i’ve just started shooting for our year’s grad booklet, and meagan was probably the best we could have started with. we shot for maybe 5 minutes and despite her apparent awkwardness (her own claim, not mine) i have a good few favorites i’m really happy with.
and that’s about the only project i’m happy with as for now… school blues have set in. i feel like exam week has already arrived. the metaphorical exam week of course, because being in art school means no actual exams, just papers and projects and proposals out our ears and noses. but still. its exam week because the end is [relatively] near but there’s too much work standing between now and then to get excited, because if things keep going at this rate it’s going to be a long time until april.
as a do-er, its frustrating to know what i want to do, and not be able to do it because of other make-work assignments that are getting in the way. sometimes, i think my over-efficiency is a downfall. does that even make sense? i’m efficient when it comes to being productive with what i want to do, but if it doesn’t help me or help me complete a goal, i have a hard time maintaining interest.
(i know it’ll get done. i also know it always works out. but for right now… its still 78 days and counting).
i’ve pretty much known this family forever (suz who is a best friend of my aunts has probably been around since i’ve been a baby) and i was thrilled when they pitched the idea of their shoot with me! i mean, breakfast shoot? you just said my favorite word. (ps, its breakfast). sign me up now!
oli is such a sweetheart too, and has actually just became a big brother! i definitely can’t wait to meet jesse, and if he has even a bit of his brothers personality he’s going to be another total charmer.
on relatively the same note, it was surprising how much i enjoyed shooting indoors! its something families have been asking for more and more lately and after looking through more work by jenny jimenez i’m way more open to it. seriously – check out her work. its is like fine art fashion photography of regular people in their however-as-is homes and i love it.
i’ve been on a pretty big clean-reorganize-DIY kick lately. i blame picking through anthropologie one too many times. what a dream job working for that company would be! has anyone seen their store installations? whoa. sure its retail, but its also definitely art.
i’m also confused, has anyone seen christmas vacation or new years? i seem to have lost about 3 weeks of time that i vaguely remember but there’s no way it’s already over. if you find it though, please let me know! hopeless optimism here. schoolwork has already returned full force, and between assignments and editing it’s flat out as per usual again. and not that i mind a schedule, i am just overly attached to sleep (and 8:30 classes are fairly unforgiving).
i hope everyone else’s january isn’t kicking in too bad!
so much happened last year that i could have never predicted, including (but not limited to) booking and completing a destination wedding for some awesome people with dru, booking more photo jobs for this year than i can count on two hands, getting the opportunity to work with a few photographers and professors that have all helped so much with how i photograph/develop art, having a photo go absolutely viral, buying my first car, and entering my last year of university (finally). whew!
this year i already know that i’ll be graduating! (i actually get to stop paying tuition and keep my money from here on out? no more 8:30am classes? I DO NOT BELIEVE IT. sign me up. 98 days and counting). but as far as everything else goes, i can’t even venture to predict whats up. i don’t think I would want to though. wouldn’t that just stomp the fun out of it?