|The photo that appeared in Kara's project|
She set out to photograph 101 Women in the community, and she photographed them where they felt at home. She asked me to be one of the women (I ended up being #100). I was honored to be a part of this project.
When I had to think of where I felt "at home" however, I didn't have a straight forward response. I decided on: the beach...I love the beach...it is my happy place. The second I hear the waves, nothing else exists. Most calming noise in the world to me. :) I had wanted to do a self-portrait at the beach for a while, and this was perfect... because that was sort of what I was known for, self-portraits. So we decided to find a day to go to the beach, and have her photograph me, while I was taking a self-portrait, wearing some of my favorite most comfy clothing: Thumb-hole hoodie and happy bunny pj pants. ;)
From one of the mini tangent shoots that day.
Photo by Kara / Other model is Seth Nayes
What my self-portrait session turned into after Seth
photo-bombed a couple images...We decided to roll
with it! Photographs by: me
Things quickly turned into something else...A series of additional mini photoshoots... including images with Seth and I, and of all of us individually. It blows my mind how it evolved! Truly an inspiring and fun filled day! Kara captured an image that just gave me chills (above)... and when Seth photo-bombed me (over there -->), I was awe struck by how haunting these were...it all fell into place so perfectly...
Kara wrapped up her project with an art show. It was very cool to see these beautiful portraits filled with personality on display and as a whole...some of the women I knew, and it was interesting to see how she captured them...in ways I hadn't ever seen with my own eyes before. She is just filled with talent like this.
Read more about the 101 Women Project and Kara's other work on her blog (I'm pasting the link where she talks about this shoot with me):
She made a book from the project! http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2218673?ce=blurb_ew&utm_source=widget
Photos from the art gallery opening: http://ksphotographygb.blogspot.com/2011/06/101-women-project-by-kara-counard.html
FYI she did another project this past year, with women over 90. Another beautiful show with touching photos and lots of stories!
And check out her facebook page:
And to see more of my work: www.facebook.com/NFGartist