Monday, February 1, 2021
'A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer's identity.'
Although I have sort of a mission statement, a philosophy I try to follow, I don't really have many rules for FH. When it comes to art, rules can be annoyingly restrictive. That being said, I've struggled whenever an artist includes fur in their imagery. I hate cruelty of any kind, and as an animal lover, the fur trade the most brutal of industries. When photographer Tom Nakielski (Lights On Studio) recently sent on this Groundhog Day themed hoot, I wrote him back that I didn't feel I was comfortable with sharing the shots.
This wasn't easy for me to do. I'd asked Tom to shoot something for the holiday. I knew Tom still had the stuffed groundhog from his previous Groundhog Day shoot. I also loved Tony, the model Tom chose for the shoot. Tom has always created incredible holiday imagery for the site, creative imagery I continue to look forward to featuring. While I wasn't initially comfortable with using the shoots, me being me, I soon began to feel uncomfortable about not using them.
Tom is always wonderful to work with and laughed at my response, he also assured me that he was more than fine if I chose not to use the images. He did however, want to clarify his and Tony's goal for the shoot. Tom assured me that skinning the adorable woodchuck wasn't on either he or Tony's mind.