We All Want Our Truth to Be Seen and Heard
Photography allows me to connect with people, reveal who they really are, and learn more about them. It also allows the people who are being captured to see themselves in their truest form. On one of my most resent shoots with a new client, J., we did just that-connect , reveal, and learn. I am a huge believer that in every moment where we are fully present, there is something to be learned. As per usual this was a fun shoot and it inspired me to approach my creative process a bit differently for future shoots as well as other projects.
It’s always wonderful to watch the layers of my subject personality peel back when they are in front of the camera. I love that. It’s as if they trust the camera (as a vessel) and they trust the person controlling the camera to tell their story.
But this happens during our everyday interactions as well right?
This makes me think about the people in my life and those that I’ve just recently met–how often do we show our true colors. Do we ever? Who do we do that for?
What is about them that allows us to freely peel back the layers? What makes us feel so connected with someone or..something that we trust our story will be heard by them the right way and told the way we want it to be told?
Everyone wants that, right? To be heard. Truthfully. To be seen. And to be Understood..