Saturday

some thoughts from yesterday


i’ve always been a lover of the ugly pretty. i don’t mind shooting in harsh sunlight or when my model is looking the other way or has a tangled mess of hair on her face. my camera clicks when someone takes a deep breath in or are tying their shoelaces on the side of the road. this year i want to shoot that more than ever. i want to shoot knees with bruises and hands rubbing tired eyes with dirt underneath plain fingernails. i want to run around barefoot in the forest with the wild bird i am taking pictures of in the few minutes of blue light after the sun sets and before the night sets in. i want to shoot designer clothing in the ocean and climb trees in dresses. 

so i would like to start. this is me. dan took some pictures of me in the blue light after the sun sets and the night sets in, in our front yard. this is me with bruises on my arms from listening to live music and bruises on my legs from being clumsy. my messy hair on my nape, barefoot and sitting in the grass. i hope this year is the start of something different - something more natural and more honest.

i want to breathe life into my photography like it breathes life into me.

35 comments:

  1. beautiful! i love how natural these photos are. and i really love this "blue light"
    i'm looking forward to your new work!

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  2. I'm so excited to see what your work of this year will bring.. it's such a breath of fresh air to see more natural, yet so beautiful photographs!

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  3. I'm looking orward to it nd hoping to be more honest myself..


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  4. Love this, so beautiful; both the words and the pictures.

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  5. I am in love with everything you have said. I want to do all of those things, ah. Take me with you, hehe.

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  6. Can't wait to see what you come up with- these pictures are beautiful. x

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  7. I love the first photo, it´s so beautiful!

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  8. i love all of your pictures :)

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  9. Julia you're so inspiring, I'm loving these thoughts from you, and I can't wait to see more. I respect so much your passion for photography and I wish I could be like you some day! Heh x

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  10. Ii love this two pictures, the light and the atmosphere! I love this idea of natural shots... I can't wait to see it!

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  11. Stunning!

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  12. I love your blog! The photography is so beautiful! Magical even! Following you <3

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  13. What a beautiful, raw post. I love it, and I love these photos. You're incredibly talented.

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  14. your goal sounds amazing, something i'd like to try. but people are so judgmental and cruel here it's a shame i would never be able to achieve that.
    is dan your bf? he must be a lovely person. i wish i'd meet someone who'd understand my dreams and help me to accomplish them.

    you are very inspiring. i hope i can find myself like you do xx

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  15. Amazing. And I can't wait to see those more honest shots... ♥

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  16. beautiful photos and thoughts! waiting for the shots <3

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  17. amazing shoots!!
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  18. beautiful photos. I really like the second one!

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  19. You take such breathtaking photos! Which camera do you use? and lenses?

    xo

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  21. You are such an inspiration, I can't wait to see what this year brings on your blog!

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  22. "Ugly Pretty" photos are my favorite since they tend to be much more interesting to look at. So excited to see work throughout this year.

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  23. julia, really every picture of you gives a special mood
    I take the time to view every picture and the longer I look at them the more special it is. I wanted you to say this and I hope you read it :)
    really, you're an inspiration to me - and for many other TOO

    if you want to achieve something then let it inside you and let it fill up you and I'm sure then it will happen. I wish you very good luck!

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  24. This was beautiful. . . I absolutely adore your blog!

    Oona (adventuredarling.blogspot.fi)

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