Monday, February 13, 2006

What came first? The chicken or Jasmine?

Why am I such a chicken? I swear, I should just lay an egg to complete this metamorphosis. I mean, the chicken and I both share entities like feet, breasts, and pointed breathing orifices, so if I sprouted feathers tonight, I wouldn’t be surprised.

I need—need—to be willing to go out on a limb and ask people if I could take their pictures. I mean, I know two (dos, deux, er, ni, shalosh) couples who are engaged, so why can’t I bring myself to ask them if I could snap their engagement photos? For crying out loud, I wouldn’t charge them and I would give them a CD of all their pictures, so what’s stopping me? My fear. Of rejection. Of incompetence. Of embarrassment.

I need to do this. Just need to.

But first, I will master Photoshop CS. This way, I can correct, crop, and colorize my images before they see them. Added to this list is to cure world hunger and to lose 15 pounds. On my mark…get set…go!

7 Comments:

Blogger Liana said...

Awww... Jazzy ... I FINALLY found your spot!! Soooo glad to see you have a blog world already going on. And girl- the way you wrap and weave words into beautiful masterpieces!!! Yikes - didn't you write a book with your papa too?? Okay, need to pick that up! Keep it up girl. Can't wait to see some OTHER types of art up here too.... like those kiddie pics...post em up!!! Post. Post. Shoot. Shoot. You CAN do it!! Okay, 20 photos due by Vegas on my desk - or else (yeah I gotta come up with that still).!! ;) LOL. Big Hugs & blessings,

L

10:51 AM  
Blogger Zoi said...

Wow, you sounded like me, its cool to read your old thoughts as I start my journey in the photography business(open my doors last May). I've only written on your blog a couple of times, but you have given me more inspiration than anyone I know when it comes to being a christian photographer. I have a fear too, and just this past weekend I got over that (well almost,lol) with God's help of course, and then on Tuesday I booked my first PAID wedding and just thanking God for his blessings. I hope to do what you've done in the past couple of years, meet lots of wonderful photog's, continue to be inspired, meet and shoot lots of wonderful couples and maybe eventually even buy a house,lol.
I'm starting to believe in myself, God and my mom and dh and my kids believe in me so I can't be all that bad,lol.
You words are so beautiful, you not only have a gift for photography but also for writing. I suck at writing, that's why I'm bad at updating my blog,lol.I thank God for you, thanks for constantly inspiring me.
Your fan.
Manuella

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Maddy Lesan said...

I just started reading your blog and I am in awe. I really love how seemingly easy it is for you to write about what you have experienced on your journey to becoming a great photographer. I really LOVE your work, and one day I want mine to look just like yours. I am also scared and intimidated by asking people if I can take their picture because I am afraid of embarrassment and of being turned down. However, seeing that you had the same problems and obviously you worked through them gives me so much hope. I love your work. Thank you for keeping your old blog active so we can all continue to learn from your struggles and mistakes.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jasmine,

I'm a french girl! Exactly at THIS point you describe some years ago for you!

I just dream to have your future in photography.

I started to read your new blog, and finally wanted to check your old blog, just to be sure you was afraid at the beginnig like I am... I think EVERYTHING you wrote, it make me smile all the text!

I LOVE take pictures, I love people, but like you I'm afraid to say "hellllo do you want some pics of you" LOL

So I'm a chicken... Right?!

Hope I'm a same sort of chicken you was... So maybe I'll have a future like you have now... HOPE HOPE HOPE!!!

I want to take a plane, and come in USA, and sleep in front of your door to be sure you'll see me, and maybe say "hey you, do you want to come with me, I'll learn you everything"...

Yes, I'm a dreamer too!

Anyway, you're really a good (amazing, incredible photograph) but more important (maybe), a amazing personn, so sweet, so nice with other people...
I'm happy to know you, even through internet.

Have a wonderful life with you nice husband.

French fan forever...
flokine2a@gmail.fr

8:43 AM  
Blogger linda said...

Love the deep introspective on how you are a shared entity with a chicken, two feet, breasts....

A visual slipped in me mind, thinking this through carefully. A chicken does NOT have boobies! I see a chicken in my mind and definitely confirm. There absolutely no nipples on a chicken.

Lol, I won't even touch the two pointed breathing orifices!

4:19 PM  
Blogger Bombchell said...

you've definitely gone far :)

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Apple said...

I love you Jasmine! I have been reading your blog since I was 16 I believe! you are and will always be one of my favorite people in the world wide web! I bet in real life too! I wish you just the very best! Thank you for making the world a better place!

7:29 PM  

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