"Fashion is so often presented in our culture as a thing of froth, which of course,
it partly is; but the bubbles are blown with such care and a sense of values."
- Anna Wintour


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Inner Thoughts & Product Placement

 I take a lot of photos. Like a lot.
At least once a week I find a subject, a reason, a purpose and a place, and just shoot. Sure, it helps that my brand needs continuous content to be fresh and relevant, but I've been doing these impromptu photo shoots long before I ever had to or needed to, I did them cause I wanted to. 

Since I got my hands on my first DSLR I haven't really stopped, mind you not till 2 years ago did I actually have a camera of my own. I got my fix by always utilizing my friends cameras who weren't really interested in photography or taking the 35mil after photography class to shoot my own interests. I never really shared my interest in photography, I'd usually be the one styling the model, directing the shot, choosing all the elements, everything really, but never actually shooting..

Why???? Well, for anyone who know's me I'm not a technical person, like at all. It takes me a real long time to grasp and remember technical concepts, almost like dyslexia for technology, you get the picture. I tried but my patience would reach such a breaking point and my love for doing something would transform into disdain. Hence, I stayed away, far away, but I always loved being around photography. 

Then it happened, I saved up and I finally purchased my very first DSLR, Nikon 3200 as a present to myself for enduring 4 years of schooling which I knew would be useless to me and what I intended on pursuing. Kudos kid.

So I began to practice.
I studied photographers and asked a lot of stupid questions. It's funny what happens when you begin to slowly understand the technical elements of something you hate, you have a deeper appreciation for it. You feel like you have esoteric knowledge of something some people are still trying to figure out, yet you have no idea how you even got there. Still feel like an imposture. 

I wanted the camera to capture a moment exactly the way I visualized it. That's it. I just wanted my vision to be accurate, just right, and with enough persistence, I felt I was getting closer. Kinda.

Either way, I'm having fun and sometimes we forget that the thrill of creating could possibly be all that matters. So, how did I go from not knowing how to shoot on manual to designing photography accessories? that's definitely for another, longer, post

These are some outtakes of the beautiful Clarrisa in Kensignton, rocking the new Aztec Bone camera strap and my love child, the leslie camera bag.  Thanks for stopping by friends xx

Jacqueline x