It's light I'm after.
The gorgeous, radiant and magical light around us...
And even more so, the gorgeous, radiant and magical light...'within'.
Sometimes I get emails to this effect:
...these look magic.
I'm not photogenic and I know you'll work your magic...
Your confidence is great! and while that may come in handy whilst ever I succumb to the straight jacket.
I'm here to break it to ya.
I am not Houdini.
No Blaine! Sadly I'm even bad at manufacturing coins from behind the ears.
The secret to magic images?
While I'm a BIG fan to that huge ball of light in the sky. Yep Sun, that's you.
And location. I prefer somewhere that is meaningful...and au natural.
The biggest secret to magical images however, is:
And everything...Kinda everywhere. It's all magic really.
But we miss it. We forget it.
We give up on it...
and then give up on ourselves.
We do not see things as they are, we see things as WE are. Anais Nin
Remember your imagination as a child? Making things up that weren't even there. Seeing everything out of nothing. Serving up food from an Easy Bake Oven. Creating lives and stories with Lego and Barbies? Traveling to the moon and Neverland in your mind
And you believed it. That's what made life fun and interesting.
Being a ninja or a superhero. You could be anything, anywhere.
Now imagine NOT believing in any of that...and how dreadfully boring growing up would have been. We were actually more curious and imaginative with boxes then we were with what was inside of them.
Sooooo less 'stuff'...more space. More freedom. More possibility?
Limited by 'things' and without the 'things' we had to create something...invent something.
Dream and imagine.
This doesn't have to end at age 5...7...22...or even...ever.
Admittedly...dream conquering is a very challenging feat (hi. if it was easy we'd all be doing it!)
And despite the fears and obstacles that hold me hostage some times.
Okay, often. Alright...a lot.
(Ransom is currently set at a cool 1 million that is ALL...all donations are welcome howeva.)
Admittedly if it's one thing that runs through the course of my veins it's...that I BELIEVE that anything is possible. For anyone.
Yea...that means you.
Which is why I'm a tad crazy and out there at times.
Probably why I land in an open field with amazing (just as crazy people) in a dress and a killer suit, with a cute-as-hell-little-boy...also in a suit! And then the moon just happens to be awesomely and magicaly it's full moon self.
There was an air guitar. Geese flying overhead at...just the right time
Seems pretty out there and oh so acid...riiiiight.
Just pure good Ol fashion magic.
And...Courtney, Andrew and Kingston.
Just being themselves.
We DID have a purpose for this time together, which is different then any expectations.
But it was important to me that nothing was fake or contrived.
Balloons and all. This is...WHO THEY ARE.
And they...trust me.
They let go...(the secret to this is...scuse my french is: not giving a f#ck
to what you're doing, who's seeing this, how you look etc.)
We literally had an empty and barren space which was a beautiful canvas for light...
To just be our silly and creative selves.
And what happens is there is no separation. The purpose of the shoot becomes one thread woven from the tapestry of their already magical, amazing life. It's all the same...
And then we all just laugh at how crazy we are.
How crazy life is.
My kinda Magic.
Once you see the magic that's already in you,
it never ceases to unfold...
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FYI...The balloons were remnants from Kingston's birthday hoorah just in case you're wondering how it's real to have balloons with you in the random field. Which makes me wonder why we don't just have more balloons "because"...
Why do we need to wait? like cake?
Every day should be a celebration.
So have your balloons and eat your cake too! ...
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