Whew 2016 is just about over. A lot of stuff happened this year. Celebrity deaths felt on the rise. Personally, we had a lot of home repairs, major ones. Changes in my work, growth, set backs, it's been a year.
This year coming up will be about personal and artistic growth and less about making a living out of photography. Way less. I have actually closed my photography business. I still take on jobs from time to time I just no longer try to make a living from it. I like my day job, there is nothing wrong with it. I don't dread going in, I don't take it home. It's steady and comfortable. It gives me the freedom to do what I want.
So, here's to a new me, new work, and renewed creativity!
I don't consider myself an incredibly imaginative person. I rarely just "come up with something." I need to be inspired.
I started taking from inspiration, like Steampunk, and doing my own thing. Since I have stopped taking on so many client projects I started working on things I wanted to do. My husband has an interesting hobby. He makes things out of foam, modifies toy guns, and does Pepakura . He made the goggles, gun holster and modified guns for this photoshoot.
I didn't come up with Steampunk, but I ran with it. It was a blast! Another stylized photoshoot is in the works. We are shooting at the end of January. Can't wait. Guns have been made. Costumes are minimal, and background and edits are being outlined.