Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Restless mind.

Ever been so utterly inspired, you can't sleep?
It feels like my mind is tossing, turning, scrambling and steaming with ideas.

It's almost midnight, I'm sick and unable to take many pictures, yet I'm so incredibly inspired.
And I can't sleep, so here I am. Writing about the fact that I can't sleep.

Good thing about this? I have ideas.
So many new ideas I've never even considered before.
I'm really looking forward to challenging myself soon.
To challenge myself to work with more models,
to challenge myself to try more levitation shots,
to challenge myself to try more street photography,
and just challenge everything I've ever considered to be my style, or thought process.

I think the next few months are really going to be great for my photography.

Be bubbly.
In a way I'm honestly terrified of my ideas. I've never tapped into my thoughts, and plans like this before.
(Or rather, when I have, they didn't turn out.)
But I finally think my abilities might be strong enough to take my pictures to a level they've never been.
And that really excites me.

So, in conclusion. I get inspired when I actually can't do anything about it.


(As always, more pictures on my Flickr.)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Dear, The Past.

"I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other peope's minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing." - Audrey Hepburn

"I want to grow old without facelifts... I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I've made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you." - Marilyn Monroe

I know I say this a lot, but I love the past.
Probably my biggest role model is Audrey Hepburn.
She was such a great person who just did what she believed in, and got huge for doing so, and I admire her for that.

"If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all." - Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe were two of the most beautiful women of all time, yet both of them believed only happy girls were beautiful.
I think that's something everyone should live by, happiness.

"On my darkest days, I wear my brightest colors." - Cyndi Lauper

I've recently been falling in love with vintage/oldies clothing.
Today I went thrifting, hoping to find something that was old-ish that I could use in pictures and found this dress (in the pictures above), it makes me feel like a princess.
It's not the most beautiful dress, and I know that.
It looks sort of like an 90's prom dress.
But I'm okay with that.

My mom also let me wear her pearls, which honestly is the most gorgeous necklace ever, it's magical! As soon as I put them on, it felt like I was in character for the picture.

Being a time traveler is a lonely life.
A life of being lost, and found, then lost again.
To adapt to a time, then lose what you've grasped onto.
Maybe it'd be better to get stuck.
To get stuck in a time you can stay, and rely on.

I'm also in love with Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennet.
But that's for another blog post.

(More pictures on my Flickr!)