The days go by so fast. My son is a Freshman in college already!!! He graduated 2020 when Covid hit. That was an experience but we survived. Take a close look at the moments around you. Embrace all the chaos and imperfections. There's a sort of trend going around where it's 'popular' to say you love imperfections. But, I mean, really—document those moments that aren't perfect. Look for the important, sentimental moments rather than try to stage some sort of image you have in your mind. When I am shooting, I let the moment be what it is. I do give slight direction but the more I give direction the more staged it looks. I walk around and move to different angles and images like this are what happen when we do that! Your imperfections are what give you humanity. When thinking about our flaws, the majority of us try to find ways to hide or erase our quirks or personality defects rather than ways to embrace our imperfections. Everyone has something that annoys them, whether it’s limp hair, a curvy bottom, a quiet attitude, or a too-energetic personality. It seems there’s always something to work on, and the case proves true that the grass is always greener. You always want something you can’t have, just because goals are how we keep moving forward.
Many times, this urge for self-improvement turns a little mean and destructive. While it’s never a bad thing to improve yourself, often times our obsession with our quirks gets a little skewed. You see thick, bouncy hair on commercials and frown at your thin, frizzy mass. Or you see thin, blonde models gracing covers, and compare how you don’t measure up. One thing that we oftentimes don’t notice, though, is that our perceived imperfections are what set us apart and make us unique. They give us character and let us bring something different and valuable to the table.
In an effort to not become one
cookie-cutter society, we should embrace our “flaws” and see them for what they
are: Differences. But that’s easier said than done. To see the full gallery click here.