Come One, Come All.

Officially seeking models (like you) to collaborate on a few projects I have in mind. My archives are a little dusty, and it’s time to freshen things up.

While you consider this offer, take a peak at these delightful headshots:

(Rachel Capo, Actress.)

And of course, I’m always available for hire. 🙂

Email me: info@sharialisha.com.

 

Hello, 2017.

Hello, Internet. Nice to see you all again! I know it’s been almost a year since I’ve graced you all with my presence (lol), but I had a project that needed to be finished: Project 365!

2016 was a pivotal year in every aspect of my life. I was tested a fair amount in my personal life, but most importantly I was tested as an artist. For so long I’ve gone with the flow, swimming idly with everyone else as they accomplished their goals. I grew accustomed to being mediocre (not really sure how I allowed that to happen, but just know it’s not happening anymore). Moving to Atlanta, GA, literally, and figuratively, jolted me out of that mindset. For once I asked myself, “What do you really want?”

It took a couple of months, but I finally have an answer: I want to be exceptional. Exceptional in everything I do. So, I will be. The first hurdle was completing Project 365, and I am proud to say I did it. After 10 years of stopping, failing, twiddling my thumbs, and crying, I got it done. Was it pretty? Not really, definitely not my best work. But I wouldn’t change a thing. The only way out is through, and that was the best work I could produce at the time. It’s a process.

Here are some of my favorite moments (oh, the numbers are the days, eg. 002/365):

And, here’s a link to the entire project: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shari-thompson/albums/72157663086184345. (Still can’t believe I can provide a link to the entire project!)

I hope your 2017 has been as fruitful as it has been for me. If not, change it. It’s that easy.

“Life’s what you make it, so let’s make it right!” –Hannah Montana

 

Jazmine - If you get any more beautiful, I’m going to have to arrest you. This is so lovely, Berry!

Redirection.

I have returned from my social media absence (!) and am excited to share what I found. To my surprise I no longer desire to spend hours on Facebook or Instagram–that’s huge. A couple of years ago I would have never dreamed of doing such a thing.

 

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  • I can now identify when I’m posting for a reason vs. posting to collect likes. The latter doesn’t plague me as much as it did before my hiatus. I want to release good work, whether it receives 0 likes or 152.

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  • This break has allowed me to refocus on photography. I want to make an impact on the world, and I can’t do that if I’m posting mindlessly.

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  • I feel free! Prior to this break I felt obligated to share something groundbreaking every two hours. It led to a decent amount of unnecessary stress, and I’d prefer to do without.

I am slowly reintegrating myself back into each social media platform, but I certainly don’t see myself as active. Adieu! 🙂

Hello, it’s me.

Hi, Internet! Happy New Year, Happy Chinese New Year, Happy Valentine’s Day… Those are all of the holidays I’ve missed, I believe.

In the past month I’ve packed up my belongings and moved from Miami, Florida to Atlanta, Georgia. Whoop! 

Anyway, I’ve taken an extended break from social media to focus on building my blog/portfolio. It’s time to get serious! In an attempt to get back to basics I’ve begun taking pictures of my mundane daily routines to re-train my eye. Here are some of the results from my little experiment (edited with A Color Story from A Beautiful Mess–download it!);

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