I am involved with a small group of photographers who each specialize in a different category of photography, but our group focuses on black and white photography called Black and White Vision. We challenge each other to crazy task. Our latest was to only shoot one photo a day for seven days in a row that represents our work. This proved to be very challenging for us all. This is my day one.
My day one model is Frankie Hathorn. This piece is titled, Pulling Me Apart. It represents the feeling of being pulled in a million directions with no control of your life. It also represents emotional pain that rips at our souls. I told Frankie to think of times of being pulled in a million directions without being able to please anyone doing the pulling. To feel utterly exhausted and completely spent. She did a beautiful job capturing just the vibe I was going for. Her face, tension in her body, and lifelessness of the pose all read just how I imagined.
This was created by literally stapling tulle everywhere in my shooting space while tying Frankie up in knots. Frankie had her leg propped up on a stool while we (me and my handy hubby of an assistant, Kevin) placed and stapled the tulle where I wanted. Then when we were ready to shoot, we pulled away the stool and I had one shot to capture this. Of course before we did that we perfected every detail about the shot, as this challenge wasn't a very forgiving one. I have to say, I think my favorite form of photography are these darker themed fine art portraiture. There is something about creating them that lights me on fire and brings me joy. Not quite sure what that says about me. Let me know what you think in the comments, and please share this on your social media, thanks for reading!