I've just finished a book about creativity called Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, and there's one concept in particular that I liked a lot. She talks about treating creativity like an affair - sneaking off, getting glammed up, seducing inspiration and making out intensively with your creative self, even if it’s just for fifteen minutes in a dirty stairwell. Continue reading
Have you ever felt like people immediately notice a feature that you’re very self-conscious about and you start adjusting your body language?
When a woman orders a session with me, I ask her what she loves about herself. I want to know what to focus on. I also ask about the things she doesn’t like so much. It’s interesting to have these conversations. It’s an opportunity to explain that the reason why some features look worse in photographs is just because some lenses distort them, perhaps the light was bad, or the angle. Photographs are not perfect representations of reality.