my favorite, most fleeting time of the year is that elusive space between summer and fall. it's cool enough to break out your favorite light sweater and heavier fabrics, but still warm enough you don't have to layer a million pieces just to stay warm. it's breathable, light, fresh, and uncomplicated. it reminds me of going back to college, where everything is new and promising and you feel so full of hope and ideas.Read More
fashion photography currie lee blogs about behind the scenes, side photography projects, and her love for personal style
if you follow me on instagram, you've probably noticed I've been throwing around the word "personal brand" a lot lately. and if you haven't been living under a rock, you've most likely seen others use it as well. it's certainly an overused word in an over saturated market of bloggers, freelancers, and side hustlers. but what does it mean? in a nutshell: your personal brand reflects your professional (and creative) reputation.Read More
all of us living in the mid atlantic can agree that the 2017's weather so far has been quite the anomaly. and that's how I feel about my life right now. the model in this series, Andrea, reached out to me some months ago and we were finally about to get together and shoot in late March, when the snow was still melting. I took her up to pretty boy reservoir which is a bit of a drive from the city so we were able to talk about life, work, love etc.
we both work in the creative field, for our day jobs and for our passion projects so we related to each other's plights of being creatively drained, not sure where to put our energy and what to invest in long term. I've been thinking a lot about this recently, growing increasingly frustrated. andrea shared that her father's advice on this particular subject was you can't put your efforts into more than one venture and give 100% to both. "yep," I affirmed instinctively. but if you've read my blog in the past, you know I do not do that.Read More
for the sake of just doing, instead of over thinking, over planning, over analyzing, and over perfecting, I'm going to keep this brief. back in october, when I started this blog, I had hoped to post to it once or twice a week. wellllllll, I've posted to it twice this year and it's pretty much mid-march at this point.Read More
in mid-February, I took the plunge and went to a couple days of fashion week. I had been wanting to try my hand in street style photography for a while, and the streets of fashion week seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so. I've literally never walked up to anyone and said "hi, may I take your photo?" until this weekend, and I gotta be honest, I kind of love it.
nothing beats planned and staged photoshoots for me, but I especially enjoyed the excitement and being exposed to a ton of different people who had different ways to express themselves and different reasons for being there.Read More
when you're tired and overwhelmed, there's only one thing left to do: photograph a friend (model & all around cool person, ally). this photoshoot was sort of a last minute idea, and there really wasn't an idea behind it at all just, "create!" sometimes that is for the best. I haven't photographed for myself in a good while, so I won't include much verbal explanation and will just let the images do the talking, so here you are:Read More
it's been over two weeks since I last posted to any of my curated social platforms. the break was unintentional, so I can't say with any sort of theatrics that it was good for me because the main reason I haven't been posting anything is because I've been too gd busy to even notice.
for many people, the month of january is about fresh starts and new beginnings. it's all #newyearnewme, but in case you didn't get the subtext in my last blog post, I don't believe in new year's resolutions so I don't take part in the "drastic habit changes that don't stick" frenzy. but the new year is a well establish cultural phenomenon in our society, so it's kind of hard to not want a least a bit of closure with the year 2016 and a clean slate for the year 2017.Read More
ever make a new years resolution, stick with it through january, trip up in february, and give up by march? yeeeeahhhh. new years resolutions are often ineffective because they usually don't address a core problem, instead they try to put a bandaid on a symptom of the problem.
anyone who has been w me on new years eve for the past eight or so years has endured three questions I make them answer and reflect on, and this year I'm sharing them on my blog (I posted them on my instagram last year). I don't know what compelled me to make these up as a teen, but over the years I've become really thankful for the time I've taken to reflect on progress and personal growth.Read More
"NETWORKING!!!!!!" hey, it's that word we all know. I know it, you know it. but what does it mean?? every time I heard it during undergrad I would shiver and tune out because I suffered greatly from social anxiety, especially when it had to do with the elusive career I was supposed to have after graduating (I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, by the way). instead of facing it head on I just avoided the subject. and when a networking opportunity came up, I fumbled through my words to describe what I wanted to do in terms of career. I sucked at confidently discussing my hopes, dreams, ideas, aspirations because I was embarrassed by earnestness and lacked direction.Read More