I realized I never wished everyone a happy New Year! It’s a strange thing to think about starting afresh in the deep, dark days of winter, but it’s kind of hard not to at least consider what you want to do, at least when the weather is nicer. Thinking back a to about a year ago, I remember setting a few important goals for us in 2014-
- Get published in a magazine (any small, indie magazine was fine with me)- check
- Do a gallery show (anywhere)- check
- Submit to a photo contest and at least get nominated- check
- Sell at least one photo- check
- Have so many photoshoots in the works that we’re always editing something and have too much material to share it all- check
That last goal may have been a mistake. We’re so far behind on this blog and even Facebook posts, something entirely incomprehensible when I committed to it as a plan. But I’m not complaining. 2014 was a great year for us photography-wise, we met a ton of wonderful people and produced some fantastic images with great memories to go along with them. I can only hope 2015 is as amazing.
Going back to October, and speaking of goal #1, I had a somewhat spontaneous shoot with Sarah for the “All Hallows Eve” issue of Obscurae Magazine. I had a really cool chair in the backseat of my car waiting to be used for the Feast of Fools shoot, so I put together a wardrobe to go with it, keeping things chic, but Halloweeny.
We crawled under a fence, braved brambles, and did our best to ignore the pungent smell of urine emanating from the one and only Bowker House, the perfect location for our macabre theme. Sarah did an amazing job pretending she was comfortable.
We’ve got a bunch of new goals for 2015, including updating the layout of our website, working with more designers, and starting to plan workshops/group shoots. But, first things first- we’ll be spending the rest of January catching up on all the photoshoots from 2014. Hopefully you don’t get tired of us!
- Date: Friday, October 17th, 2014
- Location: the Charles H. Bowker House
- Photos/styling/floral headpiece: Kayt Silvers
- Model, hair and makeup: Sarah Lamson