Something like this:
This is a conceptual journey to love yourself.
It is not linear.
It is not easy.
It is messy & awkward.
All the time beautifully human.
I ask you..
Can you bear your soul..
And find joy.
[Model: @mandybraun - Instagram]
All Images Jady Bates © 2014-2016
This attempt at letting photos come to me was BY FAR, my most aggravating assignment to date.
I am used to street photography where I go search out images that 'happen' and 'grab' me.
But this was different.
I sat FOR ONE HALF HOUR at a curb, then an entryway, and finally at a window..
I did not see very many worthy images to snap...
And I have discovered through this (1) to be more patient, and (2) to not LET photos come to me..
BUT GO AND GET THEM!
Here is a gallery of some of the very few "best ones" - that are really not that "best"-like at all. (Some are ok.)
But a good lesson as always.
Once in awhile, well, BAM!