Diary of a Flasher: I Never Considered Myself a Nightlife Photographer
photo by Jipsy, nefariousgirl.com
Behind every gallery I post, there are some interesting stories, especially when I am shooting a party or event at my free will. Not only do I see people as more interesting, but the entire experience is more colorful and I call it The Matrix zone, where I see moments frozen in time.
I observe carefully, by watching and listening. I find some of my best shots in a club or party are taken when the music is great, the crowd is having fun, and people get creative with their clothes -- and I'm not talking about Louis, Fendi or Dior. I love those, but the creatives always capture my attention and sometimes I make it into a session. I can't help it. I've found that it's become -- I pause because I hate saying it -- my art. There, I said it.
But who can't do what I do? Seems like anyone can, and according to a call I had last week, it's just about buying an expensive camera and presto, you're a nightlife photographer. As a matter of fact, the caller told me he would rather buy his own camera and shoot it himself than pay for my services. Yes, he actually said that.
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That just filled me up with so many emotions and words, that all I could do is just seriously consider doing my own show in the future and sharing my work and the stories behind the shots.
I never considered myself a nightlife photographer. All I'm doing is capturing the party while I document my life, sharing a moment with you all, and hoping you feel the excitement, too.
Visit Jipsy's web site at nefariousgirl.com.
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