I’m almost ready for the photo shoot scheduled for Thursday. I have been putting this one together practically since the day we finished the last one in September. Wendy made lists, we’ve been freshening up samples, setting deadlines for finishing, Linda has sewn in labels, and made tags. We have a half a dozen new things, a few things that have been reknit, and things that needed new photos.
As you might gather from my blog photos, I’m not much of a photographer. I never owned a camera until a few years ago, and have only recently gotten the hang of it. So it is hard for me to know how things will actually look when photographed. I’m learning, but this is a whole new way of looking for me. I am really grateful to have found Nancy Rothstein who totally gets the photography and who seems to like my work. Then I found great models too.
I feel like I need “props” when we do these shoots, but I am not at all a “prop” person so I literally lay awake trying to think of things to use. Most things I thought of using are packed away. I’ll have to depend on the work and the models to do most of the work.
I was fascinated to watch the documentary on the Vogue Editors. I am always muttering when looking at fashion magazines because I hate those “story” editorials. I am only looking to see the clothes–I don’t want to be told a fairy tale–to me the tale is what I conjour up when I see the clothes. But I loved hearing about their process–even if it doesn’t really work for me (damn it! I just want to see the clothes).
I’m totally a process person, so these deadlines created by photo shoots, TNNA, or other self-imposed deadlines are really good for me. Otherwise I lose interest just when it comes time to actually finish things. The pretty sweater in this photo is a piece caught in the process trap. I have more than one person bugging me to finish the pattern. The red piece is the Valentine Thong. Reknit, and the pattern is all ready for release when there is a new photo! Eventually everything gets done!