As an artist and not just a photographer, I sometimes get in a very creative mood. Sometimes I’m inspired slowly, the idea takes time to grow and I have to plan ahead in order for it to come out like it is in my head. Other times it’s almost instantaneous, like a spark, and all the ideas keep coming to me to the point I write them down to keep track of all of them. Sometimes the spark can be triggered by something I see, but this particular inspiration came from a song. I was driving (which I do a lot of) by myself and I was listening to Dusty Springfield’s “Son a Preacher Man”. All the sudden all of these random images of a late 60’s, early 70’s woman dancing in a sun bathed house with a martini glass in hand came to my mind. I instantly texted my good friend Tawny , who has an amazing collection of vintage clothes, and asked if she had free time soon because I had a concept in mind and I wanted to use her. She said of course and we started planning. About a week later we shot the images you’ll see below. Here are a few of the various songs and some images of Tawny’s mom (also my high school Art teacher who taught me SO MUCH) that inspired me and I listened to while editing. Hope you enjoy my lil idea.
Here are a few images of Tawny’s mom from the same era. Cool right?! They look like twins!
And here is our shoot