Okay, so I'll come out and admit to you right now that I had some serious concerns about posting these pictures. Why? Because I'm afraid you'll all think I'm totally weird and not want to have anything to do with me or my blog anymore. So before I show you my new pictures, I have to give a few points of explanation.
- While I've never been big on denying myself what I want, I've become even more indulgent over the last few months. It's pretty damn hard for me to feel really happy these days, so if I feel like something will help me feel good, I'm generally pretty willing to give it a try. No matter how weird it may be.
- I'm having a good time experimenting with photos, and most of my favorite photos thus far have been of people. So I wanted to do a bit more of a serious photo shoot, to actually experiment with some forethought and planning. (As opposed to just capturing magical moments by accident.)
- Not being very experienced yet, I was a bit nervous to call up anyone I know and say, "Hey, want to come over so I can do your hair and makeup, give you stage direction, and take lots of photos of you?" I mean, that's weird, right? Plus, it was already 10pm on a Wednesday night.
I held a photo shoot last night. I did my makeup (not in my normal makeup, but in makeup I specifically thought would be interesting in photos), did my hair (again, in a photo-interesting way), and held a photo shoot... with myself.
Sigh. I am an odd duck. I know. You're not going to run away screaming now, are you?
*a tumbleweed rolls by*
Well fine, be that way. But for any quiet folks still reading, here are some of my favorite photos to come out of the shoot: