Monday, February 7, 2011
Valentine's Day has never been my favorite holiday. I feel like it was a holiday created so that once a year people could celebrate their love for one another. However, I believe that if you love someone you shouldn't only celebrate once a year, but every moment you spend together. That's why every year I spend my Valentine's Day watching the beautiful girls I nanny for. It always ends up being a win/win situation. Their parents get to go out and celebrate their love for each other while I get to stay in and celebrate the love I have for these children and the love they have for each other.
For women everywhere Valentines Day is only a reminder that they're single.. this Valentines Day I am one of those women! This inspired me to do a photo-shoot portraying that you don't need a man or a date to feel beautiful, because there is beauty in independence alone. I wanted to capture Emily (an also single woman) as being beautiful all on her own this February 14th.
Valentine's came up for our concept I wanted to capture what is most important on this day, my Valentine. The two best times of my day usually consist of waking up to these eyes so I wanted to show that intimate moment of first thing I see in the morning and last thing I see at night. Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday. I’m not quite sure why, it may be red is my favorite color, or chocolate is my favorite food, or simply I’m a romantic.
According to Webster's Dictionary "love" is a noun meaning to have 'a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person', I agree. However that definition offers no balance, no yin and yang. To me love is also rough, discordant, sometimes uncivilized and can be scathing in the heat of rebuttal arguments. Love is devotion and love can hurt.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
I have always hated Valentine's Day. It seems as though the same people that have created a "holiday" for "love" are also the ones who push the "piece of meat" mentality every other day of the year. Shall we put the tongue back in his cheek?
The Irony of Idolizing!
The mind distorts and disfigures perceptions of those we are infatuated with. Eventually, they're no longer the person you met or spotted across the room and you're completely carried away by unreasoned passion.
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