Dear Me: Day 154

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UploadedMay 25, 2011
TakenMay 24, 2011
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Day 154/365

I had a GREAT night tonight. Seriously. I went to the first burlesque show I've been to in months. i've been so sick I haven't had the energy to even go to a show, much less to photograph one. So tonight was a big event. The Dallas Hot Rods and Heels show is a major event around here, with amazing new and new-to-DFW acts, awards, vendors, even a small classic car show beforehand.

We skipped the car show, and just went to the Burlesque portion of the evening and in typical fashion, I did my shooting without flash from the cheap seats. Part of that is because I'm too shy and self-conscious to ask if I can stand at the stage edge with the pros, but part of it is that I LIKE my view. I like to catch the sets from the audience, to show the performances as the audience gets to see them.

And tonight, photographing the show was like... seeing an old friend after a time away. Familiar, friendly, fun. And from a portfolio perspective, it's easily the best show-photography I've done so far. Some of the shots are really truly beautiful and I am so proud to claim them as mine. I felt like an artist again tonight. And it's been awhile... since I started feeling sick... since I really had that connection.

Tonight, I felt like this again, I felt this quote in every pore. I believed in myself again, in my art, in my passion... in MYSELF. And I know that there are people in my life that believe in me too, who have believed in me even in the times when I didn't. But tonight, I believed.

And it was beautiful.

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