Hi guys! This isn’t a “style” post. I’ve worn this skirt before 🙂 http://blog.latreniabryant.com/2013/09/mexican-skirt/ This post is more personal.. just something I need to say.
I’ve been M.I.A I guess because oddly enough I haven’t felt motivated to shoot anyone including myself. As I stroll through my facebook news feed I see tons of images that are …hmmm… a mess, horrible.. just awful.. mainly in part due to the misuse and/or over use of photographic editing softwear such as photoshop. It’s just waaaaaay to much!
I get it, I know we’re living in the digital age and everyone has a camera of sorts either a DSLR, point & shoot or their cell phone …and everyone thinks they’re a PROFFESSIONAL photographer. At some point in time I’m pretty sure all photographers travel a path to find who they are as a photographer and what makes them different from the photographer next door.
I’ve basically come to the conclusion that I like shooting myself, not because I like looking at myself but because I don’t have to answer any questions or explain my thoughts or actions. If I say to the client/model “I want you to balance yourself on that tree limb” guess what, I want you to balance yourself on the tree limb without any conversation. I found I was shooting others to make THEM happy but that wasn’t making ME happy.
Life gets busy . . . appointments, balancing priorities such as family and work.. it doesn’t always leave time for my personal “ME TIME” moments.
I would rather turn down your dollars than attach my name to something that doesn’t inspire me because if truth be told, it’s not about YOU, it’s about the PHOTOGRAPHER. When I held my first camera I knew it would be with me forever.. it’s like my secrete. It holds my dreams, desires and it feeds my passion. Much of the time It’s me & my camera…and that’s the way I like it.
I’ll continue to photograph my personal style (clothing) in the way that I do but don’t be surprised if you start to see a few things that make you stop, stare & say “huh” lol I don’t care about getting dirty or getting wet .. as long as I’m wearing something stylish when it’s happening, I’ll be alright 🙂
So heeeeeeeey! sit back and stay tuned… I predict it’s gonna be a hot summer. It’s on my wish list to master my art and release my passion. I could not blame you if you happen to run into me while I’m out shooting and you see me doing some pretty odd looking stuff, the first word you will think of is “crazy”… lol.. I understand but seriously, this is not about me; it’s about finding out why I was giving this talent and what am I suppose to be doing with it.
Hahaha…so you’re welcome to hang in there with me if you like. I’ll get back to making videos and posting my OOTD pics soon. I just needed time to regroup..refocus..replan.. rethink… I feel like when you see a photograph it should provoke some type of interest… otherwise, what’s the point. If you don’t leave an impression that shows you’re quite the guru in your field, what’s the point of doing it?
Breaking free from the mold means that you have to take a leap of faith and if you land on your face.. you land on your face.. are you going to just lay down and take it? Happiness is not found at the end of the road, it is experienced along the way. So take not for granted each moment of your life and you will find a reason to be happy each day 🙂
To have nothing in place to set you apart from the rest will evoke mediocrity…. and that’s not why we (photographers) hold our cameras.
Until next time guys! Byeeeeee.