My LoveMore Movement Adventure

This lady is going on a wild adventure to Vermont via New York to photograph some downright

Melanie Klein

Melanie Klein

inspiring individuals for the LoveMore book. Despite all of the excitement around creating t-shirts and getting the LoveMore Movement site off the ground, the portraits for the book have been ongoing. I have had the opportunity to photograph some incredible people do far and when I finally sat down to inventory my list, I realized that I am almost done. At least with the photographic portion of this venture. In all, I will have around 30 people featured, maybe more if my count is off.

Next week, I pack my gear, a ton of tees, an open heart and hit the road. First stop is New York, to finally meet my dear friend and LoveMore Ambassador Kendra Sebelius, founder of Voice in Recovery and Embrace Self Love! I am excited to finally be able to give her a real hug! I’m also looking forward to photographing her and  hopping into my crappy rental (I went cheap, as is the necessity of a self-funded project!) and head out to the Wanderlust Festival in Stratton, Vermont. Two things, I’ve never been to Vermont (at least not that I can remember — there was a lot of traveling in my early childhood), and I’ve not been to New York since I was a kid. I may get lost and not come back west. Just kidding, I have my husband and son here and I really don’t ever want to go far without them.

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Vermont presents a whirlwind of inspiration — I have had the honor of meeting so many people online but this entire trip is about making real-time connections and spreading my wings. I am photographing the always inspiring Kate Bartolotta,  Jenn, and Chris Grosso. Seriously, this book is a dream come true for me. In the midst of my photographic geek-out, I look forward to diving in to the yoga cornucopia of Wanderlust Stratton. I’m sure it will be amazing. . I want to drink in the smells of Vermont and the energy of my fellow yogis. There is no doubt that my soul will be fed.

As always, my camera will be with me not as a weapon of mass perfection, but as a dynamic bridge between me and the people I photograph. This isn’t about stealing images or making someone something they are not, this is about honoring people just the way they are. Perfect in their imperfections.

If you’ll be in Stratton, and you want to squeeze in a mini shoot with me, I’m making myself available on Friday, 6/19. Email hello@saritphotography.com and put Stratton in the subject.

Be well!

Love and shutter clicks,

Sarit

 

Someone is Behind: 365 Project days 32-35

I better get my bum in gear! I have fallen behind and think I even uploaded two I shot in the same day. Oh well, no one is perfect.

Here you go, 4 days, 4 images.

“Demon Kitty”

I love this cat to the moon and back, but his wild side has demonic qualities. God forbid he runs out of food… if that happens, wear armor.

Demon Kitty on 365 Project

“Sacred Heart; Sacred Light”

Sometimes our hearts are broken apart, and sometimes they are broken open, but with each crack, each crumble, comes an opportunity for transformation.

Sacred Heart; Sacred Light on 365 Project

“Irony”

So much for getting a lamb shake.

Irony on 365 Project

“Hay-Yah!”

Prepping for the next test: this time, my shorty is going for brown belt! Bam!!

Hay-Yah on 365 Project

 

 

Love and shutter clicks,

Sarit

365 Project: Days 26-30 — Life Rolls On.

Took a break from daily posts. It was starting to consume my life, this project, and that’s not at all what it is supposed to do. It has, however, sparked some insane creativity, and for that, I am grateful. Having my camera out every day is a beautiful thing.

The wonderful Jessica Rosen (owner of One Down Dog), her husband Daniel, and their lovely dog Patrick, who is THE OG Down Dog, hanging out at the Photo Booth I hosted on the 26th.

A Modern American Gothic on 365 Project

This past Monday, I started teaching yoga to teens at my son’s school. It feels right in my bones, and I realize how much I adore this age group. Sure, I want to teach adults at some point, but to share a practice so dear to me with these kids is a true honor.

Courage on 365 Project

Light makes the ordinary extraordinary:

Succulent on 365 Project

I got called out to “stop, drop and yoga,” so this happened:

Self-Care on 365 Project

And today, well, today was weird. It started out rough, had some sweetness in the middle and then, bam, the shit hit the fan.

Where's the sugar on 365 Project

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365Project: Playing Catch-Up

Days 16 – 20 got by me. But here they are.

Day 16: An outtake from a LoveMore shoot. The real images are still being edited. But I couldn’t resist using this:

Hot Diggity Dog on 365 Project

Day 17: Sometimes it’s Texture, sometimes…it’s just a pineapple. This has become a favorite.

Texture on 365 Project

Day 18: Religious artifacts? Say what? Well, I was assisting a dear friend on a wedding shoot. What can I say. Oh, and it adds up to 13:

12 Candles and a Cross  on 365 Project

Day 19: I couldn’t resist a quintessential sunset.

Everyone Needs a Sunset on 365 Project

Day 20: Let’s be honest, this was shot on Day 19, but 365 wasn’t having it. So, here it is: Reflection– Windows provide an opportunity to look in and look out. Often times what we see is distorted, but what if we look at windows as an opportunity to find beauty within the distortion? We are not always what we see.

Reflection on 365 Project

This has been a real adventure, let me tell you.

Love and shutter clicks,

Sarit

Day 14: Bust a Gut

Tell jokes, laugh at your own foibles and try to enjoy every moment. The kid in you appreciates it.

Bust a Gut on 365 Project

This young man never fails to make me laugh. Ever. He’s in my son’s taekwondo class and watching him crack himself up tonight reminded me of how joyful childhood is and how far we veer from that silliness when we grow up. So, I dedicate this image to the grownups who need laughter the most. Go on, Bust a Gut!

Love and shutter clicks,

Sarit

Day 11 and 12: My 365 Project

Day 11: Inspired by the view from the new One Down Dog  space.

Room with a View on 365 Project

Day 12: Inspired by the lights in a tunnel, reminding of of the natural pauses we need to take, no matter how fast we are moving.
pause on 365 Project

What will tomorrow bring?

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