Janie Crawford

Inspired Photoshoot

     It’s been so long since I’ve put together an actual shoot. I had so much fun with this one; I actually didn’t get the idea for the shoot until I met up with Ty and I saw her outfit against the scenery of our location. I immediately thought of Halle Berry’s character in my favorite book ” Their Eyes Were Watching God”. The image actually came from the movie created based on the book. 

     In Their Eyes Were Watching God  by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie experiences three relationships that helped her to better understand  love, power, domination,  inequality and discrimination by the end of the story. In the beginning of the movie, Janie is wearing white dress when she see’s Johnny Taylor and sis decides to run up and kiss him and gets caught by her grandma. (see my mood board below)

I had so much fun creating these and even more fun editing them; below is a collection of my favorite images from the shoot. Let me know what you think in the comments and if you’d like to see more BTS posts like this.

The mood board I created at the lake...

My Favorite Quotes From Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neal Hurston:

“Love is lak de sea. It’s uh movin’ thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from de shore it meets, and it’s different with every shore.

“Some people could look at a mud puddle and see an ocean with ships.”

“She had waited all her life for something, and it had killed her when it found her.”

"Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men. Now, women forget all those things they don’t want to remember, and remember everything they don’t want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly."

“It is so easy to be hopeful in the daytime when you can see the things you wish on. But it was night, it stayed night. Night was striding across nothingness with the whole round world in his hands . . . They sat in company with the others in other shanties, their eyes straining against cruel walls and their souls asking if He meant to measure their puny might against His. They seemed to be staring at the dark, but their eyes were watching God.”

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“They seemed to be staring at the dark, but their eyes were watching God.”