Sorry I haven't been around. I actually forgot I even had a blog until one of my friends told me she liked my blog a few weeks ago. It feels like the past few months have blurred into one long and busy month and it got to the point where I could barely remember take my phone and keys with me out the door. Needless to say, there has been a lot of change that's been keeping my mind occupied and not enough photography. Thankfully, everything is finally starting to settle down and I had a chance to reset both my living space and my mind over the past week and a bit. Photography has been in the back of my mind the whole time. I really started to miss the whole process of it from organizing to shooting to retouching, then sending out the final images.
Sometimes in fashion, we're guilty of trying to do more, more, more. I always want to create beautiful images with a full creative team and multiple models. It's not a bad thing to aim high and push myself creatively but there comes a point where I'm pushing so hard that I end up just planning and waiting for things to come together and my camera never moves from its spot on my desk. I found myself feeling creatively starved. Part of resetting over the past week was to also take a few steps back with photography and shoot something really simple.
I was casting models for an upcoming editorial creative and Sophia's look really jumped out at me for the concept. The editorial ended up getting postponed but I wanted to something with her anyway both because I felt inspired by her look and I also wanted give her a bit more experience as a new model. I had her come by for a couple hours to do some really simple shots with no creative team and clothes pulled from both our closets. I'm really looking forward to working with her again!
I'm taking a little break from packing (see above) to wish you a Happy New Year! Yesterday I did my last shoot of 2012 and today I leave my parents' house and head back to Toronto. It's been a great year and I'm really looking forward to next year.
See you all soon!
"It is a miracle if you can find true friends, and it is a miracle if you have enough food to eat, and it is a miracle if you get to spend your days and evenings doing whatever it is you like to do, and the holiday season—like all the other seasons—is a good time not only to tell stories of miracles, but to think about the miracles in your own life, and to be grateful for them." — Lemony Snicket, The Lump of Coal