When you see a location online that truly inspires you. Let's talk about God's Own Junkyard because it is beyond amazing. I can not remember exactly when I first caught a glimpse on social media but when I did I just knew I wanted, no needed to shoot there. This small working studio holds an overwhelming array of iconic neon signs all fighting for your attention.
Taking time out
To all the other freelancers out there I ask are you as reluctant as me to actually take time off? It can be so difficult to switch off my phone, laptop and actually take time for me. I can not remember if I spoke about our last minute change to our Christmas plans? The short version is that with less than 24 hours notice our family Christmas vacation turned into a trip to Ukraine where Chris worked four days (including Christmas day). I can not really complain, it is part of the job description and I was luck to be able to fly over and keep him company. Anyway, back to my point. You might have noticed I have been offline the last week. That is because we finally took the plunge and booked a quick trip to Napoli to recharge our creative batteries. I can not begin to tell you just how much I needed a break and even though it was still a little cool we had seven days of beautiful sunshine. I tried to soak in as much as possible and am feeling refreshed and revitalised. Looking forward to getting behind a camera next week. Here are a few pictures from a shoot with the stunning Jo Hombsch relaxing in front of the camera, what a natural beauty. I am going to pretend I look like this as I sip my coffee and watch the world go by.
50 Shades of Grey
I had the pleasure of shooting two international bloggers who were in London for a quick trip. We had been in communication for a few days working out the best schedule. I mean I should have known better when last week my iPhone weather app predicted a full day of sun. Just like a slow motion car crash, the weather forecast kept changing and before I knew it, it read continual rain all day. Welcome to England! We were meant to have a two hour window from 7am to 9am so I took my chance. While the rain started early, surprise surprise, it was light enough for us to powered on. Check out a few pictures from the shoot below. I look forward to editing these soon. Such a fun morning playing tour guide and photographer!
Duck and Dry
Years ago, a good family friend told me her little secret to self confidence. When she was feeling a little low she would treat herself to a blow dry. I have never forgotten that conversation and just how valuable those words were. For me you just cannot beat a good blow dry or updo. I mean it is just like that magical feeling you get when you have had your hair cut but without the risk of that lost in translation situation where "just a trim" turns out to be "oh my god". I am sure I am not alone in that awkward situation.
weekly musing from Rosalind Alcazar Photography