Monday, February 21, 2011

Portfolio Building

New beginnings and opportunities can lead to an array of wonderful possibilities.

But how does one take that first step to get the ball rolling?

In the world of modeling – the first step is to get in front of the camera. Simple.

In my recent session with an aspiring young model, we were able to gather a wide range of poses, moods, styles, personalities and an overall fantastic start to a professional modeling portfolio.

All this from one very productive session!

Not only were we able to produce a collection of incredible images, but we were also able to demonstrate a diversity that is highly desirable with most agencies.

This body of work proved to be quite strong!

It portrays the image of a model that is poised and very comfortable in this role.

I love the varied moments captured from the vitality of youth

To the mysterious and striking

As well as a view so sure and confident.

By taking those “first steps”, it’s not any surprise that opportunities will arise -

 by Leaps and Bounds!!


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Horse Stories

Recently, I came across a series I put together titled "Horse Stories".

This collection, captures the wonderful moments between horses and the women that care for them.
Each image portrays a special bond in this relationship.

Converted into a soft sepia tone, the selections are given a timeless quality.
It's quite powerful to see this interaction between horse and owner.

The occasion is simple, the presence is now.

Busy schedules and lives can cause us to pass on ...

the simple pleasure of sitting with your horse,

in silence,
breathing in their sweet breath,

or going for a walk side by side.

I love these pure moments and special blessings,
or horse stories.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Date with Mother Nature

The best way to cure the symptoms of cabin fever, after consecutive winter storms, is getting outside.
What is the old saying "If you can't beat them, join them".

So I decided to join Mother Nature and get 'up close and personal' with what she has presented us over the last few days.

Fortunately, we were given a reprieve at the moment - so with a heavy sweater, snow shoes and my trusty camera I ventured out to look for some of natures simple pleasures.

I'm always greeted with critters coming up to the house enjoying the free buffet that is provided throughout the winter.

But I think I surprised a few sneaking up on their feeding frenzy and actually meeting eye to eye!

While crunching through the snow I'm aware of anything that isn't camouflaged by snow.

Particularly the bright red color of tiny berries still clinging to the trees.

Or a dogwood so far from opening that first bud.

Ice encrusted tree branches display abstract designs.

It is only in winter when you can find yourself surrounded in solitude.

I wasn't surprised to be alone with Mother Nature today. So few take the time - but believe me, it is worth it.


Blog Widget by LinkWithin