How does a photographer play

Every photoshoot I do is play time for me.  Creating visuals for my clients that are aligned with their style and vision gives me great satisfaction.  Yet, every now and then I schedule a session just for fun.  It may be driven by something I saw in nature, a flower, a leaf, a landscape.  it may be inspired by other photographers who I respect and learn from or it may be something I see in other creative outlets.  

I am always inspired by the portraiture works of the American Artist, John Singer Sergeant.  Some day I will be able to recreate Portrait of Madame X (if you want to be the model, send me a note), in the meantime here are two that inspired me. Lady Agnew of Lochnaw and Repose.  

During my client Sunitas photoshoot, her mothers beautiful silk saree's sheen reminded me of Repose.  I asked, she was game for it, and heres my version of Repose


Brielle and I had a play date once to create some images for Read across America.  As she sat in the leather arm chair in my studio, I thought of Lady Agnew.  Here's Brielle in our version of Lady Agnew



And for good measure, our Read Across America Image