Updated: Jun 18, 2021
Captured by associate photographer Phil Lett
Equipment used Nikon Z6 85mm 1.8G Lens
Settings: ISO 50 1/80 sec at F2.8
Lighting: Natural Sunset with off camera flash and softbox
Styled, Edited and Modeled by Anita Dizgun
CREATIVITY has been my LIFE LINE. I recently watched a Netflix special by BO BURNHAM I love how authentically he described why he started this project. " To distract myself from putting a bullet into my brain during these CRAZY TIMES" Truth is, like many people, I can honestly say "I can truly relate" Dealing with my separation in December of 2020. Restarting my life and reopening my photography business only to be forced, just as I was getting stated, to lockdown for almost a year. Watching the world change in an instant. Surviving when all I wanted to do is thrive. Some may say that my oversharing, in my writing and my self portraits, may be "too showy". Vanity project? But to be 100% transparent it is my survival and the only way I know how to MAKE A DIFFERENCE. To see BEAUTY where I can. My attempt to leave the WORLD a little brighter than I entered it. To bring SMILES or sometimes tears to those who can relate. To INSPIRE. To remind that we are NOT ALONE in the loss and pain we feel and the RESILIENCE we all possess. To CELEBRATE another day without completely falling apart. Another challenging day I overcame...somehow. Fact is, there is a lot of crazy and negative things happening around us. A lot of ugly and hate we can spend our energy and focus on. Or, we can choose to share our JOY, our WINS, our PASSION. Make a positive CHANGE any way we can. This is my LIGHT, and I hope you don't mind me sharing it with you. My story. My photography. My portraits. My LIGHT on LIFE ️ Make sure to watch BO BURNHAM - INSIDE on NETFLIX. Thank you Bo Burnham for your authenticity, for being raw and for leaving my world a little brighter. You made me laugh, cry and inspire me to stop hiding as well. Never have I felt so LOVED, so SEEN, so HEARD and so FREE to be ME. A BIG ♥️ to all CREATIVES !!! Comment below if you feel the LIGHT! SHOUT OUT below if you or someone you know needs a little inspiration or help getting out from behind the shadows. With LOVE and LIGHT Scroll below for the unedited image.