… and 2012

I’ve written and deleted two posts. Being the first day of this hopeful new year, I do not want to talk about anything serious or negative.

Like the comments made by some moronical politicians and cops about fashionable women and rape.

I do not want to talk about the year gone by and hopes for the year ahead. I’ve read so many “best things of 2011” and worst of 2011 posts everywhere that my mind is on the verge of exploding. Who cares what movies rocked or not? There are probably a handful that I remember 10 years from now anyway, and I’m sure I won’t particularly remember which year it came out.

As long as there are quality movies to watch, I don’t want to make a list.

But then I came across Variety’s Best Dressed People of 2011 and I wondered – why the hell do we pay so much attention to fashion?

Possibly a stupid question from someone who shoots fashion… but then again, how many female fashion photographers are there? If we really love shoes and bags so much, shouldn’t we be wanting to shoot them as well?

But nope… not really. It is the men… and it isn’t because they have a better perspective. Would it be the sight of attractive women that keeps them going? The steady stream of bags, dresses, belts and more just bores me to death. I like the challenge of being able to capture objects but somehome, I like shooting more realistic moments.

My loss or my USP, as it may be.

But I’m still on the look out for those strong female photographer icons. Men and women approach things differently… it might be cultural or social training, but there you go. I’d like to see how much of the difference exists on this platform.

Who is your favorite female photography icon?

… and yes, here’s to a healthier, wealthier, happier and good-er 2012.

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