Passion – Creativity – Emotion – It is all connected!
I believe it is in our perceived shortcomings where our real strengths come to the fore.
Women were created as creative beings, as creators in fact. We carry babies and we create homes for our families, we play the major role in shaping the caliber of the future generations. Every woman I have met has a desire or need to create something – from art to making the family dinner.
We are sensory beings and in such are able to recognize true beauty; we see it in creation and people. We see, we smell, we hear, we taste and most of all, we feel. This gives us a keen sense of observation. We truly see!
My dear friend and fellow photographer, Lezzet Abbott summarised it so beautifully: “Women connect on an emotional level to their environment, they are heightened by all their senses and because they are the nurturers by default of their nature, it is a relaxed interaction with their surroundings that flows naturally without any forced or willed gestures. The photograph is merely the end product and an encapsulation of her relationship with her passion.”
We are born storytellers – we love to share our daily mundane experiences with our people and hear them tell us about theirs, we even gossip. It is a fact that women use social media more than men and worldwide trends, according to Pam Grossman, the director of visual trends at Getty, are contributing to a shift away from the stereotyping of women.
But, there is more…the female soul is a passionate one. We yearn to love and be loved. We care, we nurture and we ooze empathy. Sonia Small of Kaleidoscope Studios said it like this: “As a wedding and glamour portrait photographer, I feel that photography is not only capturing an image, but rather a soul’s connection with my subject. Personally, I feel this connection is easier for women and it comes more naturally”.