When @happychopsticks and I did some shoots, we had a ton of pics from our sessions. I've shared quite a few of them on here over the years and it's clear he does amazing work (check him out!) However, there are a lot more that I didn't put up because 1) I didn't want to flood my feed with too much skin 2) I'm quite critical of my own looks and poses. .
This is one of those pics I didn't share because I didn't like how I looked. I'm getting into a standing backbend here: exertion causing the veins to pop up on my forehead, nostrils flared from breathing deeply, face about to turn red from the rush of blood to the head, and eyes are glazed from concentration. My initial reaction when seeing this was to cringe, I looked so rough despite the nice studio lighting and the great camera work. 😝
But rediscovering this pic on my old phone recently, I have a new found love for it. I look at it and I marvel that I can recall exactly how I was feeling then. And hey, it's not always about looking like it's easy and effortless, sometimes it's the effort and the heat of the moment itself we can appreciate. 🙏🏼🔥
Thanks for your efforts behind the lens and capturing the moment in the motion HC. 📸❤️