Shenandoah This is not an ad for cereal, but it could be. I’m not sure you’re Shreddie for it. Seeing this through my camera lense was so cereal. We didn’t create impressionism, but we created cereal art. These are cereal-ously the best images from this cereal photoshoot #dadjokes
I am a fan of Paige Arminta http://iggygarcia.com/?cat=10 who has an amazing Instagram feed (and a killer new video/song she just released). So I decided to participate in her weekly challenge, because it’s not like I have 19,764 things on my “to do” list this week.
Her challenge was to create a cereal photoshoot. Why this challenge? Because it fits so well with what I love. I love combining ordinary things to make an imaginary world. Just like a child plays pretend, I have never grown out of that stage of life; I just make it fit into my adult world, and luckily I made a career out of it. Styled sessions are by far my favorite thing to do. And if I don’t have one scheduled, I am dreaming up what I can do next. My pretend world somehow feeds my soul and keeps me going.
I usually spend weeks planning and creating sessions like these, but this literally happened in less than 24 hours. I contacted Nick (I photographed him earlier this fall) on Tuesday and asked him if he knew a dancer with a flexible schedule. He responded right away and hooked me up with Allie. She came in on Wednesday morning at 8:30 am and all the magic happened right away. It felt SOOOO good to create. I am especially thankful for Allie being so willing to do this crazy thing. Sometimes other people have a hard time playing pretend with me. Why does that part of our brain disappear after age 15? And why does my brain still hold on to it? I feel like I could write a book starting with the answer to those two questions. Create something crazy. Play pretend every once in a while.