My niece Mem is my buddy. We both have the same sense of humor and candor. So, naturally, she’s usually a great model who’s willing to put up with me. I’m trying harder and harder to live by my favorite quote. “When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.” – Cynthia Heimel
I am not ashamed to admit that sometimes my ideas don’t pan out. I’m human. And although I’m a good photographer with a lot of knowledge, the great thing about photo is that there’s always more to learn. And whether something works out or not, the fact remains that I’ve learned and grown every single time. It’s so hard to try something new, and even harder to admit that you screwed up. Why is that? Judgment. With the internet, we’re putting ourselves out there for everyone to see.
I’ve screwed up a lot. But you know what, after some trial and error, Mem and I succeeded. Here is my most favorite shot so far from our shooting. This is what I want to do. I want to make every woman look and feel like a starlet. I think we all deserve that when we need a pick me up.
Beauty is what I love. You are beautiful. Did you know that? Or do you need some convincing?
Last week I gave a sneak peek of Magen, a model I had the opportunity to work with at a workshop. As I stated before, Magen took direction like a champ and was as nice as could be! Some of the photos of her even remind me (and several of my friends I showed the pictures to) of Rachel McAdams (who also happens to be one of my favorite actresses). I really enjoyed shooting with her, and as you can tell, her makeup is beautiful. Isaac Meyers did hair and makeup, and he did a fabulous job. You can see more of his stuff at http://www.immakeup.com.
Anywho, the workshop was a blast as I was able to meet a bunch of other photographers in the area. I love meeting new people, and at a workshop like this it’s great because you all have something in common right off the bat: photography! That night I also discovered my appreciation for photographer Richard Avedon, he shot many of the classic movie stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, and Elizabeth Taylor. He also shot music greats like the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Judy Garland, so you know, he’s kind of a big deal. If you’re curious as to what his stuff looks like, check out http://www.richardavedon.com. His work was used as a sort of inspiration for the workshop.
Enough about that, though, let’s get to the photos!