So, a little back story on this one. When Alex and I first started dating, we lived in Athens, Georgia and were attending UGA. He was part of a very close circle of friends who spent many hours together. When they would get together, there was always music in the air, someone with a sketchpad, someone cooking something amazing, or doing something crafty. I loved being around the creative atmosphere, but didn't really feel like I had something to contribute. I couldn't sing, play any instruments, draw, dance, or cook. I would often complain that I just didn't have a "talent" or something I was passionate about. My path seemed headed toward fulfilling career ambitions rather than pursuing creative endeavors. That all changed when I moved into this little dungeon of an apartment that had a vegetable garden tended by my landlords. I spotted some gorgeous jalapenos and decided to try my hand at homemade penne arrabiatta (sp?). I invited Alex and two of our friends over for dinner and was so proud to feed them something I had made. It turns out that this meal was the start of my path towards photography. I grew confident in my cooking abilities, I felt like I had something to offer, and as time went on, I started believing there was a little bit more to me than the organized, practical persona that I usually displayed.
Alex has been my biggest supporter in my development as a photographer. He gives praise, he poses, he encourages me to step outside of my comfort zone, and doesn't let my self-doubt get the better of me. So one of the best things for me is to collaborate with him on photo/art projects. Alex is an amazing artist - please visit his site, the Lotus Operation, for more of his work - and I love to capture it. Alex is currently working on album art for Odist, an Atlanta band who are simply amazing. Please enjoy some of the test images for Wasps v. Ladybugs and watch this space for some of the finished work!