What does a landscape photographer and a blogger/fashion model have in common?
Or absolutely everything.
Those with creative mindsets are always drawn to each other. There’s always this magnetic, artistic pull that brings them together regardless of what spectrum they are on. For me, no matter what type of art you specialize in, if the passion is there, there is always the possibility of branching into a different artistic field and excelling. It is the same system, just a different branch. Landscape photography shows the beauty in nature, while fashion photography shows the beauty in clothes, style and design. Both of them tell a unique story, even to the untrained eye. To be an artist is to be versatile and step out of your comfort zone. Reaching for the unknown can be met with skepticism but if you don’t reach you will never realize your true potential—we are capable of so much more than we can ever imagine.
I have a very restless mind so I am always looking for a way to keep my mind busy and bring out every vision I have inside of me to life. This always leads me towards reaching out to people to help me with my vision. Reaching out to Lisa (also known as @DodaPhotoArt on Instagram) a landscape photographer to collaborate with me was a new experience for both of us. New for Lisa because she had never done it before and new for me because it was my first time working with her. It did not take long before she went out of her way, even with her busy schedule to pick a time and location for the shoot.
The night before the shoot was a bit hectic for me so I ended up sleeping really late and waking up even later. I did not only come late for the shoot; I went to the wrong location. This made me very nervous because Lisa was already there waiting for me. I am a stickler for time so that really threw me off. I did not want to give the wrong impression. When I finally got to the location about 30 minutes late, Lisa (I call her Lisa with the kindest smile in my head) was more than accommodating. She had her camera around her neck, a smile on her face and the blush of the cold winter air on her face. The thing about reaching out to photographers, brands, bloggers, and influencers to partner with me or collaborate with me is that I never know what to expect. As a person who is big on collaboration I am constantly looking forward to networking and meeting new people. A lot of times, I don’t get a response back or when I do, it is not a favorable one. Other times, I get the response I am looking for and when the response matches the outcome of what I had in mind, it blows me away.
Lisa blew my mind.
Lisa did a fine job of capturing me the way I wanted to be captured. Taking pictures in public spaces makes me really anxious. The thought that all eyes may be on me is enough to make me recoil into my protective shell and choose a more discreet location. But with Lisa, I was bold and brazen. I felt so comfortable in my element, the streets and open spaces became my runway.
Needless to say, I am eager to see where Lisa decides to take her passion with photography to next. Capturing the beauty of nature is outstanding but putting humans in nature and capturing them both can be a bit extraordinary.
What does a landscape photographer and a blogger/fashion model have in common? You decide….
If you would like to know more about Lisa and her work, please visit @DodaPhotoArt on Instagram and