quoted a fee. crossing fingers.
the retouching requests of brides read like a christian teen’s prayer to god.
-please make my back less round
-please remove underarm jiggle
-please define my jaw line. it looks a bit weird.
-i would like my sideburns to be fixed
these are grown women, but maybe we never outgrow our hang ups. especially not in our wedding photos. :/
in the face of all that is wrong and terrible in the world, i feel that maybe the best thing i can do is be as loving, compassionate, and respectful towards the humans and creatures in my environment as possible.
a lot of people complain about models looking bored in fashion photography, but i’m not getting that. rarely do i find the model looks bored or vacant. i see loneliness, apathy, sadness, thoughtfulness, shame, anxiety, absence… the list goes on. i guess it’s a facial expression left open to interpretation, but i rarely project boredom onto the model.
i was trying to put this into words the other day. it’s good to see my jumbled thoughts clarified, and confirmed by someone else.
"Another thing to consider is that fashion is a career path were the division between big companies and small companies is extreme. There are very few in the middle. So basically, if you’re new to the game you’re stuck between not being good enough for the big boys yet, and volunteering your time to the smaller companies that are just barely staying afloat. When you’re just starting out in the fashion industry, it is extremely important that you pay more attention to working with talented people instead of getting paid. Trust that the money will come in due time. For now focus on collaborating with talented no-bodies who will one day be big somebodies (like you!). Fill your portfolio with quality work, publish in quality magazines and associate yourself with quality people. Newbie artists that think they’re going to be getting paid from the get-go are in for a rude awakening. Unless you were born into this industry, you’ll be crawling your way to the top like everyone else."
i am having a pretty thrilling and awesome time in life right now!
does anyone actually read all those random little mags that photographers are always getting published in? i mean, other than other photographers who happen to know about that particular little random magazine? it’s not that i’m saying it’s a bad initiative to be publishing people’s work, i just wonder how worth it it is to submit.
i think i got initiated into the waitress club for real yesterday. i’ve been doing these really chill shifts like “oh whatever this is easy” and then yesterday was like WHAM and i thought i was gonna puke, pass out, and scream.
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