Outfit: Eye of The Beholder

Larkspur Vintage | Outfit: Eye of The BeholderLarkspur Vintage | Outfit: Eye of The BeholderSOME THOUGHTS TODAY…

Having a photographer boyfriend (who doesn’t take my pics, btw…I feel quite strongly about doing everything myself), I’ve become much more aware of the images I am shooting, how I am editing them and what ones I share. I am so far from being a skillful photographer and editor – I’m constantly working at that, trying to improve it, trying to give an honest depiction of myself and what I’m wearing, while also creating a striking image with bright, vibrant colours. It’s hard, to say the least. I have taught myself everything, all on my own up until this point. But now I have someone who can give me feedback and explain why something works and why it doesn’t, how to create the best possible image…if you are looking for a technically perfect image, that is. This is where I find photography to be so subjective. Because what I may think is a beautiful image may look absolutely flawed to someone else’s eye. Does a technically perfect image make the best picture? And if not, what does make the best picture? Do we feel cheated when an image is clearly over-saturated and over-exposed? Do we think the blogger is being dishonest and trying to deceive us? Or are they just working with what skill they have and what they think makes a good image? It’s hard to say. I like pictures that create a feeling more than something that looks absolutely perfect (if I’m being honest, I don’t know what is perfect in photography). But, I can absolutely feel moved by both. Anyways, I don’t have answers for any of these questions. As in all art (and beauty), it’s in the eye of the beholder, I believe. I feel incredibly lucky to have such a talented person at my disposal; I see myself improving day by day, gaining knowledge, while also becoming aware of what I think makes a good image. It’s important to always maintain your voice, even if others tend to disagree with it, but being open to change and growth is never a bad thing.

Blouse, Cardigan, Coat, Shoes: thrifted | Skirt & Hat: Common Sort | Tights & Gloves: H&M | Bow tie: handmade
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8 thoughts on “Outfit: Eye of The Beholder

  1. casa marengo creative says:

    I think your shots look great. And, in fact was wondering if you had somebody following you around town get all those great shots. How are you doing it? Do you just haul a tripod around town? I’m the world’s worst photographer, so just curious.



    • Larkspur Vintage says:

      Thank you!! And yes, I do take my photos with a tripod. However, I don’t really haul it for too long. I plan when to shoot, so I only carry it with me to and from the place I am shooting. But yes, I do all the shooting myself. It’s taken a lot of practise, that’s for sure. It’s way easier to have someone else do it for you and far less time consuming. But I actually enjoy it. So I can’t complain.

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  2. Bonita Vear (@bjvear) says:

    I think the thing that is so interesting about photography as it is definitely a fabulous way to view the world through the artist’s eyes ~ how compose a shot, how they partake of the light… It’s a window into the photographer’s soul; and what they do indeed, deem to be beautiful.

    It’s also a lovely to recognize when someone has similar artistic taste to your own and you can appreciate their stunning compositions ~ of both outfit and photography in this case! 😀 ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill


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