Wednesday, June 3, 2009

my safelight

I really think I should just camp away from civilization for a few months. Being with nature really calms me and gives me focus. But then again, creating art does too. Maybe that's why I feel so exhilarated when both are combined.

Being back home is an overwhelming reality check, and I wasn't ready for it. My beast (as Claudia so rightfully names depression) has come back to bite me in the ass, despite me being faithful with my pills, and despite the wonderful adventures I just returned from. I just hope I can scamper back off to the woods and shake it off before it clamps on for good and causes me to backslide. I'll have to prepare myself more diligently before I come home again.

I must have been crazy, but Matt and I shot this the day I got home. Yes, this is a lightpainting and I electively chose to do an intensely hard pose. It was back-breaking. Remind me again why I always try to do the impossible?

Oh yeah, it's for art. He tortures me sometimes, but he's always worth it.


Stephen Haynes said...

An extraordinary pose, and an extraordinary photo. You and Matt continue to amaze.

Hope you get over the downers. Can't stand to think of you in that way.

Shadowscapestudio said...

A good dose of tenting will perk you up.
Super image.

blueriverdream said...

you're amazing! Lovely work on all your recent trips and shoots.

Here watch some "creature comforts" on YouTube, maybe it will be a distraction for a bit.

Anonymous said...

I know exactly why you do the grueling poses, Brooke. I do them, and then ask myself the same question halfway through, "What the hell was I thinking!". But it's worth it in the end, as this electrifying light painting demonstrates. You're brilliant! We abuse ourselves, but the effort, energy, and dedication, immortalized on film or paper or canvas, make it worthwhile. I believe that.

Beasts everywhere seem to be rising up, unfortunately. You, me, and others. Animals help me a lot.

Hang in there, friend. We've withstood it before, and we will again.