We are sometimes discouraged or mindlessly misplaced by the worlds manifested manipulations. We are forever chased by our own sorrows and misfortunes that we mistakenly mislead our own greatness. But, we are power. Like before, we are forced by forces to feel that we are never enough. We are not enough pretty, we are not enough smart, we are not enough body, mind or even soul. However, there is a place untouchable. A place protected by our own positive progressions that plays an important role in who we will become. That is the place that we must forever invest, forever protect and forever embrace. That is what will make all of us Forever Brilliant.
Subject/model: Brittany Kelly
As she once slipped through the roads of forever, her brilliance held tight.
This is a sneak peek of a series called “Forever Brilliant.” As I am constantly on the prowl to find the things that motivate me to create, I am also discovering that creating should have no boundaries or laws or even rules. “Forever Brilliant” is a representation of how we should feel rather than how we do feel. Opening up our souls to accept the most brilliant of things can happen when you least expect it. However, in my world, it is a fact that what you feel is what you are. We are all “Forever Brilliant.” Check back on http://www.brilopez.com for “Forever Brilliant” coming soon.
Photographer: Bri Lopez
Subject/model: Brittany Kelly
She has a voice unlike anything Ive ever heard. Though I only was able to listen briefly as she is still perfecting whats next to come, I would like to thank her for giving me the opportunity to be the first to photograph her. The first image is from a series of others that represents her more subtle, sweet and natural side. The second photo represents Jewel as she is becoming more domineering, sure and most importantly strong. This photo shoot in particular, taught me the value of making my subject as comfortable and free as possible. I enjoyed how free she was around me allowing us to work at a steady, but productive pace. These are only 2 of many, but I want to thank Jewel again for allowing me to share these moments with her.
Make Up by: Meghan Knight
Here is one of my favorite shots from my visit to Santa Monica.
Here is one of my favorite shots I took while my time spent on the Brooklyn bridge back in May. Although I have a lot of pictures to go along with this, I think Ill save them for a more meaningful and extended piece in the future. This is just the beginning of my aim at becoming a traveling photographer.
I find myself in a refuge, which has bound my most precious memories. The skies have fallen and I can feel the kill slowly inching its demons up the crevasses of my back.
But love, yeah that shit, tight and gripped like a serpents last taste has saved us. Whether it be love with her or him or it or they or today or yesterday or fuck it. Its love that will bind your most precious memories.
-somewhere on the Brooklyn Bridge
We randomly stopped our GPS and pulled over on a street we knew nothing of. Out the car and half way up the block we saw something unusual. Not unusual in the sense of foreign or unknown, just unlikely. It was a wishing tree. A tree that sat in an unfamiliar part of LA which stood out almost on purpose. A kind gentlemen, an artist I guess, as his open door exposed a space drenched in colors and paints and canvass of things. Nice things. He approached and explained quite kindly the tree in which we were so curious of. Afterwards he gave us pieces of paper and pencils to write our wishes and hopes and dreams. For a minute I pondered on what to write or where to start. What was most important, so much so that the universe would grant such a wish? Then it came to me and I wrote. (wish undisclosed).
I say that to say that I would of never guessed in a million years that a wish of mine would sit at the top of a tree in a part of LA I know not much of. Simple yes, important, of course. Its what we find on the many journeys in our lives that make us exactly what we are at this very moment. But first you must go. Go find the experiences rather than sitting and waiting for them. Dreams and wishes do come true so it doesn’t hurt one bit to find a wishing tree in a city you know nothing of who is willing to carry and accept what your heart truly desires. Where is your tree?