Entries in beckoning of lovely (4)
I said in yesterday's post that once I get through all the photos from The Beckoning of Lovely event, that it would make sense why I was only posting photos of ambulatory parts in yesterday's post. Well, let me explain all that...It all started with the leather All-Star Chuck Taylors you see in the above photo...Anyhoo, here's the explanation I sent to Amy Krouse Rosenthal when I shared the links to my photos from the evening:
"When I was thinking about the approach I wanted to take in documenting the event, I kept noticing people's footwear. There were some mighty finely shoed feet in the crowd! I was tickled at the variety of shoes and sneakers and sandals and boots, and how our choices in footwear reflect our collective diversity. So instead of capturing just faces, I captured a whole lot of feet. I promise, I don't have a foot fetish (not that there's anything wrong with that)."
"The other thing that was on my mind (and therefore influencing the way I was shooting) was capturing those little tidbits that I found to be lovely..."
"...whether it was the way the light was illuminating someone like a whole-body halo..."
"...or the juxtaposition of a longtime couple's feet and hands..."
"...or a really cool shirt..."
"...or the color orange (I never realized how much I liked orange until yesterday)..."
"...that's what I shot."
You can see all my photos from this event on my Flickr here.
I have a post up on Shutter Sisters today about The Beckoning of Lovely. I love that phrase, "Beckoning of Lovely." Somebody should write a song. To me, it pretty accurately describes what I feel like I do a lot of the time as a photographer.
I had a lovely time photographing The Beckoning of Lovely event in Chicago yesterday. I had no idea what to expect except that it would be lovely, and I was quite right.
And speaking of all things lovely, my dear friend Amy joined me for the event. Here are her lovely feet and legs, and isn't the hem of her dress just lovely too? Plus it's fair trade! She came straight from working at the Green Festival on behalf of Chicago Fair Trade.
When I get through all the photos from the evening, it'll make sense why I'm posting just ambulatory body parts.
This was me right after I chopped off 15 inches of my hair. Let's just say that Cadence was in a clingy stage, and I got tired of having my hair pulled. So in case those of you who never knew me then can't imagine me with short hair, this was what I looked like. It's also probably the last time I'll have hair that short. I have crazy coarse unruly hair that's neither straight nor curly, and having it short was really high maintenance, esp. for work.
I'm taking a bit of a hiatus from posting current pix. We are undergoing major spring cleaning in our home right now. Yes, it's THAT serious that I have to take a break from taking photos, or else I end up in the digital darkroom (a.k.a. Lightroom) during all my free time. Now that the weather is getting warm, I'd also like to get outdoors more.
I will be making an exception this weekend, however, to photograph Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Beckoning of Lovely event happening Saturday @ 5pm at the Julius Meinl Warehouse (2930 N. Campbell). Curious? You should come! Check out the video that planted the seeds for this project.