - whether as obvious as being the entire piece, or as subtle as texture.

With the photo transfers, I'm using multiple types of transfer techniques, including (but not limited to) Mod Podge, hand sanitizer, gelatin tile, and fresco! These can be on paper, wood, glass, or whatever I can find. I'm constantly experimenting, so these tend to be the fastest movers in my shop. I also make jewelry, but it's not typical fabric jewelry. My jewelry is created by printing my photographs onto inkjet fabric, and then I create the pieces from my own images.

My work primarily relates to memory and how it changes over time by use of film and transfer mediums in photography. I've always been interested in the idea of memory and how events are recalled depending on mood, conversation, and time passed since the event occurred. In my mind, my memories often mix together in a way that makes me wonder, was that this particular event or another one? Or perhaps, have I mixed the two? I relive specific information over and over enough times that individual parts stay solid, however the specifics become much more fluid. After enough time has passed, old memories become new definitions.

Transfer mediums lend especially well to this idea of transition and change, due to the nature of how the process works. I shoot on film with toy camera first, because the element of surprise fascinates me. The events and memories in my life never seem to go the way that I believe that they will, so why would I expect my camera to move the same way? I take it a step further by combining and overlapping images, then using different types of transfer medium, placing the images onto wood panels. The process of a photograph transfer is different every time that it happens - even if the same image is used multiple times, different things lift and each end up being completely unique. This relates back to my original thought by showing that even when we feel that we can control what we remember, we can't. There will always be gaps, even when we are our most meticulous.

My favorite part about my creative process:
I really get to make things with my hands. So many people think that photography is about how expensive your camera is and how great your computer is, but the computer is a very small part of my process. I take pictures with film, scan them into my computer, print them onto transfer medium, and then the sky is the absolute limit!

How my shop has evolved:
I've had a camera in my hand pretty consistently since I turned 15 years old. A friend of mine had started taking a photography class and asked if I could help her out with her homework, and I thought to myself, "Wow, this is really exciting!" I followed that feeling through high school, into community college, and finally into College for Creative Studies for my dual major in Photography and Art Education.

When I was in CCS, we had two classes that changed my life - Fine Art Forms and Photography & the Object. Those two classes were about how to think about photography and mix digital with traditional processes, with quite a bit of experimentation. It stopped being about perfection and started being about the process of experimentation. I kept pushing and pushing until finally for my senior thesis, I created a set of frescos named This City Breathes the Plague of Loving Things, some of which are still available in my shop.

After graduation, I found a job as an art teacher pretty immediately as well as working for the non profit One Million Bones as the Michigan Coordinator. These were amazing opportunities, but the problem was that I was helping other people on their path to creation, not my own. I only lasted for a few months before I went out, bought all new supplies, and started Arosi Lee.

On balancing my creative identity with being a businessperson:
This is always a battle for me - my first thought is how can this product/event/activity be artistically better? But, I think that is helping me with my business too because I'm constantly searching for new, creative ways to push the limits.

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  • Mara Magyarosi

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hello, my name is Mara and I don't believe in sitting still. I am a recent graduate of College for Creative Studies in Detroit, with BFAs in Photography and Art Education. When I am not teaching, I obsess about how to use photography differently.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 2, 2014
Hello and welcome to Arosi Lee!

Arosi Lee is the photographic work of Mara Magyarosi, a mix of old school film with new school obscure techniques. All of the pieces use photography in it in some way - whether as obvious as being the entire piece, or as subtle as texture.

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Payment
I accept PayPal, Direct Checkout (credit cards), and Etsy Gift Cards.

If you need to request another form of payment, please convo me BEFORE purchasing to determine if arrangements can be made.
Shipping
Domestic Shipping:

I generally ship within two days of receiving payment. Shipping is via USPS First Class Mail, with tracking on all domestic packages. Shipping notification and tracking numbers will be sent to you for your convenience as soon as your item ships.

If you require special shipping upgrades, please convo me BEFORE purchasing, and the listing will be adjusted to reflect your request.

International Shipping:

I am happy to ship internationally, however please be aware of any Customs Duties and Vat taxes specific to your country; these charges, when applicable, are the responsibility of the buyer. Customs forms numbers are my only source of international tracking and will be provided to the buyer with shipping notification.
Refunds and Exchanges
Unless an item is custom made specifically for you, returns are always accepted when requested within seven days of receipt. Please convo me to request a return, and once I have received the item in its original condition, your refund will be issued.
If you have a problem with an item after this time, please convo me and we will work out a solution. Your satisfaction is my ultimate goal.

However, custom items due to the time spent and the supplies used are not eligible for a return. I will do my best to send you images of the process, however photo transfer is a very surprising process where different areas of the transfer vary. (This is why they are one of a kind!) If you have any issue with your item, I am willing to try a second time, however you do need to return your original item before that process begins.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to message me! Thank you!