Well, we’re a week into 2007 and if the first few days are any indication of what his year is going to be like, it’s going to be a good year. I’m really looking forward to diving back into life again now that the holidays are over. I feel inspired. I’ve been asking for what I want and I’ve been getting it. A very nice feeling.
I know it’s a long time until winter is over, but I already feel like it’s spring. Already a sense of renewal and rebirth. I think my head is blooming.
No, I know that sounds crazy, but I think it is. I feel like ideas that have been lying in the dirt like seeds have started to poke through into the sunshine. I’ve found three new models that are particularly inspiring to me and I to them and I’ve already begun shooting with one of them. Very promising. I’ll begin working with the second one any day now.
And maybe that’s why I feel like it’s spring. There is something about beginning a journey with new collaborators. Anything is possible. I’m very careful with who I work with these days. It isn’t just a matter of finding someone who looks beautiful. For me, working with someone who doesn’t get what I’m doing is just asking for frustration.
I’ve spent a lot of time talking with them before we agreed to work together and I really like what I’m hearing. All of them are unique, but the similar thread that they have is that they are excited about creating something new as well. None of them is a professional model and maybe that’s another thing that I like about them. It isn’t business as usual.
I find that some of my favorite images are those that we discover on the way to where we think we’re going. Everyone is learning. Senses are sharp and everything feels new. It’s an exciting time.
I’m keeping the work under wraps for the time being. Too early to open the oven yet, but I can tell you it’s good and there will be a lot of it in 2007.
Happy New Year indeed!