I think the best part of being a photographer is concept shoots. The ability to create a scene and bring to life all those crazy images floating around in my head. I love high contrast and bright colors and also in love with the modern vintage look. Taking what is old and was successful in its time, putting a modern twist on it, then making it new again.... Love it. So when I spotted the vintage luggage in my grandfathers’ basement, I knew I had to use them!
I had the vision of the young lady, tired of life as it is, needs to runaway to a new start. The bittersweet but glamorous and free lady! (Maybe a slight reflection of my life right now)
And then when I found out my lovely "little" cousin, Alwynne, was coming back to Canada for a visit from her now home of London, England... I knew she would be a perfect model.
I thought "Runaway" was fitting for this shoot, as Alwynne is a super talented writer/journalist and at the young age of 25, has decided to break away from the corporate journalism world and go freelance.
She has decided to do some travelling and work as she goes. I cannot express how proud of her I am. Also maybe a little jealous of her bravery and confidence in herself and her talent! Directly out of high school this young girl packed her belongings and moved across country to Toronto to attend College. Away from all her family and friends she prospered and succeeded in her 4 years of post secondary. Shortly after graduating she made the HUGE leap to move across the world to her father’s home country of England. She became successful and began travelling all over Europe. (Yup Jealous again!) :) And now to conquer the rest of the world! I wish her luck in her future travels. And Alwynne, thanks for helping me start to bring my passion alive and release the pictures in my head. LoL. I was such fun!
I have many more ideas floating around and hope to do many more in the near future!
And just some fun......