photo by: Camilla Akrans

Photo by: Carter Smith

photos by: Guy Aroche

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to Time thou grow'st.
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare

Inspiration, this blog has post after post about inspiration. Looking for inspiration I often find myself wandering in and out of vintage stores looking at colors, cuts, fabrics, looking for that gem that gets me going. This dress SCREAMED at me from across the vintage shop I found it in and said, "please photograph me in the ocean at night." So we did just that. Stills are coming soon!

Such a simple concept yet so difficult to achieve. I have seen the photo of this Haiku on several different occosions and it has always stuck out. Recently while I was wasting more time than admitable on Flickr I came by it again. I decided to do some research on the piece and found that John Maeda wrote the Haiku and a very popular book called "the Laws of Simplicity" you can see that site here. I am unsure of who did the signage or took the photo but I can credit it to the Public Design Center's Photostream on Flickr.

Back to the reason I am posting this... I bookmarked this page a while back so I could be reminded to think about things before I make them. To really come up with a visual plan, to draw them, map them, color,  to use whatever skills I possess to create a thought process that leads me to making something new, original, and totally mine. I find myself lost for hours on the internet looking for the image that will best describe the thought in my head so I can show it to a stylist or make up artist and we can recreate that photo. However, I often end up frustrated and my resulting photo will never be like that photo I searched for hours for. I am not that photographer, nothing is the same. So my question now is : When did we stop taking the time to sit down with our ideas and a piece of paper and really think about what we were going to do. Maybe its time to think, make, and think some more. 

" For me, light is life – and the first light that I see is the 
sun, So when I think about light, I think about the sun and nothing else. 
Window light is the most important light for me. When I take a 
picture using window light, I always think about what a long trip 
the light is making to reach my subject. " 
-Paolo Roversi
 PDN magazine 2005 titled, "Paolo Roversi On The Mysteries of Light " 

"So many miles and so long since I've met you. Don't even know what I'll find when I get to you but suddenly love, I know where I belong. Its been a hundred miles and it won't be long."
-Vashti Bunyan

Clothes provided by: Creative Growth For Everybody
Model: Thais @ Ford Models Los Angeles
Thanks Joel, Katie, Chris, Mark, Christina and Contrast Magazine

And the shot of the day:

Good Times.

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