Thursday, March 24, 2011
Thoughts on being unconventional.
I recently posted some of my pictures on a photography forum to somewhat show them off and get some feedback. Overall, I got some good feedback but one comment stood out to me. Someone said that my post processing was all over the place and it didn't seem that I had a particular "look". At first I thought it was true and I spent a couple of hours trying to create a look. It wasn't working. And I know it's not just going to magically appear, it will take some time and I'm just getting started but today I had a revelation. I was inspired by looking through Jesh deRox's beloved collection (look it up, you'll love it)...and what I loved about Jesh's work was that it was full of textures, painted with colors, completely unconventional. The important part is that he caught a beautiful moment with his camera. I loved his stuff because it was him. And with my photography, I want to be me. I'm not about clean cut and I'm not a perfectionist, but I am an artist and I am creative and I'm all about capturing emotion and raw existence. As I'm building my business I'm letting clients know that I most likely won't pose them or try to achieve a particular look, I just want them to feel natural and relax. My editing might be all over the place but it's my art..if a client wants clean cut, crisp editing, of course I'll give that to them. But I hope that over time people can appreciate my style as being something unique, and an experience that they want to be a part of.