June 19, 2018

Quick! Before you hate it.

Hair & Makeup: Fawn Monique
Model: Ashlyn Raven

 

Confession:

I have this innate ability to hate a vast majority of the work that I produce.  It’s not an instantaneous hatred; it grows, insidiously, inside me over the course of a week or so following a shoot.  Eventually the hate subsides and I am able to rationally view the work for what it’s worth. But sometimes it can take me a few months to come to terms with my work. This mindset isn’t all bad—in fact, I often think it helps motivate me to do better work.

Backstory:

I found myself in a room full of creative people last week and asked several of them if they “suffered” from this way of thinking. Almost everyone said that, at some level, they did. I went on to ask about their tactics for coping with it. One fellow photog suggested that I get my work out the door quickly, before I start to loathe it. So in that spirit I’m sharing these two images because I shot them less than 24 hours ago and I still think they’re pretty cool.

Big thanks to Ashlyn and Fawn for their amazing work.

 

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