The Transition.

I want to talk about my transition from documentary photography to fashion photography. Not because I feel like everyone needs an explanation but more because I have to understand it for myself. I thought that documentary work would always be my main focus and other areas would be supplementary and solely for work purposes.

I never much understood the fashion world. Sure, I loved buying clothes as much a the next girl but I didn’t relate to the pressure that the industry put on young women and men. I resented it. I found it to be unhealthy and superficial and I had painted the whole industry and everyone in it with the same brush. It wasn’t until I did a shoot several months ago with two models that I realised how creative fashion photography can be. Sure, there are definitely things I don’t like about the industry but then when I thought about it, there are things I don’t like about every industry. But then I really thought about it and if I am good at fashion photography and like doing it, who is to say that I don’t have the capabilities to influence the industry in a positive way one day? I will endevour to shoot all kinds of men and women because there is no one ideal or standard of beauty. Everyone and everything has beauty.

And you know what? Since I decided that, I have met some absolutely wonderful souls. I get to be creative every day and I have had a lot of positive feedback. I know that if I keep shooting in this industry that I’ll experience more things I don’t like but I’ll also encounter positive things as well. But you always have to take the good with the bad.

I know this sounds lame but I kind of feel like Ugly Betty; I’ve stumbled into something I never thought I would like and yet it turns out, the shoe actually fits.

1 Comment »

  1. what camera do you shoot with??
    beautiful work by the way!!!

    Comment by hello — March 20, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

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