Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Faded Pages Open in the Sun- Photography

 Model- Shaunna, MUAH- Alicia Hathaway, Styling and Photography- Me

This is a recent shoot I created at my house in sunny California.
I really never did well in my high school and photography classes. Granted I got all A's and B's, which is "doing well" in some people's minds and generally acceptable as passing. But these classes to me were stifling. I wasn't really creating anything but film stills to encapsulate the proposed theme of an assignment. I mean I know that probably sounds like a generic art kid idea, but I just plain disliked film classes. 
I need fast paced, instant gratification.
That's just who I am. I can't stand in a lab waiting to make a proper exposure with an enlarger and redoing everything until I find the perfect exposure. I like the physical act of taking images. I like how I don't think about anything but what I am doing in the moment.
I can't stand ... standing around. haha
So yes, I was that art kid nearest to the door in the back of the class, rolling my eyes at the 17th explanation of what aperture is. Maybe I should have tried harder to create, but when your in a classroom, your also in a compressed environment.




13 comments:

  1. Haha, I'm with you. I need instantaneous results that I can see.
    Also, I wish I could hire you as a photographer...sigh, you always take the dreamiest photos!

    Trendy Teal

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  2. wow amazing pictures!love the sun
    Kisses from Milano
    Have a great day!
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  3. I can only say: waauw! These pictures are so beautiful!!!

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  4. These photos are truly beautiful, I love the lighting you've captured. I was never so good in any of the art classes I did either for the exact same reason.

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  5. Love the pictures. They transmit a very summery / easygoing feeling that I love. I agree with you somewhat but I just really liked spending hours at the lab developing the pictures and trying to come up with the perfect ones. It was such an enjoyable experience for me. What I do agree with you on is disliking the projects the teachers/professors would assign, and then their critiques wouldn't always make sense because photography is like any other art and not everybody is going to "get" or like the same thing.

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  6. Such gorgeous photography! :)

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  7. these pictures are so free spirited. i love the nice setting!

    http://lovelyboheme.blogspot.com/

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  8. awesome photos! Such great lighting! Gorgeous!!
    xo

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