Mr M and I would shoot for WLLWPROJECT at least once every week, unless I’m confident that I have enough materials to keep the blog going for an x amount of time. As a result of that, we had shot at many many different locations, both quiet and buzzing. As much as I love the ease of standing in front of a white wall to create a consistently minimalistic and washed out effect, we prefer to take you to our surroundings with us because where we were at that moment in time had something to offer as well.
Last weekend we took off to a beach nearby to “do the usual”. While I love the atmosphere and buzz there, I kinda wished that people would just disappear when we were shooting. I should’ve gotten use to onlookers by now but I wasn’t. I felt jittery having to pose in the crowd. Technically I can’t really avoid photoshoots (ok I can but this is a whole different story) so I have devised this defence mechanism where I would avoid all forms of eye contact. I would just pretend that everyone (except for Mr M) was invisible. I tried to desensitise myself from the environment and I think it kinda worked its magic. I don’t know why I would get so conscious about myself because all we were doing was taking photos. If anything I should feel absolutely confident because we were actually trying to achieve a purpose and not just shooting just because (though I don’t see anything wrong with that either).
If you also run a blog that involves plenty of photoshoots outdoors, how do you deal with the many pairs of eyes that are on you?
Ps. The white+navy+orange+black combo is a current favourite (out of many favourites).