I've always been drawn to old, antique, vintage, and classic styles. I'm an old soul, I guess. I remember growing up as an artist in a family full of artists. Some relatives were drawn to rigid and structured designs while others were drawn to fluid and dynamic beauty. I was personally drawn to the latter while I appreciated and even envied the precision of the former.
In highschool I got my first real camera, a pentax, I believe. It's still hanging around here somewhere in a box. I was immediatley dreaming of whimsical ideas and had a blast heading out in the woods with a friend to enact our dreamy idyllic scenes for each other's cameras.
The photos weren't so great but fast forward almost 20 years and I'm still dreaming of whimsical portraits. Only now I know how to achieve what I want. And what I want is modern portraits with classic elements.
Recently, I purchased an item that I had searched for quite some time to find. Luckily, a friend of mine tagged me in a sale post and I drove up to Gettysburg in a horrible storm to purchase my green settee from some mutual friends. It was exactly what I wanted and home it came.
I was ecstatic. And of course, I had to bribe my children to model for me immediately, so I could photograph it.
So, with a little inspiration to try natural light indoors (thanks to m favorite photographer Sue Bryce) and some clever persuasion to get the models to cooperate I began my next project.
Wow! I am in-love. It's so beautiful.