Your profile photos say something about you. There’s the obvious, the physical part, and the not-so-obvious subtle energies and vibrations that reach out beyond the screen and make the impression.
This part is the real you, the you beyond form, and it derives from your heart. It’s the most important aspect of a photograph yet it’s unseen, and difficult to describe. Your beauty lies not in your hair, or your skin or in your bone structure. Your beauty is inside you.
In order to capture that you have to set an intention. You have to decide to reveal it. The right light, the right composition, and a sensitive photographer enhances this reveal, but it’s in your control.
Getting your photo taken is not like getting a massage. Something isn’t done to you. It’s more like a dance lesson. The photographer leads, but you have to take the steps. You have to want to dance. When there’s an unwillingness to dance, it shows.
I suggest approaching your next photograph this way. Even if the photographer is...
To see a person, to enter their orbit and really see them, is the greatest privilege there is in this life. To listen to the story of another human being is to listen to your own.
I met Maggie through Michele Turner, and together we wandered high up into the Marin Headlands where there was this one abandoned bunker, this one old WW II gun emplacement, that I remembered had exquisite light. It was not easy to get to this place.
I did two ODEs for her and this one has never been seen. This is from that bunker with the good light and I love it because Maggie is looking off in the distance, not at the camera as is usually the case in these ODEs. The words around her are like thought bubbles that describe so much of who she is. Be open. Be mindful. Be curious. Dance.
Maggie’s was one of the very first ODEs, and she positively glows. She helps people connect joyously to work and relationships through an expressive form of somatic therapy that you can learn about at www.thetalkingbody.com