Recently I have visited Musée Nissim de Camondo, previously a private mansion in the 18th century. I appreciate how this city values art and history and preserves these things very well. Art is always a big resource for interpreting history and let us get to know their way of life. Here in Paris, I am always searching for inspiration for my work and my photographs. This mansion looks like my dream place to do a boudoir shoot! I always adore big windows and light filled apartments with light coloured walls.
All things that I love inspire my photography – roses, dance, language, fashion, art, people and places. I love the elegance and delicateness of flower petals and I imagine a lady would move like flowers, and thus inspires me the beautiful body language a female can have. Dancing and pole dancing definitely are main sources of my portrait inspirations, giving me emotions expressed through body and movements. Fashion inspires me as there is unlimited possibilities and it reminds me how important is styling to a photoshoot. How one dresses tells a story in a portrait. While I was viewing the art collection in the Louvre, the portraits and oil paintings of the kings as well as the sculpture use tell stories through elements similar to photography. Location gives the overall atmosphere and sets the mood for a photoshoot. Often during the shooting, we are greatly influenced by the mood of that instance to produce a portrait.
To celerbrate the marvelous year of 2013, I have asked my very dear friend Jelly to help me with doing a series of “self-portraits” – The rose and I. I wanted to preserve every good moments I had and remind me that I am a lucky girl. It will also remind me not to forget my dream as a photographer and to strive to become a better person. Photos coming soon in this blog!
By the way, I have so much that I want to change in this blog (it’s abit hard to read I know) – please give me suggestions/feedback and tell me what you think!