I’m excited for my newest and latest addition to the kristen ritchie photography family – artful boudoir. I’ll keep you updated for it’s full launch happening soon!
It has come to my attention with more frequency the number of people who tell me in a private email or in person that they enjoy viewing/reading my blog to which my immediate reaction is one of surprise b/c the Comments left on my posts is, ahem, so infrequent. Now if you are one of the few who leave Comments, disregard what I’m about to say b/c it’s not directed at you.
I know what it’s like to feel shy or embarrassed about leaving comments on people’s blogs who you don’t know. However, consider the individual who is putting themselves out there creating these posts as they are being just as vulnerable sharing their art, words, thoughts, etc. with (potentially) the entire world! Exposure. Exposed. And to be honest, it’s hard not receiving feedback. It’s like having a conversation with someone yet you’re the only one talking. If it’s not obvious what my message is, let me be very clear – – If you are viewing my blog, I would LOVE to hear from you in the Comments section. You don’t need to feel the pressure to write something witty, clever, etc. It doesn’t matter.
I had a friend recently share with me what she felt when viewing one of my film images and I was WOWED by what she wrote b/c I would never think one of my images could conjure the feelings or thoughts she spoke of. It was very cool for me. I would like this blog to be a two way street. It gets lonely on this one way track dontchaknow? 😉
So to reiterate, please don’t be shy. Introduce yourself. I’m so happy to hear from you.
(the above image shot on 35mm film)
Four more images with my experimentation of using 120 film. We all know art is subjective, and often I feel myself editing images or even leaving images out of a post b/c of how I feel about it. I decided not to allow my personal feelings determine whether any of these images were posted today. Good or not so good. I like a few of them more than others b/c of what I see in them and I want to allow you the same opportunity. It’s our experiences and stories that draw us in or otherwise. So even though these images are very personal for me, I will share them with you and not need you to see or feel what I do when I look at them.
I suppose these winter scenes are what’s to come for us in the northern hemisphere, huh? Brrrrr.
In high resolution, the snow footprints are in focus, but it’s difficult to make out here.