Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ain't Nothing Gonna Break My Stride

Everyone who remembers the 80s, sing along with me!

Nobody gonna slow me down
Oh no - I've got to keep on moving

Ain't Nothing Gonna Break My Stride
I'm running and I won't touch ground
Oh no - I've got to keep on moving...

Anna working on her makeup at our last location of the day
I've been on a roll photographically speaking for about 2 months now, and the little voice in the back of my head says if I stop to come up for air, I might break the momentum.  It's silly the things we say to ourselves in the quiet, dusty corners of our minds.  When I first started learning how to use my camera and Photoshop together, I was just certain with each new, successful creation, that the end had appeared.  The muse would never strike for me again.  Ten years later I've come to grips with the fact that as long as I am interested in pursuing a creative life, the ideas will keep coming.  It's like an itch that creeps up if my fingers haven't released a shutter in a while or I will wake up in the morning with a fully formed image in my head.  I like having these feelings.  It's not too bad as far as addictions go.

Here are some images from the past few weeks.  No finished pieces mind you, just some documentary type captures.
Above are models Anna and Lora and fellow photographer Rene Hales.  Thanks Marco and Michael for offering us a location and helping to cart our props up 4 flights of stairs!
Like a dragon sitting on her hoard, Anna is preparing amid our pile of costumes.

One side note - it was great to work with Anna again.  This crazy odyssy started for me almost 10 years ago with her as one of my very first models.  She took on a lot of work during 2 wild days of shooting.  Thank you for being your fearless self and such a wonderful muse!

The images below are from a location scouting session in Ohio.  I can't wait to return soon with models, cocktail dresses, and props galore!  Such a big empty space has both terrified me and has also been freeing creatively.  Odd...

Even husbands got roped into duty for a quick shoot in Tennessee!  Thanks for letting me torture you Teresa, Chris, and Wills!  (And thank you for calling me while on your vacation to tell me you'd found a place to shoot that you knew I'd love!)

Out roaming the wilds of Eastern Kentucky with Linda...  The bridge was certainly worth the wait!

And more location scouting in amazing spaces with Carol. 

I love my village!