Black and white portraits are the bomb!
What can I say? It’s how it all started for me, black and white portraits. In case you were wondering, which I’m sure you weren’t 🙂
There’s a certain kind of emotion, expression, and timelessness to it. I can’t tell you how much I miss working in a darkroom and will likely build another one someday. Just think about it. The moments that once passed by you by gradually appear on paper. It requires patience and builds a pleasant anticipation. You’re reminded of the connections you made and the feelings you had, maybe even the music you were listening to.
There’s a reason why they call it a “lost art” because it’s a hands-on creation, one second at a time. Although these weren’t created on film or in the darkroom, it’s as close as I’ll get in the digital world.
This was the first time I met Jennaya. We sat on the floor across from each other by about 6 feet. The entire session was done cross-legged in a small heritage building. The scent of 150-year-old hardwood floors would describe it best. I asked her for expression, sensuality and a well-rounded range of the human emotion. What a wonder she is! Just look for yourself!
Shortly after, she left Canada and headed off to Australia to pursue her own career passions. I will always have so much respect for someone who knows what they want in life and who just goes for it. Why wouldn’t you? Set big goals, make plans and just go for it peeps!
If you’ve read through other blog posts of mine, you’ll see how much I believe in the idea of “We have one life, just one!”. So why not just go for it?
What are your big dreams? What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?