These pictures go well with "Quelqu'un M'a Dit" by Carla Bruni if you're a fan of listening to music all the time as I am. Most forms of art can be enhanced by a soundtrack, as can one's life. Lately my soundtrack has been this one. In fact, the song "La Dernière Minute" came on last night as my flight home from California was experiencing turbulence and I thought to myself what a beautiful song to die to. You can always count on me for optimism.
If you read or skim this blog you should recognize the photography aesthetic of Mark Laubenheimer by now. We got together for our second photo shoot and despite being unsure if we'd be able to create magic a second time I feel confident in saying we succeeded. The last photo shoot was all about the concept of feminine beauty as a whole so I thought this time I would talk about les visages des femmes.
As a set, these photos are me. But, individually they are stories of different women and, in essence, personas. I am comprised of so many various whims and to visually manifest them as characters was really enjoyable. Perhaps you'll be able to relate to different nuances of these women. Afterall, all of us have many faces.
The greedy and insecure Princess who refuses to remove her fur and jewels even when in her underwear. She fears that without a clear indicator of status she will have to reveal parts of herself she has kept locked away. She lives in two castles: one physical and one that she's built within her that keeps her from ever truly connecting to other people.
The ethereal artist; a woman at peace with her beauty. Free to create and experience life yet still learning to become comfortable with her overwhelming sense of doubt. Nothing she has made will ever be good in her own eyes yet she feels compelled to continue trying. A true romantic who views life as an imitation of art and love as a medium to work with.
The young, naïve school girl. Hopeful but hesitant. Confused about the line between loneliness and self-sufficiency. Filled with longing for things she thinks she wants. Reacts childishly to receive the attention she needs to keep her afloat. At risk for misunderstanding the power of sexuality and self-respect yet willing to accept wisdom from anyone. Optimistically melancholy.
Alors, c'est fin. It's a really October'y day out so I suppose I'll go for a walk and have lots of coffee. I might make a post about my trip to California but for today I'm going to be sleeping and reading often to recover from the weekend. Cheers everyone, happy Tuesday and remember to call your parents to say hi more often.