Sadly, all good things must come to an end. Such is the case with the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. L Brands has canceled the program, saying the decision was part of a move to “evolve the messaging of [the company]” and dial back the brand’s more extravagant marketing methods.
Before anyone accuses me of being shallow, there are a lot of different kinds of beauty.
There’s structural beauty where we marvel at the symmetry of someone’s face or aesthetic beauty resulting from a pleasing presentation well put together like a work of art.
There’s a beautiful soul who inspires admiration of her empathy and compassion.
There’s cuteness, often associated with pretty children, but present whenever someone looks so adorable that they possess a contagious attractiveness.
There is awe of someone’s genius or intuition.
There is beautiful strength, found in those who show an enviable strength or persistence in the presence of challenges.
True beauty is rare. And all around us.
One of my favorite new collaborators is Savannah M. With the annual arrival of the fall county fair to my hometown (and literal backyard), I proposed we do a “Grease”-themed carnival photoshoot.
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“Grease” is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy movie based on the 1971 musical of the same name by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The classic film depicts the lives of greaser Danny Zuko and Australian transfer student Sandy Olsson who develop an attraction for each other. The film stars John Travolta as Danny and Olivia Newton-John as Sandy.
I had the opportunity this week to do another photo shoot with the lovely Savannah, a new model from Alabama. I usually stay away from railroad tracks (too cliche), but the railroad bridge in Gadsden offered an interesting backdrop for a portrait session. As an Alabama model photographer, I’m always looking for great settings and awesome new faces.