A mantra I’ve been clinging to for the past two weeks. I’ve been in a humbling state of mind these past two years. A little of that has been entitlement. (I’m a millennial, apparently that’s a side effect) I’m such a perfectionist that I often don’t want to start things until I have all the pieces in the right place. And by pieces I mean expensive equipment, a full crew, a budget (that I probably can’t afford), etc. Why the hell not? I’m talented and I deserve the best of the best to put my work out into the world. Well….so are a million other people. And I have to say this mindset has kept me a bit stagnant, out of touch, and proooobably contributed to my self diagnosed post graduate depression.
BUT I found myself having more sustained happiness when I started reimmersing myself into photography using my original approach. Before college, and before I became a bit tainted by the business of it all. I would shoot self portraits in my room. NOW, I have a lot more friends, a growing clientle, so I have more faces to work with. I shot these images in my room. Retouched these images while vibing out to a nice playlist. And the more I’ve been getting back into the groove of things, the more happier and fulfilled I feel. And the more things have fallen into place.
Simple set up. These lights and the talent. No background stand or paper. Just the empty space on the walls of my room, a playlist, and a little bit of time.
[ Before & After ]
[ Insert Images of Fannie, Jailisa, etc. ]