At any given point in time, there is something weird on my camera. I'd like to think that it isn't just me, and that this is true of most entrepreneurs and creative types, but if you ask to borrow my camera, I'll pretty much always feel a strong need to run through my SD card nonetheless.
Because stuff like this happens...
What, you don't dress up and pretend to be in old horror movies in your spare time, too? (Actually, this was a really fun series of photos used to create some themed product directions for our new lip primer, but try explaining about 20 of these shots to an unsuspecting camera-borrower.)
See, the weird part here isn't the cat. It's the epic number of cat pictures. It goes from "Aww, what a pretty kitty! Is that your Soap Parlor mascot?" to "Wow... you really like your cat, don't you?" to awkward silence while the viewer presses the next button ever more quickly.
Additionally, you can never have enough pictures of soap. 247 to be exact. 52 of the same kind. The light shifted and I tried a slightly different angle. There's a difference, okay?!
Or a big hunk of cocoa butter eating a bath bomb. That happens sometimes, too.
Then, of course, there's the actual, literal art. The ink on paper kind. On the website, when all is said and done, you're given a lovely image like this:
Which is the result of roughly a million and one shots that look an awful lot like this. (Is that a curtain? Is she balancing her work on a windowsill?) Additionally, this has the extra benefit of meaning that since I do a lot of pin up work, my camera has ALL of the beautiful ladies!
In short, having a creative job is way fun, but sometimes it leaves you feeling like you have explaining to do.
Anyway, because I can... I leave you with this...
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