I am very fortunate to have gorgeous friends that are willing to model for me. I dragged two of my coworkers (we work at a deli. Yay!) to a photoshoot at the beach in the morning. My style has slowly evolved into one that encompasses a love for nature and the natural beauty of people. Dre is a wonderful model, who didn’t even blink an eye when I mentioned shooting in the ocean. This was such a fun shoot, minus me completely soaking my leggings (I didn’t really think that one through…) More images from this day to come!
Art is frequently an activity for the individual. That means we need our own space. A space all to ourselves. And in this space, we can be all the artsy fartsy we wish to be. We can lock ourselves away in our own creative bubble and work away, lost in the zone of inspiration and motivation. This is my space.
Just as I started to unpack and organize clothes in my new house, something caught my eye. It was an iron. An iron beautifully lit by the windows in my room. Please notice the highlights! Ah! Obviously I dropped the clothes in my hand and scampered off for my camera. And that tie, thrown onto the ironing board by my boyfriend…what a nice touch!
And yes, that is my reflection in the iron. It sort of looks like an eye I think…
Last semester a good friend of mine needed a bio video to put on her website as part of a media and marketing class. We really wanted to encompass her love for the beach and the relaxed and natural looks of her photography subjects. So at 8:30 a.m, we met at Ledbetter beach to shoot the video. Sometimes I forget how beautiful everything looks when its still overcast in the morning. Its soft and dream-like, and when you are photographing people the lighting is gorgeous. Its sometimes hard to get up in the morning just to “photograph for fun,” especially when sleep is one of those things you can’t get enough of (I know I hear an “AMEN” from all the Brooks students). But hey, if you have the time, why not? Once you are out shooting you never think, “wow this beautiful lighting is not worth getting up an hour early.”
One of my most recent assignments for school ( I go to Brooks Institute of Photography) was to shoot and edit a video. It could be of anything we wanted, and we had all semester to do it. The project guidelines were basically non-existent, which made my little artist heart jump for joy. It was almost too much creative room for my brain to handle. But once I filtered through the ideas for a project, I finally decided on creating a video about the creative process. This is something i believe all artists are familiar with. The video follows a boy and girl and their struggle to find artistic motivation. The girl is a photographer, and these are a few of the photos she takes.