I was sorting through some of my oldest competition shots with some guys on Cece's chatbox the other day, and I came across some of my favorites from Bitten's old competition, "I'm No Dummy". If you don't remember it or weren't a participant, you really missed out -- she and the other judges put together one helluva fun contest!
One of our assignments was Skiver (I had never even heard of the word at the time, oy), and we all had to show our model engaging in some type of hooky activity, calling in sick to work or school and showing what they did with the free time. As difficult as it was, I had a blast making that pic -- getting all the extras to do exactly what I wanted them to in the shot was a little crazy at first, but the little pixelated hellions really worked with me, lol (these are some of my favorite extras ever).
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My model, Piper O'Shea, and her granola gang
This pic brings back so many memories of college to me -- I used to hang out with people like that all the time (wacky, fun-loving free spirits, somewhere between hippie and goddamn odd), and it would be so cool to just crash somewhere with food and music and take pictures and debate philosophy all that jazz. And it also reminded me that there was a time long long loooooong ago that I actually LIKED this time of year. It's so damn hot now that I can barely stand to go outside at all, much less hang out there for any length. o_O And while I've always hated the heat and preferred the cooler/cold months, there's something to be said about reveling in the sun and fun of summertime. Blistering, suffocatingly hot summertime. Just...chokes the shit outta ya.
Just a random silly memory...I'm painfully (and embarrassingly) nostalgic. :P
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