From Years of TV and Film

I am embarking on a new adventure. Although I’ve done many weddings before, this will be more of a concerted effort to do more. Not as a photographer the way I once had but as a makeup artist. I’ve worked several and am just waiting for the photos to come in to show off. Will writing this blog get more work for me or do I really need to beef up my website. I know the answer to that. My website had been created to show off my photography. What happened to that expensive endeavor? Everyone is a photographer and in order to keep up not only did I have buy gobs of equipment but also had to haul it around. I’m 56 and even though I walk constantly and lift weights there is no way that I am going to be a grip for my own equipment. So much for photography, onto weddings!

This was done many years ago but I loved the bride and her groom. It was a cool, grey day but delightful none the less. She was nervous, sarcastic and effervescent all at the same time.  After the ceremony standing by the water, the sun finally began to break through. It was late in the day by then but the glimmer of light was enchanting. I wish I had gotten more photos from the photographer.

Running around with my bag of touch up makeup and a camera didn’t give me much time to get the shots right but the family did look beautiful.

Tribal Markings

I’m noticing a bit of a split in behavior in the world, especially with women. First, all we want is to stand out and look unusual, more of an individual, more creative, smarter, more athletic, energetic and outgoing (a key trait employers want you to have). My question is why do we all follow fashion trends like a herd of cattle? Most every woman has long hair, we all are now wearing boots, Michael Kors handbags and  skinny jeans. Car trends, remember when we all bought Cadillacs because the pimps were doing it, then it was SUVs’ and now it’s becoming ever so hip to go ‘green’ and get a hybrid. With all this social conformity, the need to belong – where then is our individuality? Continue reading