Monday, October 25, 2010

My Passage

I do fashion Photography, but fashion photography also so bores me. In my opinion most fashion photography stands on a flimsy foundation. It only solicits awws at it's beauty and superficial statements, and in the next moment it wanes, like the receded flavor of a candy that has dissolved. I do fashion photography, never with beauty in mind, but with the need to find substance and context in the image. From the clothes to the model to the space. Why? Because I don't want to become bored of my work and also I don't want to bore you. This quote can better tell you what I try to achieve-

"When you start to know someone, all their physical characteristics start to disappear. You begin to dwell in their energy, recognize the scent of their skin. You see only the essence of the person, not the shell. That’s why you can’t fall in love with beauty. You can lust after it, be infatuated by it, want to own it. You can love it with your eyes and your body but not your heart. And that’s why, when you really connect with a person’s inner self, any physical imperfections disappear, become irrelevant."Lisa Unger, Beautiful Lies

6 comments:

Jasmine. said...

wonderfully expressed .

ChocolateOrchid said...

This is a beautiful quote. Thanks for sharing what you find and see in the images you take photos of.

adachi said...

that quote speaks volumes and volumes. thank you for posting that

Anonymous said...

well said...

lately your work has become very "ethnic". I mean it's beautiful, and you are very talented! It's just that I've been a follower for quite some time, and I can see the transitions in your work within the past few months... your coloring is much stronger, bolder, the ethnic feel is more prevalent i.e beaded jewelry, wraps, tribal print...I'm just curious what do you attribute this new style of shooting to?

Kwesi Abbensetts said...

The whites say I am ethnic, the black says he is mixed, and I say I must be made of spices.

There's the answer.

Me said...

you already know my feelings:)