Self exploration with photography is a powerful tool. Sometimes it can help to have an experienced model hang out with you while you learn about yourself, so I invited Miss Angel Inez to help out…and what a glorious pairing they turned out to be!
Medusa and Body Paint
So, I covered Lily VonTrapp in metallic body paint and covered her head with snakes. You know, as a good friend does.
I put together this headpiece with rubber snakes and a headband. I feel I owe the nice man with the French bulldog an apology, as he stumbled upon me spray painting the snakes red on paper towels…it looked like something out of a horror movie!
After we completed Medusa, my husband suggested we add more color to the silver, so out came the mica. For those unfamiliar, mica is a biodegradable glitter used in bath bombs. So glitter…but extra, extra fine. And it got everywhere! It didn’t help that I absolutely had to get a shot of her blowing a fistful of it straight at me…
Forest Self Portraits
Got a remote trigger, so I went into the forest to play!
Holly in Motion
Masked Black and White
Miss Angel Inez bravely posing among many, many sharp things…
This year has been really interesting…I paused worrying about selling prints, and just let myself shoot freely. That break really gave me a lot of freedom, so I think I’m going to listen to myself and do that when I think it’ll help me. I met some amazing new people to create with…BIG shout out to Celeste at Poppy Seed Roll Costuming for the incredible styling, laughs, and introductions…and continued working with people I love to work with. I even got a reunion with Heather, my east coast muse! Winter was difficult, but all my fantastic subjects, especially Lily VonTrapp and Lyz, kept me busy and got me through it. Now, I just finished shooting the lovelies of After Midnight Cabaret and am working on a little video project for them. I continued with my naked, honest body love project, and will continue to do so. Seattle became a lot more fun this past year!
Thank you all for reading and viewing! As always, love yourselves.
Time is precious, people. Don’t waste it. Have a beautiful day.
Location: Locket Space in Seattle…I love this studio!
Ok, not the music, but there was a swing involved! It was my 15th anniversary yesterday, and my husband and I decided to celebrate with our second shoot with Mari, in a pretty fantastic studio space (Locket Space is SoDo Seattle). Beautiful big windows, great light, and nifty set options, including this swing.
Mari, of course, is a joy to shoot. Even watching her warm up is impressive! I glanced over, and there she was on her back, kicking her legs all the way to the floor behind her shoulder. Plenty more to come!