Jessica June Dick
Pacific City, OR
I began working on Butterflies and Lace because I was feeling worn out as an artist and a photographer. I was feeling lost and I wanted to strive to incorporate this feeling into a session that would symbolize this need to “break out” from the place I had been stuck for so long. I hold a strong belief in taking time to do art, just for the art of it. Sometimes I find myself so completely drained of my creative energy by the end of my busy season that my heart physically aches. I develop this need to express myself and to reestablish my identity and style. Inspiration shoots are very important to me because they allow for that time to fearlessly explore photography. I can break rules, establish new guidelines, find new techniques, and try new poses. There is no failing, there is simply freedom of expression.
I began this project with daydreaming. I started pinning things that were beautiful to me, studying fashion trends, exploring different dress styles, and looking through a variety of fabrics. I worked with a very talented hair and makeup artist and worked extensively with the model. This hard work and investment helped bring my vision alive. The hard work that went into it made the experience all that more rewarding.