Pink's acceptance speech about acceptance has my heart all gooey and lovey.
Do you hate having your photo taken? Avoid the camera like the plague? This article is for you!
Janet and I had a wonderful glamour shoot, celebrating her 50 and FABULOUS life!
Originally posted December 30, 2014
I’ve been pondering the last couple of days…
I saw this image on twitter for a fashion photography post. Nice image. and what I notice is she has FLAWLESS skin.
Obviously gone through the photoshop ringer.
I feel like I am fighting against a current. I want to empower women and girls to accept themselves just how they are and my OWN INDUSTRY is the very thing that I am up against.
A million photographers producing images that aren’t real. that are fake. that are so photoshopped sometimes the model is so altered that you wouldn’t recognize it was even her.
This is the image I was referring to on Twitter
But then I wonder… if she looked “normal”, had normal skin with a blemish here or there, would we take notice of her beauty? Would we notice her? Would I have stopped and said, “great image, but geeze, they could have at least touched up her pimple.”
Photographers sometimes spend HOURS on one image to make it look FLAWLESS.
Why do we demand to be shown flawless images? For goodness sakes, we are human beings with pores and beauty marks, moles, scars, birthmarks and yet we (photographers AND clients) both want to eliminate the things that make us who we are. Every mole and every freckle, is a part of us.
If you have had a photoshoot with me, do you feel that I photoshopped/altered you to look different than you normally are? If so, did that make you like your photos more or less? Would you have liked them as much if I did not remove your inharent pimple you got that morning?
If you have been considering a photoshoot, would you want or expect your skin to be flawless? would you be comfortable showing your pictures to your friends and be proud to say “That’s the real me” even though you don’t look like a magazine model with flawless features?
I know i have a lot of questions and thoughts and weird-ness going on in here, but I just decided to WRITE.
Originally posted: March 22, 2015
Meet Jackie… She is 71, she’s a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a ballroom dance, a knitter (and bullshitter… it’s an actual club she’s in) and retired from a technology career.
Jackie answered my ad for a Mature Woman to photograph “Glamour style”.
When she came for her wardrobe consultation, we had a hard time choosing a dress from her amazing Ballroom dancing collection. We ultimately decided to go with this adorable purple dress and a hot pink number that her husband had a matching vest and bow tie to complete their ensemble.
Here are some of our favorite photos and a behind the scenes video of her experience. Enjoy!
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