Did you like my journal post for "Blood is Thicker Than Water?" I think I'm going to start doing that once I finish up a series! It was fun writing out my thought process behind them. I feel like it also gives some insight behind the images and what I was thinking about when I created them. So, I think I'm in July with posting shoots now? haha, and there's still soooo much more! I have no idea how that happened, it felt like I was catching up! Apparently not...so you're getting happy summer shoots which I guess is kind of nice if you're stuck in winter doldrums currently!
As I was pulling out inspiration shots from an issue of Elle magazine (I have two gigantic binders of inspiration images from magazines), it occurred to me that my work will never look like that. And I'm not saying that because of skill level (although I am still far behind), but really it's just a stylistic difference. The editorials were so serious. There was no fun, not much fantasy, and they lacked emotion. The models were lovely and the clothes were lovely, but the seriousness was just so...well...serious. The perfection and sophistication felt like a cage, and they lacked wonder. I can appreciate their technical prowess, but they are far from who I am, I hope that is not what is becoming in style, because in the past I've seen amazing editorials from these publications that are full of inspiration. I have always said that I identify more with magazines like Teen Vogue though who are directed towards a younger audience who likes to experiment with fashion and who isn't afraid of having fun with it. So, I think that is still my goal. It's a far off dream with a likelihood of about 1 in a million, but I've been told it doesn't hurt to dream
And now for some under-appreciate beauty: