Today one of my friends introduced me to the sculpture artist Daniel Wurtzel. His video titled Magic Carpet inspired this image, and potentially a series as well. His work is truly beautiful.
The title of this is somewhat ironic for me right now, since not much is clear at the moment. With my critique coming up in less than a week I decided tonight that I am scrapping my originally idea and starting from nothing. I have no clue what to do for my project, and it has been wearing down on me all day. Which is why I have yet another simple, night-time candle shot. Tomorrow I am getting up early to drive around and just shoot in hopes of finding inspiration, so at the very least I will have something different for my 365.
I have had this shot in mind for quite a few weeks, and finally got around to it this weekend. It isn’t quite as relevant as it was when I thought of it, but still is packed with meaning for me.
This may have been the longest it has ever taken to set up one of my pictures too. I had scoped out the location a couple of weeks ago, so I didn’t waste time trying to find one. But, once we got on location, I had to find the right angle for the camera, and then the right angle for me to lay down. Once I figured that out, I laid down amidst countless spiders and other creepy crawlies, and my friend attached red yarn to me and the trees around me. It was weird for me to not be the one physically setting up the shot, and I just had to lay there and direct him since I was attached to branches all around. It rained fairly hard twice while I was laying there, and I flicked off quite a few spiders throughout the process.
Overall it was quite the shoot. I wish that the yarn was more visible and obvious, and pulled tighter to prevent the slack, but it is just yet another lesson learned.
Creative name I know. Now that it is almost summer except lots of sky/cloud pictures from me. I am obsessed. I just need to start carrying my wider lens with me as well.
I want to thank all of you who actually keep up on this and keep looking at my pictures. You have no idea how much it means to me. I have been hearing lots of compliments from people about it lately, and it is so good to hear. I am so glad you all are enjoying them. If anyone would like prints be sure to let me know, and I would be more than happy to get you some!