I am finding MY voice in photography and it is so liberating. I'm an eclectic person. My home may never meet the standard of a Martha Stewart Magazine (I think Martha's great BTW :), but it's me...my home is a collection of things that have stories...that make me feel happy. If you go to my house you will see old and new. Clean and rusty. Retro and Vintage and in some places a little more modern. I am finding that as I look inside myself to see what I truly am attracted to...it's coming out in my photography. So if I see something and I love it...I may take a note and give my interpretation of it later. I didn't create this style of photography and most of my peers didn't either...and that's ok. Maybe one day I'll come up with some amazingly brilliant discovery...but for now, I'm content with doing what I'm drawn to. If just one person is inspired by my interpretation of the "treasures" I have found...I would be honored. Take what you like and give your twist on it...every person is different. Wonderfully different.
I couldn't help pulling out some past images and playing. Of course this kind of editing isn't for every single image...but it's exciting that I know it's available and ready...especially for my babies. Here's some ways to use textures:
Before - (notice my ghetto fabulous watermark...hey...we all start somewhere ;)