What I love about Instagram is the considerably huge number of creatively talented individuals gathering in one place to share what they do through a steady stream of images. I am continually in AWE of what I come across. It is truly inspiring. With such a huge creative community at my fingertips (literally) I realized it would be a cryin’ shame not to tap into the bursting creativity.
Let me back up and share a little more about what I’m doing and where I’m headed. A lot of my projects involve extreme accuracy and perfection. I love the work I do, but I also know I want other outlets to forget the rules. My new line of portrait work embodies that sentiment. The goal isn’t to create a portrait in the exact likeness of the model in a photograph – perfection & accuracy aren't the goal – the focus is truly on capturing and evoking emotion. I’m hoping in a gripping & captivating way. Oh, I also want them to look cool, is that too much to ask??
With that, have you seen my new initiative on Instagram? With the creation of #cwportraitcollab my hope is to connect with photographers and collaborate on portrait work! I’m looking for individual portraits that display emotion. If you’re a photographer (whether professionally or just for fun) would you join me in this quest and start using this hashtag on your portrait work? Find me on Instagram here. I would love to connect!
P.S. Images can be in color or B&W!