Hold on, to me as we go...

March 13, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

The reason why I wanted to start a blog was obvious...I wanted a place where I could divulge myself of things inside my head. Well, of course it's not as easy as you would think. First of all, finding time has proved to be difficult but most importantly I have closed my brain off as soon as the blog went live. But I digress...one of the most important reasons was for me to share my photographic journey with all of you. I wanted to be able to share the joy I feel when I create something magical and alive. And I wanted to sometimes share the before and after...I think that a lot of you wonder how each piece comes to be. Or perhaps curious to know if I have a plan in my head as to how it will turn out.

For the most part, I have an idea in my head...inspired by an emotion, a personal situation, words in a song etc...

And once I decide on the idea I try to bring it forth the best way possible. Sometimes it's not that easy and I might shoot the concept and it either does not work before processing or after and I have to painfully chuck it and start all over again.

It seems as if last year started out with a bang...I created some of my best work. Soon enough other things started taking precedents which culminated with the purchase of our first home in May. But sometimes things do not go as planned and the second half of the year was filled unfortunately with not so many good moments. I think that having gone through the situation forced me into a self-preservation mode. I was trying to shield my emotionally injured brain into a safe mode but along with that went my creativity.

I want so much to create as I was doing early last year...without inhibitions and complete honesty for myself and my feelings.

So with that in mind I created " Hold on, to me as we go," the lines to a song by Phillip Phillips. One day while driving I thought of the lyrics as they echoed through my car. And I told Nate who was sitting in the back that I would be creating something using those lines. 

On Sunday while out with Laura, Nate and Kaycee I shot this and was so happy with the results in camera. I still had no idea that it would turn out to be so captivating.

The reason behind the photo and why the lyrics resounded in my mind. I have often thought about how wonderful the ride called life has been with my husband. The fact that we have been together for so long and that we look forward to being together on a daily basis. We make each other laugh, he picks me up and I do the same for him. I feel as if we have held on to each other for over 19 years.  With that in mind I was able to put forth my favorite piece to date.

I thought that it would be good to show you all a before/after. I believe my work is magical...I hope you all feel the same :)

Before


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