August 17, 2012

shoot. score.


Sometimes I get into a funk and I feel burned out, uninspired, frustrated with my work. And those times are the best to go take some photos. Inspiration is found while working and art is made in the middle of the mundane. Maybe it's not what you originally pictured. That's fine. Genius is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration (Edison). Don't worry about what it will look like and just go make some art.
-hannah nicole 

That thought was posted the other day on the blog of one of my best friends. I read it and instantly connected with that feeling. I'm going to be brutally honest here and say that lately, I've been in a rut with my photography. Something isn't clicking (I think it's partially due to the fact that I was in a foreign country for two months and I am still recovering...) and I was getting frustrated. Nothing was working. So I decided to ask my sister if I could just take pictures of her... no pressure. Just a photo shoot. And I created art. Not some of my best I'd say, but photographs that I am proud of nonetheless. Shooting just to shoot is good for the soul. I'm just going to put that out there.




















10 comments:

Arianna said...

such cute photos, ellie! i love her shirt. (:
xoxo.
Arianna
likeastar27.blogspot.com

Olivia said...

She has a beautiful smile! :)
(And not trying to sound creepy, but I had a dream last night that you came to my house and we took photos. haha! promise i'm not a stalker! ;))

Jessica said...

ok, i love this. and her top is thebomb.com.

megan kristine said...

Loving all the bright colors!

Kiley Marissa said...

hahaha Olivia!! These are so cute Ellie! :)

Hannah Nicole said...

These are some of my favorite of your portraits. Fun, free, and Ellie be. (see how I rhymed there? Boom) I really like them. :) (and the fact that you quoted me in your post just made my day. also, this post just made my day a hundred times better, that's all). katniss out, yo!

Anna said...

I love your blog! You're a great person and your photography... Oh so good!

Anna

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Jianine ☺ said...

she is adorable! definitely one of my favorite portraits of yours. Lovely photos, ellie x
- Jianine

Abbie said...

adorable. and this post is really good. :D

Grace said...

"Shooting is good for the soul." Truer words have never been spoken.