The Wraith of Eternal Creativity, silently she hovers and whirls around the field and in the minds eye. We constantly chase her sometimes missing her appearance for she floats lightly above the ground. She twirls without a sound. When I do catch a glimpse, when she reveals herself to me she becomes vivid in grace and beauty when I grasp for her she is vaporal a wisp of smoke that slides through my fingers reminding me that I cannot hold her for she is a spirit, a thought, a dream that I may not possess but merely borrow enlightenment from in the moments she deems me worthy, a precious spark of inspiration.
This is the first image of a new series that I’m working collaboratively with Michelle Teague On. The entire series is being shot on location at Het Landhuis in Pittsboro NC but I will write another blog post this week about the entire event/series .
What happened: The shoot was planned for later in the afternoon/day and the rest of the team had to head home. There was a miscommunication with the model that made the photo shoot run much later than expected. But I waited and as I waited the sun was traveling below the horizon pretty quickly. The model showed up and we jumped into action as I quickly explained that she was intended to be naturally lit and we had about five minutes to get ready. We ran out to the field and let me just commend her partner for being so incredibly helpful. We ran out into the field and she had to climb a ladder in almost total dark! Her partner did a great job swishing the fabric and the model gave me incredible poses. I left happy with the work we did together and everything but almost positive we didn’t have enough light. I really left there thinking we were going to be reshooting and totally knowing I was happy with the work we did. I couldn’t believe we pulled it off we had just enough light left to create something beautiful and natural. We created the feeling and the idea was conveyed through movement, light and the surroundings. I want to thank everyone involved in creating this image; Michelle Teague my partner and co creator, Lisa and Chris Verwoerdt for their benevolence and use of their incredible space ( the series and is being created on their enchanted grounds), Jasmine Rhodes the model and her assistant.