A Pretty with a Polaroid

 

During weekend weekend I created bio videos for two awesome photographers. Both lovely, but with extremely different styles. If you remember from yesterday, Alexis photographs people with an interesting take on lifestyle and portrait photography. Today I am excited to share Sarah Brooks’ bio video. She is a fine art photographer and seriously just the cutest thing you will ever meet. She is what you would imagine a fine art photographer to be: a lover of film, cats and coffee. But unlike many fine artists, she is not afraid to share her work and passion for film with everyone. She is moving away to Oregon, and though I know she will create amazing art out there, I am sad she is leaving 😦 

Why can’t all the graduates just hang here in Santa Barbara with me? 

While I sit and pout, you can look at all of Sarah’s wonderfully dark and beautiful photos at http://www.sarahbrooksphoto.com/

Capturing a Person in One Day

 

 

I ran around all day with this lady creating a bio video for her! It was extremely easy to capture her easygoing personality and eagerness to work with a camera. Her style is very go with the flow until she gets the exact shot. Though a bio video’s main objective is to show potential clients who the photographer is, Alexis’ bio video just doesn’t do justice to her actual work, which by the way is amazing. You definitely need to meander over to her tumblr blog at http://alexisrenson.tumblr.com/Her portraits go beyond photographing the people in front of her, and her unusual perspective is very inspiring to creative minds.

I browsed her blog just now and noticed I’m in a couple of shots! Holla!

Pulling Under

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Woah guys, college is no longer. I just blinked and it was over. Am I an adult yet? Hardly. The reality check hasn’t been too harsh, and I am testing the waters of freelance photography. I will admit it’s all a little daunting. Not only do you have to be good at what creative services you are providing, but you have to be good at selling who you are. It’s no secret in the world of photography that people hire those they like to be around. You can’t really blame them though. Who wants to hang out with a complete schmuck during a full day shoot?

Drifting thoughts aside, I’d like to share an image I created that’s pretty quintessential of the feels that I feel…literally all the time. Obviously it has multiple meanings because I am all about ambiguity. Do you ever feel one moment you are drowning and the next you are like “Wait, no guys I’m totally cool. Seriously, I got this.” Story of my life. My ability to grasp on motivation towards creative endeavors is only so so at the moment. It’s not that I am burnt out, but once in a while my brain needs a break. I have to reconnect to the drive that landed me in this position (graduate of photo school. woo!) in the first place. Once you find it you have to nurture it. Sometimes we fall off that path because we learn so many rights and wrongs from so many people who have a dead set way of doing things. One moment we think we are creating all the right things then BAM! someone says something else is correct. You get pulled in so many directions. You stumble. You doubt the path you once believed in.

You know what? Forget them. You do you boo. No one knows you more than you.

Art is so subjective anyway. Who’s to say what is right? I’m right, your right…only if you think so though.

But dude, I know you are. So…happy dance/ fist pump? cool! 🙂