i wish you happiness.
i wish you peace.
i wish you love.
photography © 2012 debora smail
*no really, I do.
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i get asked often, “do you still shoot?”. and i guess the answer would be yes and no. i remember a time that i didn’t go anywhere without my camera(s). a time where i felt the need to capture every.single.pickin’.moment. And even felt bad when i didn’t capture an “important moment”. and then…. i just stopped. i started leaving my camera at home more often and in a small way i felt a small sense of freedom. freedom maybe from the responsibility…but also empowered to just enjoy the moment. every.single.one.of.them. you know, live a little. shit, LIVE a lot! i’ve been having a ball! smiling more, Laughing.Out.Loud more, cooking, exercising, hell I even RAN a mile without stopping and I can’t remember the last time I did that!(Thanks babe for all of your encouragement and shit talkin’…you f’n ROCK!) Ha!..yeah…and the list goes on…and on.
see there’s something about being around a group of people/friends and the expectation they have of you to “always” capture the moment and you always get questions as to whether or not you have your camera. just a lil’ pressure, ya know? that’s when something that you took so much pleasure in turns more into something called “work”. you think to yourself…shit, I didn’t come here to work…I came to have a good time and hang out with you all.
but maybe that’s just me… i understand we have become a world of social media sharing. we share everything from photo’s to all the in’s and out’s of our day…etc.
"If you make art to feel better, make sure it eventually makes you feel better." i read that not too long and gosh that’s so true. i shoot now more for pleasure…if it’s not something i’m feeling..then there’s just no need. it won’t be/feel/look genuine. it will not be a true representation of me.