This week’s image is a little different but I feel like it is still in line with the project. While exploring new textures and ways of shooting the self, I’ve learned a lot. Not every image works and I don’t want the effect that an all white background brings. I like the way my literal subjects came together. The sparkling reflection off the water looks like magic, fairy dust. The lilies themselves are swan like, coming from mud and creating shelter for fish and beautiful flowers. I feel like I’m finally transitioning into something more, as I keep my son sheltered and produce memorable images. It’s these moments that I am thankful for, the self awakening ones that allow us to see in both directions but focus on the present.
I’ve been deconstructing my nudes and creating landscapes out of them. It totally sounds silly but they make me smile. It’s purely for creation sake. It’s not some deep personal series. They’re either places I’ve been or daydream about. If I were a painter, I would paint them. Instead I use my camera as a tool to produce things that appease me. Not masterpieces but pieces of my memories composited together, a break from reality.
These are a few from my moody waters project I’ve been working on for the past few months. I’ve been working so hard on my portfolio for graduation, I forget that there’s actual beauty to all of this. I never allow myself the pleasure of enjoying my surroundings. I stack my images in a box, shove them under my bed and keep living. One day after I’m long gone, I hope someone finds all of my archives, both digital and printed. THere’s so much in there that I have never even glanced at. Maybe I’ll go through them before the technology is obsolete and create a book of earlier works.
This lovely coastline is in California. La Jolla shores in San Diego. It’s so rare that I get the mood and emotion out of the sky, so I’m a sucker for overcast and cloudy days. I haven’t had a chance to process these too much, call me lazy.. I don’t mind. This week will be busy, so keep an eye out for some gold along these coasts.
Hi Ya’ll! I’ve been working on a water obsession of mine and am coming up with some keepers! I love the movement of time captured in a single frame. I’ve been visiting local piers in the San Diego area. Here is Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. The last one is of the Coronado bridge, all I can think of when I drive over it… Ron Burgundy. You stay classy San Diego.
Kai and I went down to Scripps in La Jolla. He loved the aquariums, he is a true Aquarius. Here are some of the jellyfish we encountered dancing a ballad. They look like underwater butterflies. I love them, they make us smile.