52 Week Photo Project – Finding Me – Imagination
Omaha Nebraska Photographer
I’m always looking for ways to continue to express myself from behind my lens, so I jumped in this week on a photography project called Finding Me. The idea behind the project is to take time once a week and be creative with your camera; to go out and shoot something that is just for YOU and nobody else. This weeks theme was ‘Imagination’ and it was the perfect theme for me! Those that know me know that my creative juices run deep. Whether I am coming up with elaborate sets for photo shoots, crafting things for my boutique, or just trying to solve a problem, I always do it creatively. I told my husband, if I were a fairy, I would be a tinker fairy like Tinkerbell, because I love to play around with things and make them into something new.
This past week, eastern Nebraska was blanketed with nearly 10 inches of snow – gorgeous, white, heavy snow. The way it hung off of the trees was breathtaking and I was SO anxious to get outside with my camera. I had an idea last winter for photos, but never had time to do it, so I took all the stuff out of the closet and got busy creating the image in my head (my sweet husband even stopped at the fabric store for me to get the final piece of my outfit – <3 him!!). Brett and I drove around and found the perfect spot and we jumped out into the cold snow and wind to make my idea a reality.
The edit itself took quite some time, as I had to piece the gown together layer by layer, as well as place in the birds. I have been snapping shots of birds for a year just to use on this photo! It’s funny, with the wig and the feathers and the crazy eyelashes, I don’t think it even looks like me!! A friend called it ‘the dragon lady’ picture and all the red of the dress flowing around me kind of makes me feel like a dragon – strong, powerful, and daunting.
I hope you enjoy these photos of the process and the finished image. Please stay posted to my page as I plan to do a lot more fun and creative composites like this one in this coming year!! To check out some more amazing and creative shots from my friends who also participated, please start by clicking this link to view the awesome photo put together by the wonderful Jennifer Esneault of Jennifer Esneault Photography. Her work is amazing and creative and I always love to see what she comes up with!!!
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