I found this image while cleaning off my hard drive a few months ago. My father and I came up with concept, setting and lighting. My parents had this class table in the breakfast nook, which is now currently in my apartment. We took a studio light and placed it underneath the table and 1/2 power. My father helped photograph this image of me. It happens to be a personal favorite of mine.
I have always been creatively driven. Creating things gives me purpose, it fulfills me in many ways.
Since I was 6 in art class sculpting terrible looking versions of my cocker spaniel Apollo I have been inspired by creating things. Granted I never could draw nor could I really paint-though I attempt quite frequently! I enjoy creating things. Even though I am no Van Gough, it makes me happy just to make pieces from the heart. My work completes me-I don’t wait for approval or to satisfy critics. I am a bit of a perfectionist but that is just the way I have always been. Recently I have been working on a piece for my anniversary with Judd. It’s something from the heart yet utterly cheesy. Creating something which shows my personality has always been my goal when making art. I figure what better way to show my appretiation for someone who I love dearly then to make it funny and witty. (If I were to show or explain it, I would spoil the surprise..but I will post it when he sees it!)
With my creative juices flowing and motivation to achieve this piece, I thought to myself what if I pursued my passion of creating art on the side of my career at least until I get settled. It’s been a few years dabbling in photography on the side of classes and I never seem to find the kind of photography I am content “branding” per say. All this creativity has motivated me to blend both of my passions together as one-combine my artistic abilities with my photographic abilities. I want to make pieces that satisfy both myself and possible clients.
As I approach graduation in April, I need to consider the options for my future. This is an option I want to develop through the next few months. Stay tuned!
August 5th, 2011: Photoshoot with Tara.
I have always been adventurous so I recently planned a shoot with my friend Tara in the Enchanting Forest in Titusville, FL. I brought my hair and make up artist, Lauren along for the shoot and the three of us ventured into the forest. Being Florida, it was about 100 degrees with the heat index and the mosquitos were dreadful but I was so motivated to shoot in the forest! I am usually pretty settle when it comes to seeing spiders but today they were unusual bigger than normal. Tara, my model wasn’t too much of a fan of shooting there since everywhere I took her we ran into webs with massive spiders. After about 20 minutes of attempting to shoot we opted to head to another location.
We jumped in the car and headed to her dad’s house which has a pretty interesting backyard. I found a few spots to shoot at including an awesome vintage wheelbarrow full of bricks! The girls had a blast and it was so nice getting back into shooting and directing again! I always forget how much I miss it until I have a great shoot like I did today!