In college, I was required to write artist statements about every artwork I created, and while I think my work has strayed from the artistic realm and mixed itself more readily with fashion and portraiture, I still feel an urge to explain myself, whether they were planned or spontaneous.
So many of my photoshoots are related to the experience, and it's hard to look at them from a non-emotional standpoint. Every photo-shoot is like my child (sometimes they're my problem child...). I really want to share with you my thoughts on them, not because I hold any grand illusions about my work, but more so because I want somewhere to write about it, kind of like a diary (but without too much of the embarrassing stuff).
A lot of people tell me my work is dreamy, and that's a description I will confidently attach to myself and my work. A lot of my work, especially in the beginning, was based on various fairytales, and I suppose that's still an apt description of my photography. I love photographing subjects that tend to have a soft, innocent feeling to them. Photography is an escape, and reality isn't something I like to sully it with too often. I'm especially inspired by childhood and adolescence as being that age where you can still see the natural world as being magical. A lot of my subjects tend to look like they're lost in a daydream. I'm also just incredibly inspired by beautiful faces and capturing them on my camera. A lot of times I find it difficult to plan a shoot without a face in mind, because a model's look and personality determines so much for me. My work is also pretty colorful (except for when it's not, I love creating b&w photos), and I dearly love any kind of flowers.
So, that's just a little bit about me and the kind of work I do. Now I just have to actually post on this thing!
Saw your ‘Fee Des Fleurs' photoshoot on Whim magazine blog! Loved it so much, great to see more of your work on your blog. It's often so hard to keep thinking of new creative concepts, but it seems that you have no trouble producing beautiful work! xxReplyDelete
Thank you so much for your kind comment! <3Delete