And as I sit here mulling through images and plotting and planning our new adventure to someplace amazing… I realize these are my last images from the fest. All of a sudden my shoulders feel heavier, my posture gets worse and the feeling of loss hits … i really need to shoot again soon.
@meluxine @vassanta and @carlotta get the last words….
I still struggle to “see” the nude in the landscape, but luckily I’ve been blessed with working with all these amazing models, and seeing all the amazing photographer’s works… maybe one day I’ll get it. 🙂
The overgrown plant life in Kauai is incredible. @vassanta walked ahead of me after shooting in the creek and said “look at all this we need to shoot this.” So we did. The leaves were so huge I wanted to use them for more than just a backdrop so I asked her to cover her face with one of the leaves. Then the mosquitos arrived… And we ran.
For some reason each time @Vassanta and I work together we find something a little magical; from the perfect beach, to a river filled with gold flakes floating in it, to a piano randomly parked in the woods, this time we found Jacob’s Cabin from the famed TV Series LOST. LOST was filmed on the island of Kauai mostly on the North Shore and the Napali Coast, so I totally know Jacob paid us a little visit. We didn’t have much time here due to mosquitos but here are some images I just worked on this evening…
When I tried to find the cabin again it was gone. True Story. LOL (only LOST geeks will get that) Vassanta even found some fruit. Typical Kate move.
@billysheahan and I were talking and he made the observation that not one model at our retreat was under the age of 30. I’ve never really thought about that before other than to make sure everyone I work with is over 18 because age was never an important factor in my work. Though after it sinking in that every single woman there was over 30 years old it really made me happy. When I tell someone I’m 45 years old they always say, you don’t look 45. Well what is a 45 year old supposed to look like? What is a 30 year old supposed to look like and what is someone 18-25 supposed to look like? Are we supposed to stop being youthful? Does not looking your age give you more power or does it take it away? It’s something interesting to think about. Sometimes I wonder if I looked my age if people would take me more seriously or offer more respect by not treating me like a kid. Is looking timeless a blessing or a curse? And is it really all about looks or is it life experience shining through that exentuates a timelessness? And it isn’t specifically directed towards the female models amongst us since our one lonely male model is also over 30 and doesn’t look it. I’m sure the ravages of time will come for us all, eventually, though will that make any of us less beautiful or less youthful? The only thing we can really do is love ourselves and be patient with ourselves and try not to allow outside influences dictate when we are too old to be beautiful.