23 Sep

When you come to the edge of all you see…

When you come to the edge of all you see...

The title is inspired by the following quote by Patrick Overton:

“When you have come to the edge Of all light that you know And are about to drop off into the darkness Of the unknown, Faith is knowing One of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or You will be taught to fly”

I like this shot, but it ended up needing more post-production work than I’d originally intended. I don’t think that’s a bad thing, it’s just hard to see how this will fit in as the series evolves. The location of Jericho Beach park didn’t end up working well as a backdrop for what I had in mind, so I decided to shoot a new location to use instead. I went for an illustrated look, and I really wanted to capture an upbeat emotional quality, which is very different than my previous portrait of Susie.

Things are going well so far. I’ve actually ended up shooting these portraits more frequently than I’d originally planned. I’m working on the shots from session number three this week, and shooting session number four this weekend. Here’s hoping I can keep up the momentum…

© Rachael Ashe