Hello friends! I hope you are all staying warm this January. Here in the tri-state area, we've had some snow, and it looks like a winter wonderland now. Plus, it is freezing AF. 🥶
I'm not sure if I mentioned this or not before, but my partner is in the process of opening up a restaurant down in Keansburg, NJ. Last week, I was hanging out there working on some things from the 3rd-floor rooftop bar for a few days, and there was one day when I experienced one of the most beautiful sunsets I'd seen in a long time. It was one of those sunsets that stops you in your tracks and makes you gawk at the world's beauty. 🌅
I'm much more of an island gal because I love summertime. Still, I even was intoxicated by its beauty. It made me think of the things I take for granted about winter. It's a time of self-reflection and harvest of all the seeds planted in the warmer months. It's a time that makes me appreciate being "cuffed up" during the cold months. It's also a time when sunsets look different in the cold air. At least to me, they do. They "hit different," as the kids say these days. 👨🏽🦳
I immediately got inspired by the color palette and thought about the different looks I could create using this image as a reference. It made me think about how artists find inspiration from nature to create art. It made me think about Mugler's Spring '97 Haute Couture collection. Insects and bugs inspired all of these items. It's one of his most famous and renowned collections that's still referenced today, i.e., The Renaissance World Tour.
I'm no Mugler by any stretch of the imagination, but I can see how genius comes from looking to nature for inspiration. I plan on doing a look, and possibly a tutorial, for how you could recreate a beauty look using this sunset as a reference.
I also used this opportunity to try putting into practice some of the photography principles I've been learning about in my journey to learning more about the craft (see previous blog post). 🤭😜📸
Stay tuned y'all. 😘👨🏽🎨🌟