I so needed this!
I just got back from a workshop in Pittsburgh with the very talented Australian photographer Barb Uil, otherwise known as Jinky Art. She is AMAZINGLY talented – just oozes with ideas and creativity. Her work makes my heart sing (her words for something else, but I found it so appropriate when trying to describe how her images make me feel).
These are some of the images I captured while studying with her. I love that they are concept sessions – props without being too done. Showing everyday life, but just a little exaggerated. Isn’t that how children see things? Life – but more colorful, whimsical and filled with wonder and imagination… I am bursting with ideas (all written down in my new creative journal) and now I just need places and people.
I was so humbled this week as a photographer. There are so many talented people out there to inspire you. Have you been inspired lately in what you do? If not, I hope that you can find what I did this week. A nice kick in the bum to get you into action and make your daydreams into reality. Gosh, I needed that.
This is my favorite image of the workshop. I found this little caterpillar while we were shooting and gave it to Jinky’s daughter to hold… normally I might have passed it by, but it was too colorful and with her high socks it looks like Alice in Wonderland to me.
No, this wasn’t a model. Again, these are clients of the hosting photographer. Um, hello beautiful people. Wow, I love these mason jars as lanterns!! And do you see how mommy and baby’s heads and mom’s arm make a heart on the bottom left???
I loved this little guy. All he needed was a goat. Oh wait, there was a goat – he just wasn’t cooperating when I took this image. Seriously, she brings goats to sessions!
This little two year old was SO happy and beautiful. I had to put a toes shot in too… Plus my friends and I were borderline obsessed with the swing so it MUST be included.
Many thanks to Jinky, Deb, Meg, and Kathy for all the hard work. It was wonderful.