Self-nurture is essential, no matter what is it that you do. And sometimes I find myself in periods of waiting. What it is I’m waiting for I’m never sure, but when I work creatively, I feel the waiting vanish. I feed my artistic drive and my need to create images and I feel satisfied. I get joy from the mystery of not being able to see the final product (until of course I bring them into Lightroom and Photoshop and work my magic). That’s what this set of images is all about for me – taking care of my need to create imagery in the way that I know how.
I got up with Vivien from Major Models and my friend Tommy who did her hair and makeup, and we had a little impromptu shoot together. I had no preconceived notions for this shoot – I just wanted to walk around and see what we could make happen. Vivien brought her own outfits and shoes and they were so great! I mean come on … a fur coat and a baggy sweater and all leather?! Awesome. We wandered around Central Park and around my neighborhood and came out with some pretty great stuff. I loved the freedom of just shooting for fun and working with other creative minds. We had a blast! (and did I mention and the temperature didn’t get above 20 degrees that day? Vivien was such a trooper – she was about frozen the whole time and didn’t complain even once)