Day in and day out I find that urge of self-expression and the need for creativity. Unfortunately, I am a mommy, a wife and also have a responsibility as a working adult. While I value my time that I put fourth to my responsibilities and home life I also find days of feeling lost. Creating and playing out visions through my camera truly gives me that sense of self that I long for in more ways than one. While I believe strongly in making time for our loved ones and household activities, we should always take full advantage of those "stolen moments".
Some of my best images are spur of the moment and done with the urgency of playing out that creative vision. Let's talk about that dreaded self image for instance. Would you ever consider just taking it on a whim? I bet you would be so surprised at what you'd accomplish in that time you're waiting on the oven to pre-heat or waiting on the kids to get home from school. The day that I decided to act and the inspiration hit is the day I felt the most beautiful.
When I get the urge for self - portraiture I tend to rush or not carry out the vision I had for myself. I understand that sometimes when we create in such rushed and little time frames that we can be sloppy and uncaring. I have two choices, to thrive under the time pressure or fall in defeat mentally. Working in the stolen moments that I have has taught me so much over the years. I can adjust in small spaces and in harsh lighting. I refuse to fold or get myself down when things may not be the BEST.
Be YOU when getting in front of the camera, and remember who you are. Strong, Confident & creative.
I see that woman who just turned her camera around onto yourself for the first time. Don't forget that you are AMAZING.