An overview of the past year.
I have always been afraid of not having my own style. Of not being recognizable in between the masses. Of not being able to stand out. I've been working hard on my photo's over the last months, working hard on streamlining my jewellery line and my other 'productions'. I have tried many things, from using the exact same background always for every photo, to adding borders and frames to my pics, to making all my images square shaped, to adding dark corners for a vintage look. I love to make everything fit perfectly together.
The same background doesn't work for me. I get bored with it after a while and then I am in the same position as before: 'What now?!'.
Borders and frames take away the focus on my pieces or the subjects of the photo, and they are kind of ordinary.
Until now, what works best for me is a combination of making my images square, adding darker corners, using similar tones in backgrounds and making photo's now and then that show not just one product but a group of them styled into a nice 'still life'.
I think I did it. I think, a couple of weeks ago, there was this little twist, yes, as if I finally found the right button, and pushed it.
It makes me happy. Really, really happy.