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The Light leaks Crush Collection was inspired by a song that I have been listening a lot lately. It’s called Anthem by Leonard Cohen… here are some of the lyrics that really inspired this collection.. “┬áRing the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.”

So yes.. there is a crack in everything .. that is the only way light can get in.. This collection is just about that.. the light that come through the cracks.. It’s a perfectly imperfect collection. This has nothing to do with creamy skin tones, no color casts, no blown highlights… I actually added a lot of the imperfection in the actions.

This collection was an answer to the many hundreds of excuses I was trying to have that for the past 5 years most of my pictures are just sitting unedited in my computer. And the reason I don’t ever edit them, is because I don’t have time, as I would like the pictures to look perfect.. but to live up to that perfect standard, I don’t think my pictures will ever see the daylight. I still wanted to add a fun artistic touch to my pictures, a very nostalgic and back in time touch.. a touch that when I will look at the pictures 10 or 20 years from now, it will evoke the same memories as when the picture was taken.

Light Leaks Crush Collection is more for all those photographers that want to get out of the funk, to let the artist inside them come to life, yet they have to stick to one style of photography. Well you can stick with one style of photography for your business but we all need a creative outlet to just do the kind of art that our soul is craving. I know I go through stages myself and even though for clients I will create consistant styles.. I just get bored of doing the same thing over and over. I want something to feel that I am an artist, something that will add mystery and mood to the picture.. a picture that will allow myself to express my feeling, my emotions.

I know specially in the winter, most photographers kind of loose all that inspiration, we all get that stage where we are really in the winter of our creativity. What helped me to get over those creativity winters, was to just do things that I normally dont’ do, to try a new editing, to just put some music that I love, and edit the images not to what is in style now, not to what will get everybody to like, but to edit the picture for what my soul really feels like.. AND I LOVE THAT FEELING!!!! I feel like I am creating art… It might not be art for somebody else.. but it’s art for me..

I so hope you will love this collection.. and again.. this collection is not to impress anybody with your editing style.. but rather to help you awaken the true artist that is in you and also to get you motivated to get some of those personal pictures and edit them as your heart pleases… Would love to see some of your PERFECTLY IMPERFECT pictures that just capture the moment.. that just captures life…

 

The Light Leaks Crush Collection work with CS2 and higher. Here is a list of all the actions included in this collection.

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