Professional Detroit Model Photographer Mary DuPrie
I labored today. Cleaned and painted my radiators at the studio. Stripped my floor in a 20’x20′ bay, yuk, a hard dirty job. Went all out with oil based paint and primer. Got a big sliver of glass in my finger I can’t get out… boo hoo
When shooting models it’s ok to have a loft studio in a somewhat bad neighborhood. The building is getting a bit junkie and I can’t do anything about it. I’ve complained numerous times and the management company does nothing. I moved in 21 years ago and it looked a lot better back then. There are overgrown empty lots with tossed out furniture on the way to the studio… it can be a bit… ummm, scary.
I just say it’s a “New York” experience, sounds better than a “Detroit ” experience.
When you shoot models it’s not that big of deal. Trying to shoot portrait and boudoir clients unfortunately it just doesn’t fly. So I better be worth the effort to get to me and the studio has to look all arty farty.
My studio looks good, not great, it could look a lot better. It’s easy for it to get messy. I wish I had less stuff. I give it away, I throw it away, I sell it… but I still have way too much.
I’m glad I got rid of a big expensive uncomfortable velvet couch last month (the hoarder down the hall took it) that no one ever sat on. I watched two hours of Hoarders tonight, I find it compelling. It’s like a horrendous car accident you can’t look away from. I’m not a hoarder but I am a magpie. I think all artists have a bit of collector in them. Once in a while a good paint and purge feels good.
I’ll be announcing a work shop space giveaway tomorrow for my upcoming September 17th-19th work shop… it will be a fast little giveaway. So don’t miss tomorrows post!5 comments