Another shot from the Fashion Show I attended on Thursday. This day in particular, albeit chaotic at times for the students, I personally believe it went very smoothly. They executed everything with precision and professionalism. I would love the chance to thank them all, for being so generous with the photographers. They posed beautifully. I was very lucky to attend this; I was extremely grateful my sister invited me to this, as this was a huge day for her. Once it began, everything went perfectly. Even if models were struggling in heels, or feeling exhausted after an early start, or even nervous, it wasn’t noticeable. They were extremely professional, and just went with the flow. This model in particular, was immensely talented. Every chance she had, she would stare directly into my lens. Her eyes glimmered, even on a dull cloudy day. Her poses were extraordinary, and her face photographed exceptionally. She was incredible, as were the rest of the models.
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this showcase. I’ll admit, I was nervous. Possibly because I wanted my images to come out beautifully (if I say so myself, I think they did). And most of all, I wanted to make myself proud. Yes, the streets were crowded with people, but I didn’t let it stop me. I pushed my nerves aside, and didn’t let them overwhelm me. This is what I want to do, and I will certainly not let any anxieties crush me or knock me down. As a Photographer with anxiety, some things tend to stop me. But, thankfully, I have somehow managed and discovered how to control it in that moment. All I focus on is my camera, not about what people might think of me or my work. This Fashion Showcase was a fantastic way for me to prove to myself, that I can do anything I set my mind to.
Photography can sometimes be daunting, but the way I look at it, without Photography, my artistic abilities and streaks would be left unfed. So, for the rest of my life I intend to grab every opportunity, no matter how scary. I love, with the help of my camera, pursuing a love affair with life, and capturing its sheer magnificence.
Photography helps me to see. The camera is my tool, in which I capture what life has to offer.
‘I didn’t choose Photography. Photography chose me.’