Photography | Bustin Out for Breast Cancer Bra Decorations
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About My Photography Experience with these Bras
Each one was shot on location. I didn’t photoshop in any of these backgrounds you see in the photos (except one, but I’ll let you figure out which one). Driving around and trying to find places to photograph the bras was probably the most time-intensive aspect of this project.
One day, I parked my car, which was full of these bras, at Office Depot to grab something. When I came out, I noticed a note on my windshield. I looked at the other cars parked near mine and I was the only one with a note . . .
I turned it over and it was a note with a Bible passage on it about Jesus saving me.
So, I guess I was perceived as the local perv while I had these in my car, which I’ll gladly ‘take that one for the team’ if it means raising money for the Cancer Society.
Wherever I had to talk to someone to try and photograph a bra at their location I made sure I first explained the entire scenario and left mentioning the bra at the end. I didn’t want to scare people away: “Hey, um, can I take a picture of this crazy looking bra in your shop?” So I tried to be very delicate how I introduced people to the idea of what I was doing before I asked their permission.
I found a barber shop with these awesome chairs I wanted to shoot that pink Perm one in and started my schpeel with one of the barbers. As soon as I said the word ‘bra,’ he said, “Yea, but this is a barber chair, they wouldn’t get a perm in a barber chair.”
“Yes, sir, I realize that but I like the vintage look of these chairs, they’re great.”
“Yea, but this is a man’s chair, a woman doesn’t get perms in this kind of chair.”
“I understand that, I just think the look of this chair is very cool and would like to take a photo of it.”
“Yea, but it’s a barber’s chair, it doesn’t make sense for a perm . . .”
You get the idea. I have never seen or heard someone turn into a broken record so quickly. There was no way I was taking a photo in his place, I think he even felt insulted that I had asked to photograph a bra there, even though I had explained, like I always did, this is for the American Cancer Society raising money, etc.
That was the only difficulty I had with the locations, and I’m actually glad I ended up taking that Perm picture where I did instead, I think it turned out better.
I really enjoyed the opportunity to donate my time and creativity to this project and I hope I did justice to these bra designs. Enjoy, and feel free to leave a comment here on my blog about them.
All of the images below are low-resolution versions of the originals, please visit http://pictage.com/929265 to buy hi-resolution prints.
- Susan Begley
- Greer Bohannon
- Gloria Carrico & Denise Mitchell
- Charm Circle Book Club
- Ann Covington
- Diane & Earl Crawley & Family
- Kelly Davidson, Citizens First Bank
- Mitzi Dooley
- Shonna Galloway, Western Kentucky Diagnostic Imaging
- Susan Carr Gardner
- Mark Hood
- Cammie Kirkwood
- Paula Kirby & Cindy Shelton
- Laurie Kwok
- Kama Liberman, Elan Hair & Skin Nashville
- Faye Christian Phillips
- Christy Schuette & Friends
- Kellie Steen & Kim Simpson, Junkyard Gypsies Home Consignment
- Gayla Warner & Laura Jones, Runaway Rabbit
- Vette City Roller Derby
And thanks to those in the event committee: Barbara Lally, Jeanne Marie Patterson, Debbie Vance, and Gayla Warner