This has been a great year in my career. I’ve been able to survive in New York solely on photography and have collaborated with a lot of people to give life to a vision. I’m totally grateful for all of this but have found myself lacking inspiration these last few weeks.
Yesterday, I went to Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville, New York and brought my camera along for the ride. I hadn’t used my Lensbaby Composer Pro kit in a long time so I figured that I’d bring it and allow fun to seep into photography again (it’s easy to get burned out after a while). I purchased a tour at the winery. We went down into the cellars and the inspiration came at me with the damp, dank smell of this underground chamber. I reached into my camera bag, allowed certain feelings to come through and went nuts. I feel that this experience was all I needed to jumpstart inspiration so here I am, feeling as if I’ve returned from a long sleep.
July 21, 2013
Here are some photos from a shoot I did of several models in Seattle and L.A.. It was all about hair so my goal was to ensure the photos exhibited the creative works of talented stylists, make up artists and wardrobe. The places we shot in were ridiculously inspirational. I would have liked to have had more time with each to explore the hotels and loft spaces we shot in but my time was limited to about 5 minutes per model.
For this post, I mostly went with photos that showed a little more than hair. There was a talented group of people who put their hard work into the look of these models. My job was fairly simple. Lighting scheme, location and mood.