REBLOG – Institute Magazine – Kiev Beauties
This REBLOG features photographer, Karim Nassar. I couldn’t find a site for him, but i love his work on this spread! 🙂
As you guys know, I have been on a huge beauty photography kick lately. It is all I have been shooting and those are the images lately that are really standing out to me as being beautiful and inspirational. This shoot is one of those exact types of inspirational work! 🙂
I have actually had a few people tell me that my work is kind of boring and the things that I find inspirational aren’t really that good of images. People around me have the idea that “fashion” and “beauty” images have to have some sort of crazy make up or hair and that it can’t just be simple beauty. I disagree wholly.
This shoot is a great example of simple elegance and beauty. The make up is really simple and tamed. The lips are red, but that isn’t really anything crazy. There are lines of bright color, or lotion smeared on the faces, but it isn’t really over the top crazy. To be honest, my favorite of the images are the ones with simple and clean make up. Again, that is just personal preference, but it is what I am also trying to replicate in my own work.
Being a fashion photographer is being willing to try new things or try trendy things that will not get a lot of compliments. I am regularly told, “I’m not a fashion photographer, so I don’t really get your photography all the time.” This always makes me laugh, because I don’t make images for other photographers. I make images to express fashion and beauty for everyone. I have had to find my own way with what inspires me and what I find joy in. That is the only way to stay sane in life, do what you love and don’t let other people tell you what you want.
I would love to know what you guys think of this shoot. Is it too simple? Is it beautiful? Is it boring? Leave a comment and let me know!
Until next time, live your dreams and may passion never die!