Monday, February 25, 2013

Last look of winter

Mom's vintage anchor sweater, denim shirt, Naomi and Lavender purse, UO heart tights, Sway velvet heels, Hair bow- Me!

With this look I am saying goodbye to winter.
Things are looking a lot more springy out side, but inside I'm sick...sick sick sick.
I'm sure everyone and their mother has been saying the same thing because it's just that time of year for everyone to get the flu or a cold of some kind. My sickness has me feeling very down and just.. bummed and very emotional. I did four photoshoots in 3 days over the weekend and when you do that much running around when you're sick it makes you even more worn out and sad.
Saturday night I was supposed to have plans with some friends which I was planning on doing with even though I WAS NOT feeling well. Needless to say ditching occurred and was followed with a 
"Damn that sucks. feel better."
This made me more emotional and cry embarrassingly in a major retail store seeing that friends didn't really give a shit. But you know.. I'd like to have friends who gave a shit. That would be nice.
Which by the way.. where are these girls? Where are the happy, sweet, non- passive aggressive girls? 
Girls that don't change based on what environment they are in.
Girls that don't form to whatever they see.
I find that most girls are hard enough to get along with as it is... so do most of them have to be incredibly catty and always in a huff about something or other too?
This is why I have mostly male friends. GAH.
Maybe it's just the town I live in.
Maybe I'm just sick and annoyed.
Maybe I just suck. Whatever.
But if you're my friend at least care about me even if I'm lame from time to time.

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.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentines Camp-out!- Photography

Models-  Seisha and Travis, Dress- Rachel Antonoff, Marquee arrow- Dark Marquee designs, photography, styling and handmade arrows- Me

This is my Valentines day camp out shoot! It was featured on Love and Lavender today!
A pink camping tent, red and pink hearts, a lighted marquee arrow and a real, adorable couple create a Valentines day retro camp-out! Inspired by 1950s, this Valentine’s Day features a sweets tray with homemade Macaroons and cupcakes, classic Coca Colas, old suitcases and bright flowers in vintage kitchen tins, all lit with a lovely afternoon glow! With the help of a local designer, a wooden marquee arrow and tent were made to further set our day back in time!

See more of my photography HERE- Michelle Roller Photography