Some hard-hitting questions from Cee this week for SYW, I had to take a little extra time to think about these ones, thanks Cee, great topics.
If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why? That’s a tough one, it would need to be someone creative, but not a tortured artist (so disregard Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir) someone funny, someone intelligent – I think I am describing Stephen Hawking – he is not exactly from history, but I think he still counts. Although he is not artistically creative in the same sense as I am, I believe he still had the soul of an artist, and from all accounts a very funny man. The only probably is he is possibly too smart for me to actually understand anything he said, especially about the math/science stuff! Makes my brain hurt. 😛
The 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s: Which decade do you love the most and why? I don’t remember much of the 60s (too young), 70s were kind of cool, especially friends and school holidays, long Summer holidays when we played till dark with the kids in the neighbourhood. The 80s were my teen years, with lots of teenage angst and turmoil, but still loads of fun, so much fun, I grew up and learnt about the world, got my first job, learnt to drive a car, learnt not to drink too much Learnt about drugs, sex and rock ‘n’ roll. The 90s oooh, tough one I got married, had my children, so many ups and downs. So I guess for me it was the 80s. However, I must say that NOW is the time of my life, just wish I had the body and energy I had in my teens to enjoy it all even more.
When you die, what do you want to be remembered for? For my creativity and imagination, my strength and passion. My generosity and my open heart.
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
I hope that doesn’t come off sounding too egotistic or cheesy, I have gotten to a point when various clients and models come to me as they trust my craft and my ability to give them an image or a portrait that captures their essence, not just a photo. I love that this gives me the freedom to experiment and play. I love to be able to create something that is them, their personality their essence. This lady wanted a Gatsby-inspired shoot, but she is also a circus performer, so I wanted to create something very art nouveau, very 1920s but a little epic as well, old-fashioned glitz and glamour.
I adore the whole set and so does she, she said she felt like a movie star…love that!
This was my #MondayManta image for this week, it’s so true it is often what we fear that weighs us down. Fear of ridicule or rejection. Letting go can often be its own benefit. Harbouring a grudge or judgement van also tie you down. Forgive and open yourself up to experiences will bring you joy and set you free.
I hope you have an amazing week…
~ Julz, xo