Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mama and hay

On the 23rd of October, Mama and I went on a search for the most serene hay field. After finding it and walking to it, I then found a perfectly made hay bail to be photographed. It was quite the moment getting Mama up on the hay bail. Once she got up there, I found a character within her. I found a powerful southern lady who can hold her ground. She sacrifices many things and deals with more than she should, and I still a woman who is rare, and I am very Thankful to call her one of my best friends and Mama. Here are a few of my favorites made that beautiful afternoon:


(NOTE: I do not think this hat, made in Italy, would have been photographed in a hay field.)





Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fields of Kayla

I edited more of Kayla McGuire in different fields located in Monetta, South Carolina. I want to thank her again for being a great model!

Here are photos in a soy bean field. I've never seen them up close before until this time:




Kayla and I found a puppy who wanted to be our friend during this cotton field shoot. Kayla nicknamed her Monetta for our time together:





-Des'ola

Monday, October 12, 2009

Romanticizing

So, I have really began opening my eyes and going through my imagination of what I'd like to photograph. This weekend, I did some self portraits in a cornfield. Many of you know I am terrified of grasshoppers, which I am not too proud of, but I've embraced it I suppose. Anyways, this cornfield flourished with these grasshoppers, and somehow I conquered my fear just enough to make some photos with one of the best looking cornfields I've seen.






I also photographed Kayla McGuire in different fields. I have not edited all of them, but here are a couple of my favorites from a field filled with different weeds and wildflowers. Thanks Kayla:






I feel like I am romanticizing and lying all at the same time, and I see a reflection of myself in my photographs now. Everything looks so inviting and beautiful, when in some views it is and in some it is not. These places are usually itchy, hot, humid, and if you're scared of bugs and other creatures, you face that fear as well. This I find so bittersweet and feel so blessed I have photography in my life. Indulge. Always.

-Des'ola