I bought numerous things during Breyerfest and the following week. These are the non model purchases. I’m waiting on a few more things to arrive, but these are the things I was most excited about receiving.
During Breyerfest I commissioned Anne Field of Field of Dolls Studio to make me a doll. It was my first time commissioning a doll. I asked if she could make a Black English riding doll that was a semi-self portrait.
In the beginning of my hobby involvement, forums were still a major way to interact with other hobbyists. I quickly found photo showing and it was perfect. All I had to do was go into my backyard and shoot photos of my models. I, of course, gravitated towards performance.
I had a lot of fun setting up scenes, no matter if the background was realistic or in my bedroom.
I never did, but that didn’t stop me from appreciating people that do! I love model horse photography—there are so many talented model horse instagramers.
Since the country wide group project appears to be sitting at a D, I don’t foresee large gatherings increasing in frequency or number. Which means live shows aren’t something I see myself attending in the near future. In a different world I would be looking over the upcoming shows and deciding on a show string, but alas, such things aren’t happening.
This has gotten me back to thinking about photo showing. I would love to show, and photo showing is an alternative offering. It takes a different skillset to take nice photos of models, and I’m up for the challenge.