Sanne in Edinburgh
One inevitable aspect about vacation photos, especially if you are going with friends, is that you probably won't be in most of the photos you take. And as much as I love Sanne, I wish I had more pictures of myself in these gorgeous places. For example, I think this was our first morning in Edinburgh. And we were walking to the main drag. And I just remember being struck by how phenomenal this lighting was. So I was all "Sanne, get in there, and let me make you look beautiful."
That is one thing I really enjoy about photography. The power to manipulate and work with light. To work with people's faces. To make people beautiful [not that Sanne is a bad foundation to work with. I mean, look at that face]. But I think I really enjoy romanticizing people in images. I wonder if it's partially because I wish they would do the same to me. Or if I could to the same for me. To capture myself in a moment. The best of me. But I can't capture myself. So I settle by capturing the best in others.
How fantastic would it be to be a street fashion photographer. I wish I didn't feel so weird about stopping people in the streets and asking if I could take their picture. I would like to take your picture. You, reading this. I'd like to take your picture. Not in a creepy way. But just let me put you where you are and let me make you beautiful. Because I know I can do it.
I'm kind of in a weird place tonight.