Thursday, July 14, 2011

Some of my favorite recent work that seems to be stuck in my mind...

To be honest, I've felt like I've been stuck in one big artistic brain fart for a few months. It's been all work and no play for the most part. I'm not complaining about work, because it pays the bills. But what keeps me going and inspired is anything NEW, interesting people, neat things. Monday night I went to our Baton Rouge Young Professional Photographers (an informal facebook group) meet-up at the Chimes East, and finally was able to beat the funk. Just rubbing noses and sharing meals with other people who are so humble about their awesome work is very inspiring to me. I'm not much of a group entertainer. When in a group situation, I much prefer to mingle, talk one (or two) on one with people, ask questions, and listen. It's how I've learned SOO much of what I know about really anything, but especially photography.

After I got home, I wrote down into my "brain dump" notebook about 3 pages of ideas for new things. Then, sometime the next day, I (for some reason) began thinking of some pictures that I think are worthy of displaying as something I'd be proud to do again, versus the plain old things I've been doing. So, here they are. Maybe one of these days I'll get brave enough to post some of my pages of ideas that I write down at midnight or when I've had too much coffee at 6:45 am.

There is a lot wrong with this image- The background is a little too dark for the dark-haired family, it would have looked cooler as a wedding party shot instead of a family photo, it could have used a bit more interesting lighting. But regardless of its imperfections, I just can't forget the concept of this shot in my head, and want to do more of it.

This one reminds me of something that would be in the back seat of a taxi. But, this was under a well shed at Rosedown Gardens. It makes me want to try this again in a car, with some shiny-ness around. 

And this one- I asked the girls to clap like they were in a gospel choir (thanks to Zack Arias for the idea) And, as white as they are, they all did it with no questions asked.  Truly, all of these girls had a great time at the wedding, and seemed to actually enjoy being in the wedding (which is a rarity these days.) I must admit, if anyone except my best friend or sister asked me to be in their wedding, I would say NO if at all possible!  This shot just captured the intimate fun that was had that day.

I will try to continue posting my own blog posts, and choosing MY favorite pictures from what was done.
TM

1 comment:

dawn said...

you know ill be your dummy with your creative mind and ideas!!

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