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Friday, October 22, 2010

the flower girls that rocked

These girls were so much fun. There’s Lily (the youngest) - so full of spunk and attitude. She was all giggles and cheeky grins and has this tip your head back and bellow kind of laugh thing going on. I wanted to put her into my pocket and take her home. And there’s Natasha who I already knew but hadn't seen in over a year. I was floored by how much she’s grown up  and she is really blossoming into a true beauty. Natasha did her best to be the more mature influence  but before long couldn’t help but be swept up in Lily's infectious energy. They were thick as thieves all day. 

































































Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sneak peek



Amy and Paul. A  hundred year old camelia farm.  The start of their 'happy ever after'. More to come soon.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Phasing

I'm questioning a lot of things about my photography lately. Since completing the workshop recently and despite it being really wonderful, I'm a bit lost. I feel the way I do things has been desconstructed and stripped back to it's bare bones. I am trying to make sense of  it and find a way to build it again... but how do I want to rebuild it? Who do I want to take photographs of? What are the things that really speak to me?   I want to 'connect'  like I did when taking this portrait last December, somehow I've drifted from that path and want to go for  a wander down it again. How do I keep myself  from being influenced by other peoples work that I admire to find something... a style, a way to capture a moment...  that is 'me' ? Maybe there are several kinds of  'me'  and that is okay?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Finally...

I've returned to the world of  blogging! Oh my little blog I have missed you so! You may have noticed the lack of blog action here for the past 4 weeks (come on Kris & Katie, it hasn't been that bad...has it?) and without a word as to why the disappearance either!  Well, I was immersed in my first ever photography workshop and it was amazing.  While I had high hopes of continuing to blog during those 4 weeks I just didn't get there. Every minute of the past month was eat, sleep & breathe shutter speeds and assignments and because I don't like to do things half arsed I completely threw myself into it leaving no time for much else. I'm a little rusty on the blog entries tonight (I must get my mojo back, this being rusty will not do) so I'll just leave you with a photo that I submitted for the course in which we had to use window light. Hopefully it'll knock your socks off enough to make up for me being MIA ;) Our  fabulous teacher converted it to B&W for me and I am very much in love with it.