My Nude Year: Day 187 of 365

Tonight was a difficult shoot for us. Shannon was very frustrated for one reason or another. As I said when we started this project you go through stages of satisfaction, frustration and just simply looking at it as another daily task. Today Shannon was frustrated at the whole project and the time it involves. Part of her frustration was our first pose idea not going the way we had planned. Once this idea failed we move onto the next and she was having a difficult time with the pose. It was a very physically demanding pose and at one point she just sat down for a short rest. It was during this short rest that I was able to get this lovely photo. Shannon did not like it and stated that we were just settling for an image but I disagree. As soon as I saw this I knew it was good. It shows a real person having expressed real emotion. It may not be the emotion she wanted to show everyone but it was real. Being that she was not satisfied with this photo we moved onto another pose and I was able to capture one last pose idea but it was not as strong as this one. This is not my ever-happy muse but it is indeed her from time to time. When the world around her increases in gravity and pushes her to the floor and all she can do is sit and bare the weight of it all.

Until tomorrow,

JW Purdy

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