I started out in photography wanting to shoot exactly this; location/environmental portraiture with emphasis on lighting. But for some reason, somewhere along the way, I stopped. I started shooting a lot of natural light stuff. Which I still do! But about a couple of months ago, I started editing my work for the new year. As I was going through photograph after photograph, I realized that I was no longer thrilled with any of them. Well, with an exception of a few. Anyway, majority of what I’ve shot within the last year or so, just seemed so bland, boring, and wasn’t exciting anymore. They were nice but not exciting.
I started going even deeper into my work. Digging up stuff that I haven’t seen in awhile. It was then I came across this photo that I shot of my old instructor at Art Center. I remember he said, “You made me look so mean.” He wasn’t mean at all. “I just love serious portraits,” I told him. Haha.
Anyway, I shot his portrait right before I left school several years ago and I STILL LOVE IT!
So guess what??? I guess it is true; sometimes you do have to get lost to find your way back again. My journey was long and it almost left me on the brink of bankruptcy, but after a long struggle/detour, I have finally found my way back. I am excited for the new year and needless to say, grateful for the journey.
Below are some new images. Exciting stuff coming soon!