...thought I'd live dangerously and do a location shoot. Just as a (welcome?) change to the usual 'me against white background' pics I do. A reader did suggest that these are getting boring and, although I'm not one for pleasing the minority (because really, I please myself) an aesthetic change is always a good thing.
Naturally some things will never change... what's a 'Dusk pose' without something flying in the air?? Arms, hair, skirts, pigs (what? never mind...).
So I planned to do this after Flamenco class (hence why I had my tripod and camera) and I actually found some spare time!
Yes even spontaneity has to be planned these days.
MORE PICS AND WORDS AFTER THE JUMP
The reason I do white-wall shots is because they're easy for me, I have a little studio space in our spare room with my tripod already set-up and I just step in to it and self-click away.
When I'm out and about, I don't want to waste the now time, the 'being in the present' by taking images of myself within the environment instead of being with the environment... having said that, if it's a good location then fo' sho I'm going to be Vogue-ing it all over the place.
But otherwise, white-wall posing is just convenient. Particularly after work when it's late and dark. And you also don't have to contend with hecklers. (my family and friends don't heckle, my posing is part of their scenery now!)
As I was posing, a group of older teenagers walked past. Now I had already seen them coming so I stopped posing and started taking images because although I'm not shy, I really didn't want to deal with the usual bullshit. If you're a personal style blogger, you know what I'm talking about.
Anyway... as they walked past, a few whistled and one said "sexy!" and then a girl said "YUCK!!".
Hmm... I don't think I'm sexy either* but surely "YUCK!!" is a bit extreme?
I didn't take it personally because we all have different ideas of what is sexy and beautiful but it did make me think about why she felt the need to say that. And really, it was all about her.
*this is NOT a fishing expedition. I'm not looking for words to the contrary so please don't give them to me. I am what I am and I'm not sexy. I know this. I'm dramatic. My sensuality is a private aspect of me. Which is ironic considering that I am one of the most liberated thinkers I know in regards to sex and sexuality and most importantly, sensuality. But that's a post for another day...
Addendum Fri 2nd: my husband and friends are annoyed by what I wrote. They're actually rather insulted. So... okay... I don't think I'm sexy. They think I am. Each to their own.