So I have a bit of a story for you. I bought this beautiful long black fabric (seen below) and was hugely inspired by this and by this self portrait. It is such a GORGEOUS photo and I wanted to create a dress to come up with a similar effect in a different way.
Of course, creating these things are much easier to do in my mind than in reality! Isn’t that the truth?
Anyways, there we were, photographer, assistant, make up artist, and model. All desperately trying to make my idea come to life. And it just wasn’t working. I don’t know why. It just looked awful. The wind was all wrong. The grass wasn’t working with her heels. There were cows and sheep everywhere. It was literally about to downpour with rain. It just wasn’t working.
So, instead of continuing down the path of failure, I laughed it off and said, “Oh well, at least we tried.” We moved on down the road to the quarry where we took these beautiful pictures, which totally made up for my previous “failure” with the black fabric.
So, knowing the photos were no good I didn’t even look at them when I got home. But finally, I found the time this week to take a look at those “dreadful” photos which were such a “failure”. And here’s what I came up with:
Not too shabby, eh?
Lesson learned: No matter how bad you think the shoot is going – it is no representation of how the shoot is actually going.
Let’s stop being so hard on ourselves!