When you work in a creative field, you sometimes find yourself coming up against mental walls or roadblocks of sorts. This happens to me every now and again, and while I don’t like it, I have come to accept it as a part of the creative process. Things just get funky. One thing I have found is that just sitting and waiting for the funk to pass isn’t enough. If I want to see change, I have to get up off my bum and push through the funkiness. I need to take action. For me, this usually involves coming up with an idea of something I want to shoot/do to help me start kicking out the funk and regaining some creative clarity. Because I don’t want to just move through the motions in our work/business…I want to feel the excitement and life in every click of the shutter.
Last week I was feeling it–the inevitable funk. It took me a day or two before I realized what I needed to do, but once realized, I got to work. I enlisted the help of my good friend, Sophia. Sometimes asking a friend for help is the best medicine for the funk. Being the dear that she is, she graciously got on board and we arranged a photoshoot at the only time we could coordinate our schedules with some great light–at sunrise, just after 6AM one morning.
Sophia–thank you for helping me climb out of a funk. I hope these images allow you to see yourself how I see you–which is to say so, so beautiful, inside and out. Love you. –A
(This photo is the result of Sophia’s heel sinking into a hole. Dear Sophia, I love you!) ;)