It's easy to hold onto things, ideals, relationships or belief systems that are dead in the water. But sometimes we hold on so tight that we can't see that there are other opportunities waiting for us to explore. I've experienced this so many times in my lifetime, I'm not sure if it comes down to stubbornness, fear, or habit, but I am always pleasantly surprised when I follow my instincts and trust the flow.
I was inspired to create this image after seeing a log on Tallow's Beach a couple of days ago. It took 160 trial and error self-timer jumps to get the shots that I was happy with. Needless to say I was quite exhausted after the session. I will invest in a remote control soon. I composited the images and also changed the sky to something more moody.
I have had a strange relationship with photogragraphy over the past two years. An injury took the fun out of it for a while and when I returned to it (injury now gone), I no longer wanted to produce images that fuelled the idea that women had to look polished and perfect... I wanted to celebrate the raw and real woman. To help spread the message that authenticity is a style that won't go out of fashion. I wanted explore creativity for creativity's sake.
So on that note, I have decided to create a personal project of completing one conceptual image per week for a month, just to quench my thirst for seeing my dreams realised and translated from my mind's eye into some sort of reality.
I'll also blog each project so I can share my journey with you all.
I'd love to hear what inspires you, too!