More and more with my photography, I grow increasingly in love with styling and props. I've tried to explain this notion to my incredulous husband, that there are people who actually do this for a living - and he thinks we live in a funny world.
I struggle with this idea and my books, but I'm going to keep chipping away at it. I want to style my books the way my favorite food bloggers style their food photos (did you know my dearest photography wish is to photograph a cookbook for someone?? 'tis true). But it's hard to do with books because they need to be propped open and you have to be so close to really see anything, and blah blah, oh it's hard to style my books! I can't believe I just wrote that down. #firstworldbookbloggingproblems
As much as I love moody lighting, I really do love pastels and happy bright light, and I definitely want to get better at that as well. I want to make pictures that remind me of my favorite Japanese photographer, Hideaki Hamada. Let's add that to the #firstworldphotographyproblems tab.
Instagram - my sweet mother in law gave me a gift certificate to Anthropologie, and I got a little sugar bowl and creamer pot. I'm obsessed with them and keep both on a wee little tray, right next to my sink, so I can see it all the time. Apparently the design is based on a Scandinavian folktale?? I just read that on the Anthro site. Or supposedly Scandi inspired? That just made me love it even more.