As far as creativity goes, I believe at times it can be a group effort in order to make certain themes come to life. I say this because it took a collective effort in order to make the shoot below happen. With the help of our model, who provided the idea as well as our make up artist, we totally proved that no photographer is an island unto themselves.
What I also found exciting about this shoot was not only did it showcase my work, but the work and passion of both our model and makeup artist. As you can plainly see, our makeup artist obviously has a passion for cosmetology, but what most don't know is that our model herself is in fact a painter as well.
What I walked away from this shoot is that as photographers, yes there is an element of ourselves embedded into each photograph we make. But what I think some fail to realize, is that there is also an aspect of the model and the makeup artist within the photograph as well. As photographers, I think we should remember that our subjects are more then just pretty faces to be photographed, but are people with passions of their own; and that is where I think the true beauty of photography lies. We need to be able to not only produce pleasing photographs, but also images that tell about the subjects we place in front of our cameras. Well thats it folks... but before I go, I would like to leave you with a challenge. My challenge to you is to put together a shoot that speaks more about the model then it does about yourself.