I called this photo near sighted because I think it reflects Kacy's current outlook on life, as to whether that is accurate or not, I do not really know. That is my perception though, and that's about all that matters.
I wish that I could pin point exactly why it is such a pleasure to shoot Kacy, but I'm not sure I can. I have worked with many models, some have been wonderful, some have been really painful haha, and with the painful ones I still managed to get a good picture or two luckily.
With Kacy, every single shot, every single frame, is good.
This is rare...
I hope that I can take her picture for the rest of my life.
When I started photography, a close friend told me I was going to have to make a choice, between whether I wanted to be a good photographer, or a good graphic artist. He said this to me at the time because I was doing a lot of crazy graphics to my photos...Which I still do from time to time.
I told him I was going to be both, and when he said it, I think I took it too literally. Looking back, I have understood more of what I think he meant.
I want so badly to create moments that stick with people, moments that connect. I want so badly to create images that people see themselves in, rather then just pretty pictures they like and then forget. I want people to fall in love with the photos and develop a relationship with them.
This is not done when someones skin is perfect and edited for 4 hours, this is not done with crazy neon effects and faces having shit going on around it.
It's done differently.
It's done with emotion.
It's done with impact.
And if your photos don't have that, well then no amount of editing or graphics will make your photography relevant.
So taking my friends words into account, and my own ideals, I will always try to keep that thought in front of me. This is what drives me to do imagery that is interesting and different for the viewer, rather then girls in bikinis.
I suppose I'm not sure what provoked me to say all of this in a photo of just a girl with glasses on.
But shooting Kacy reminds me of this.
I wish that I could pin point exactly why it is such a pleasure.