Have no fear of perfection-you'll never reach it
It has been a while since I've done a photo shoot, and while these dry spells tend to make me antsy, they also give me time to analyze and contemplate ideas for future shoots.
At the moment, I have quite a list going of concepts, but one that has been standing out to me is the feeling of the surreal. I enjoy being made up into this fashionable individual that ventures into the world on a daily basis, but it is not often that I get to be something unrealistic.
...Something surreal, perhaps macabre and unsettling. A creature, something of nightmares and illusions...
The very scarce amount of times I've had an opportunity to do something where I really can break away from my day to day self, I have remembered fondly and longed to repeat.
I find one of the intriguing factors that I'm drawn to with this type of idea, is that I don't worry about trying to make sure I come across beautiful or beguiling to my audience. I can become another creation, and throw myself into presenting this other being in whatever form it may take, even pulling from my flaws to make it happen. It is not often that we see our flaws as anything but weaknesses, but with modeling, sometimes it allows me to flaunt that weakness as a strength.
Something to contemplate: Do you have any flaws that you could shift the common mindset of and instead see as a potential advantage?
Let me know your flaw/advantage in the comments below.