There is an innate sense of artistic expression that goes into photography. Each photographer brings their own view of the world to a shoot and seeks to reflect back to the viewer what they think is beautiful. I find beauty in everyone, but as an artist, certain people connect with you in ways that let the beauty flow with ease. I looked up the definition of muse and http://vocabulary.com defines it this way:
"As a verb, to muse is to consider something thoughtfully. As a noun, it means a person — especially a woman — who is a source of artistic inspiration.
In mythology, the Muses were nine goddesses who symbolized the arts and sciences. Today, a muse is a person who serves as an artist's inspiration. Often filmmakers talk about a certain actor being a muse — meaning the actor inspired a movie. Writers, painters, musicians, and other artists have muses. Muse can also refer to thinking deeply. If you muse about something, you're giving it serious thought. You can't muse in five seconds. People muse on certain ideas for years. "
I believe that I have found a muse in Candace. I've worked with her a number of times, and she always knocks it out of the park. Here is some of the latest work we've done together. She's beautiful, don't you agree?!
A close up of the one above:
And a different spin in the processing for a more vintage feel:
Model/Hair/Makeup: Candace Rice
Photography/Retouching/Styling: Tammy Zurak of Z Photog Studio