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Epiphany or screw loose?
Old 02-20-2006, 01:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I haven't done a shoot in two months and I've been ripping up my book. Technically I think my work is OK, but glamour just doesn't excite me like it used to. Give me the choice of Maxim or Zink and I take Zink. Maybe its the complexity, thought, and details that go into a fashion image that I find much more interesting.

Some perspective - Photography is simply my creative outlet so I don't have client/market/financial demands to consider.

Has anyone else ever torn up their book and completely changed directions?




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Re: Epiphany or screw loose?
Old 02-20-2006, 02:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have been bored by glamour for about a year and half now. I love beautiful women and there are some who I could just stare at for hours. But there's only so many times I can shoot someone against a white backdrop before I want to shoot myself; with a gun!

I have spent the last 6 months to a year attempting to re-evaluate my interests in life and have come to the conclusion that the only way to properly do that is to just do everything I enjoy. Eventually I'll end up gravitating to something that turns into my preference.

At least, that's my hope.

Good luck with sorting out your own mind! Bye for now.
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Old 02-20-2006, 03:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Epiphany or screw loose?
Old 02-20-2006, 03:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm there with ya. I've become more and more interested in fetish photography, although I haven't really had the opportunity to shoot much of it yet. I suppose the style I enjoy could be more described as "fetish/fashion", but I like it anyway. Here's one guy I like:

Circle23

Sorry about the myspace link. Not sure if he's got a web site or not.

I'm working on putting together a shoot in a fetish club here in nashvllle. Might try to get a couple other photogs in it to defray costs. I gotta get on that.
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Funny you should mention that ...
Old 02-20-2006, 06:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's definately an epiphany and you couldn't even begin to guess how many times I've done that over the years. I think something like that is essential for continued creativity. Glamour, as such, became less interesting to me many years ago, that's when I began to emphasize figurative art. Now I'm shifing again, sort of, placing more emphasis on subtle erotica. Hell I'm even begining to become interested in landscape photography, again (Talk about going backwards in history!).

But don't toss the old portfolio, keep it and make a new one.
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Fashion will drive you CRAZY...........
Old 02-20-2006, 07:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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.......fortunately for me it was a very short drive.

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Joy Cecil and Diana
(A couple of very good dancers)</CENTER>

Anyway, good luck, learn all you can and in the end trust your own sense about your work. There are rules in fashion photography, but it's sort of like the rules in a knife fight, it all comes down to who has the knife. Craft is important in fashion, but great craft is not enough, not nearly enough. You must want to take the perfect picture every time you pick up the camera, and while it can not be done, you must believe that you can do it if you just think hard enough, work hard enough. Your work will depend on the quality of the people you work with, the hair, makeup and stylists are critical, and the model must be willing to give you the picture. You can do everything perfectly, but still the model must GIVE you the picture, it is a dance, a very personal dance, the model and the photographer. And when everything finally comes together and you take that perfect picture, you will go back and review it and curse the God who made you because it isn't perfect.

And the fault will be yours alone.

Then, when the next morning finally comes, you will pick up the camera because today you know, just know, that THIS time, you will take the perfect picture.

Fashion photography is madness, and one of the few things truly worthy of an adult's attention.

Fish

PS: I almost forgot the good news! There is a lot of glamour in fashion, beauty in fashion, art in fashion, and (for Doug) there is a lot (a lot a lot) of erotica in fashion. You just have learn to present it in a way that Wilma and Elmer can accept it (or even better, disguise it well enough so they don't get it).
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Re: Epiphany or screw loose?
Old 02-21-2006, 11:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I see this happening all of the time. I've been shooting fashion and glamour in the Vancouver area since 1982. I only know of 5 photographers from that era in Vancouver who are still shooting fashion and glamour today.

To be a successful photographer in a particular area, a photographer must have a strong passion for that area of photography. If they loose that passion, they will move on to something else.

I have a friend who used to shoot top notch models such as Pam Anderson and Morgan Fox for clients, in the 80s. He is now a sheet metal welder.

Larry
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Old 02-22-2006, 06:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Changing direction can inspire the creative soul. I don't think I have ever wanted to tear up my book but at the same time I certainly get bored with it at times. The next head shot I shoot I am like, been there, done that, seen that, ho hum here we go again. Then I am reminded it's a new face or different look with styling and make up.

It takes a creative team for high fashion or the "fashion" that is inspiring you now. We can use same photography technical techniques but it will get lost if the creative process from styling, make up, etc is not there. I think you can relate to what I am saying with the experience we had with Michael Hall in Seattle to fully understand what I am talking about. If Michael wasn't there, it would have been just another glamour/beauty event.

So what you are wanting to accomplish in my opinion has nothing to do with you but has everything to do with who you surround yourself with.

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