Who inspired us to fall in love with fashion

After reading a few articles in Lula, I’ve come to realize that for many their grandparents ( mostly grandmothers) played a big part in influencing their future careers. This applies to me in some way, my mother would tell me stories about when she and her mother would spend hours downtown in stores like The Bay, Olgilvy and Berks shopping the latest trends. These were the fond memories my mother holds very dear and somehow they touched me , even though I don’t wear the latest trends only what feels comfy. I do like fashion in the sense of visual attraction in photography. Without these stories I don’t think I would have been interested as much, they influenced me because they make my mother happy.

At first I thought was ment for nature photography and had love only for that but when I’d look back on some portraits had taken for a photo project, I kept thinking wow they’re pretty good, better than my nature pic’s to the point that now all I really want to become a fashion photographer, for the creativity in the sense that it’s artistic, that I can create & tell a story.

Our ancestor’s have shaped us in some way but the fact remains you are your biggest influence. I wonder who inspired them?

Randomness of the day!

I recently discovered that M0851 is a Quebec purse design company! I was so surprised and proud! I love purses and love their design. Found out thanks to magazines bought last night, expensive but best  buy ever!Image

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Chaos

Sometimes as an artist and a person I have a great difficulty keeping my mind in together. I have millions of genius ideas but can’t seem to start even one without drifting away somewhere. I know that I can become a great artist if only I learn to focus entirely on one thing at a time. I’ve realized a long time ago that I had such a problem with focus but recently a conversation with a close friend made me realize how disorganized,disoriented my thoughts can be. 

I’ve noticed that many artist find a person that helps keep them in line so to speak. I haven’t found such a person yet and I feel it would be great help to me. Even as I write my thoughts jumble all to quickly. It is the reason I named my blog a such. I have a very hard time expressing thoughts into writing and I sometimes think that photography is there to help me channel my thoughts.

Inspirations and ideas

Yesterday, my friend and I went inspiration and ideas shopping for a our shoot. We didn’t buy anything at the time but there were many good stores on Saint-Denis st. We have selected a few which we’d like to buy clothing’s from.

I think that there are still a good deal of stores to check out. There are St-Laurent st and St-Catherine, I know at least three stores to check out on the later.

Of course our first option was Forever XXI. This store is what we all love a the moment. Although I’m starting to feel the store overrated. some dresses stood out because they were what we are looking for. of courses they had it, with that thought many other girls have it now, which will won’t help the pictures stand out much.

  

I’ve also looked at some pictures off Tumblr and pinterest and deviantart. A few stood out for inspirations. Have to look at some more.

Make-up is a whole other thing never wear any lol so don’t know what it is that I’ll do. I saw some books but I’d prefer is someone who knew more about it did it. Mine may turn out like crap. -_-

Optimism vs Pessimism vs Realism: How to be a happy realist

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On all my other posts about optimism at least one person commented something like: “I’m not a pessimist, I’m a realist”. Is realism better than optimism? What does it mean to be a realist anyway? Although our modern notion of ‘being realistic’ is much closer to standard pessimism, i.e. downplaying the good things and seeing the bad as inevitable, a true realist is someone who makes completely unbiased judgements and who doesn’t see things through any kind of filter, neither a positive nor a negative one. In principle, the realist’s way of thinking should be the most objective one. However, from a psychological point of view, a completely unbiased perspective is neither possible nor productive (at least not always). What counts is knowing when to think like a realist and when not to, something optimists are particularly good at. If you’re a die-hard realist, read on to find out how…

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Will contrat be completed…

It seems like the contract wont follow through with the way things are going, yesterday I ask the customer if we could meet at the same place we met the first time. She replied saying she was sick and that she might have to reschedule our appointment. Understandable, if your sick then you are sick. When I gave her a new day for the appointment on the other hand, this time she never answered back I thought well that’s weird since she answered me not to long ago to reschedule it.

I have this nagging feeling that she isn’t going to follow through our agreement, even though she paid me quite a sum of the money for the contract. I mean who could waste so much money like that and be cheap at the same time? I’m also a little disappointed, since it kind of says well my work isn’t worth it.

I guess the only thing left to do is wait two days then call it quits, I’ll keep the money and send the picture for the amount she gave me by mail. I don’t feel right just keeping it and not give anything in return.

My very first contract.

I just received my first photography contract this Easter holiday and I must say that it was a major disappointment. I have never been so enraged, insulted and looked down upon my whole life. This customer was perfectly clear on how cheap and crooked she was as a person. I honestly feel very sorry for my friend who referred my services to her.

First it began with her saying that she didn’t specify on a time for the wedding, which led up with me staying longer than what was agreed on verbally and what i had  written on another piece of paper, to help me remember, letting her know that the time was good for me since it would allow me to return home for Easter supper.

Then she tries to confuse me by saying there are more pictures in the agreement when it is clearly written in the contract the amount $ 410 for 50 and in other declaration we agreed to add 10 pictures for $ 65 more.

Not 60 pictures +10 more and she tries this twice.

Then she has the  audacity to ask for the rest of the taken pictures that were not going to be in the selected  for free because since they won’t be edited like the others. I stood my ground although baffled by her request, I explained that I could not just simply give her those pictures for free I still had to charge for them, for less, since I took the time in capturing those images.

I do admit that I  made a mistake in discussing the agreements with the bride and not the person with whom I had contracted with, but that still doesn’t give her the right to condescend my work and rub in my face that I am not a professional photographer.

Now I simply can’t wait to complete the contract and be rid of her once and for all. I just hope I can keep my snide remarks to myself. @_@