Demolition Daughter-- the Girl, the Kimono, and What's Left of the Building
For today's portrait session, I thought I would introduce you to my daughter. With her own money, she recently purchased a beautiful Kimono. She plays with Barbie's, loves to draw, takes riding lessons, and sings. She looks like your typical cute daughter but, she also has two older brothers. The uninitiated might simply say, "so what." But those of you with similar family arrangements know all too well the hidden power of the youngest daughter, welling inside her.
This is the side of my daughter that rips the heads off of her Barbie dolls. She competes ferociously in swim team. So well she moved up to the harder group quite quickly. She has her own compound hunting bow. Why? Because she wants to hunt! And now, the same girl that sings while playing nicely with her dolls, joined the local Krav Maga training center! She has killer eyes and an appetite for destruction, with a friendly smile. Just look at the building behind her! A cute pink building for her? Never.
Upon arrival to the building while my back was turned to unload the car, all we heard was a quick "chop, crack" followed by a "stomp stomp." I flung around in time to see her dusting off, then regaining composure. She had the background she wanted. Possibly her "inner soul?" Her Yin Yang? They say out of destruction and chaos comes beauty. How fitting to find a beautiful girl in a beautiful kimono photographed in front of a building in disrepair.
For those of you interested in the technical details of my daughter's portrait session, I used a Nikon D850, Tamron 24-70 G2, and a Westcott FJ400.