So there is a list. A list on my phone of shoot ideas. Of things I have felt, images that pop into my head, some of which on a regular basis. Ideas and realities that I have been through. For so long I have put off that list. But now I’ve started on it in an effort to be more true to myself. To be vulnerable. I intend to finish it one day. My first two portraits from that list, Two Worlds Collide and Vulnerability are already posted to this blog. For me it’s cathartic. Therapeutic. I’m not trying to impress, more just trying to express what I feel through one of the only ways I know how.
This next photograph is a teaser to a shoot I had earlier this evening with a friend who I met through others, Shannon. She does her own makeup and is damn good at it. Her sister and her have their own Youtube Channel that you can find here.
I have been obsessed with the song “Dream” by Imagine Dragons. It’s a beautiful song that speaks to me. ” We all are living in a dream, but life ain’t what it seems. Everything’s a mess.” We all want to seem like we are living perfect lives and it’s easy to look at other people through social media and see all of the good. But there is so much more to each one of us. So much beauty. Beauty in our most hidden secrets. I am working on trying to be okay with not being okay at times. It’s okay to not be perfect. I don’t even use that word anymore. Perfection. It doesn’t exist. We are beautiful how we are and I am striving to work towards that in myself every day. Striving through photographs.
This portrait is an interpretation of a feeling and a teaser really of a set of images to come. Please take a moment to check out the song as well. I hope you enjoy and find beauty in your life today.