One of my favorite ways to relax and rekindle my soul is to walk through the woods, very slowly, with camera in hand. I like to pay close attention the all the details around me. Take a closer looks at the leaves on the ground, or the way the light shines through something, or the textures of a piece of bark. It seems to reconnect me with the earth and fills me back up. Capturing these things with a camera is just second nature to me. I wish all the time my eyes could take photos. Especially when sitting in the passenger seat on drives... These images are from one of my walks last week. I love finding hidden surprises, like a dandelion petal stuck inside a deer skull. How magical.
Hello Spring Equinox...
I have always loved equinox's... I even chose to get married on one. I have a thing for finding balance, especially in the light and dark of life, so I guess that is why. The days where the light and dark are in equal proportion to one another. Both sides of life are so important to us for our personal growth and connection to self.
I created this image above a while back to represent coming out of the darkness and growing into pure light... But I think it can also represent the balance of light and dark perfectly too... It was such a fun shoot to create. It is not that often I set aside time to do creative photoshoots like this just for myself. They always end up being my most special photographs b/c they came purely for the sake of creating with zero outside agenda or people to please. These are the best kinds... I need to make more time for this kind of art.
If you want to read more about this spring equinox, visit Mystic Mamma's post here.
I have a thing about exploring the world around me in new ways... and one of them is in the itty bitty details. I love LOOKING CLOSER at things around me and studying their super fine details. It brings a whole new world to each thing you look at. One of my favorite places to do this is out in nature. But for this, I challenged myself to do it within my own home. I had so much fun exploring things within a distance of no more than an inch away from the object. I'm going to make this a regular thing to do for myself, to always explore another side of things.
It has also sparked a side of my photography that I have lost and forgotten about in the midst of my daily photoshoots, lookbooks and jewelry photography. I know I said MONTHS ago that I wanted to bring back my print shop, and I think this may have re-sparked that again... but with a new vision. I'm not sure I want to bring back all my old photos I used to have in my shop... but mainly new ones...
Let me know what you think... does this excite you? interest you?
I posted a photoshoot over on The Bohemian Collective a few days ago, and thought I would share the link over here. It's been so long since I have posted anything over there that most people have probably stopped checking it! So, low and behold, there is a new post! xo.