This image of a bride on the floor with candy on her lips and large jewel looking glitter falling all around her is the result of being bored! As an artist I love to do super creative things but most of the time our paying clients aren't bringing us that level of creativity. One day I said enough was enough, it was time for me to create this type of imagery myself. You know the old saying, if you don't show it you won't sell it! Well this is my answer to that phrase. The point behind doing this photo shoot was to capture a bridal image in a way I have never done before and was the farthest from what I create on a daily basis. I considered this a personal project which was designed to expand my creativity. I honestly never had any intentions on showing the public this image because I assumed no bride would ever want to duplicate this portrait. What truly wound up happening is the more people I showed this image to, the more they noticed the inner creative with in me. This was helpful because my confidence level on what I can create was greatly expanded.
Doing these kinds of photo shoots actually helps me greatly on all of my photography that does actually apply to paying clients. When a restaurant wants food photography at their place of business thinking outside the box is becoming easier for me and it shows in my work. Any job that you may have becomes redundant. Sometimes you just need to take everything off of your desk and put it back in the order that makes it more organized and clean. You'll find yourself NOT putting those items back in the same place therefore, your working area becomes more organized and clean. I don't know about you but when my desk is messy my mind is messy. (If that makes sense...my fellow A.D.D. people understand.)
So the next time you're feeling bored with your own work do something drastically different to create a spark. Look at the last five sessions you have done and ask yourself..."Am I pushing myself as an artist or am I just doing my job?" I hope this post helps you push yourself more as an artist. Leave your comments below we always love to hear from you.
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