It has been a wonderfully busy week full of shoots. I am exhausted but so happy. I have shot so much content, in a variety of genres and can not wait to share details with you soon. In the meantime I would like to share some images I shot last week. I had an idea which I got to bring to life with the stunning and incredibly talented Kimberley Collins. I have been lucky to shot with Kimberley a few times and again I am blown away with her beauty. Please take a look at a few of my favourites pictures below.
It has been a month since my last post and well this silent treatment isn't really me. Now this post is a personal one so please feel free to skip if your are not in the mood. You see last month I got a text message which sent my world crashing down. Within two hours I was packing my bags and on my way home to Brisbane. My mum wasn't well and while I still struggle to find the right words, put simply, she passed away. I still feel numb from the shock but also very lucky as I was able to hold her hand and see her one last time.
No matter the situation, it is difficult to say goodbye. Some moments I feel okay and then it hits me like a ton of bricks and I feel overwhelmed by her loss. Life must go on, and I am trying to pick up the pieces and get back to London life. This post has been haunting me, not sure if I should address the issue or ignore it and pretend nothing has happened. As much as I would love to do the latter I thought just like our other European adventures I needed to address it.
Now, I am sure it is going to take some time to adjust. Wrestle with all those emotions and start to feel normal. It will (I hope) get easier, and for me, I could not have done this without my friends and boyfriend. I am very lucky to have so many wonderful people in my life, both sides of this crazy world. People who mean the absolutely world to me and because of their love kept me together.
So I ask you all to enjoy a nice glass of red in my mum's honour. She was an incredible, strong woman who taught me to appreciate the arts. My love of films and photography grew from her encouragement. So ladies and gentlemen for the last time please let me introduce you my mum.
Another strange week here but a few exciting projects in the pipeline. This week has had a lot of admin time as well as meetings. Preproduction is so important but I am not going to lie I do sometimes find I get a little impatient to pick my camera up and start shooting. Anyway, I realised in between meeting was just how important it was to surround yourself with like minded people who both push you creatively but also willing to hear your crazy ideas and better yet bounce further ideas with you. So excuse the late hour, I got caught up with some last minute calls. Let me reintroduce you to these crazy talented boys who I am lucky to hang out with. Here is a clip from a rehearsal with Paul and his brother Gerad Mc Arthur. I look forward to shooting with them very soon!
This week has been such a crazy one. Freelancing definitely has it's up's and downs but this week really reminded me of how nothing is ever certain. I had a lot of last minutes changes, jobs postponed and new opportunities present itself. It can sometimes be hard not to take rejection personally and hope everything will settle soon. So tonight I am taking some me time, also affectionately nicknamed "pamper time" by the boy. it is all about a nice face mask, girly film and an early night so I can feel fresh and ready for the new week. Here are some pictures of the stunning Alizey getting ready in the May Fair Hotel. I'm going to pretend I look this glamorous ;)
weekly musing from Rosalind Alcazar Photography