National Donut Day

Last Friday June 2nd was “National Donut Day”! Yes there is such a thing, in fact there are two every year! This might be a cause for celebration!

The first Friday of every June is National Donut Day. This began in World War I by volunteers who wanted to deliver food to the soldiers on the front lines in France. More than 250 women were sent by the Salvation Army who would use the soldier’s steel helmets to fry the donuts. In 1938, the Salvation Army honored these “doughnut lassies” by recognizing an annual pastry holiday that could also raise awareness and funding for the Salvation Army’s charitable efforts.

The other National Donut Day is November 5th who’s origins can be found in the Ladies’ Home Journal from the 1930’s. If for some reason you happen to miss either of these days don’t worry too much because June 8th is National Jelly-Filled Donut Day, and National Cream-Filled Donut Day is September 14th! So mark those days on your calendar be prepared to celebrate your favorite donut!

In the meantime last Friday (June 2nd) Ashton, Hanna and Valorie volunteered for an impromptu photoshoot and to have a little fun celebrating National Donut Day, below are the images from that shoot!

 

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December 3 – Lights

When the announcement was made that the December Challenge shoot was going to be  “3-Lights” I had no idea what I would do, or if I’d even do the challenge. It wasn’t until later in December when I was working with Sierrah on her Miss Kentucky head shots did I have a clue.

During Sierrah’s session we talked about many things, one of them being dresses. When she showed me images of her dresses the “blue” one stood out. Suddenly, I knew what I wanted to do! I didn’t tell Sierrah the finer details other than I wanted to shoot her in that dress for the challenge. You see, January 2018 was a “Blue Moon” Month. Specifically January 2018 was to be a “Super Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse” and the winners for the December Challenge were to be announced in January! Perfect!

All I can say is that Sierrah was the perfect choice for this “challenge shoot” and quite frankly I think she nailed it perfectly!

 

 

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Tribal

Jim Tincher Photography Senior Model Team is Featured on the Seniors Ignite Website again this month!

 

It feels good to be featured again! This time the shoot theme is totally different from the others. I’m so happy that 7 of my 10 Senior Models were able to participate!. I can’t tell you how much fun this shoot actually was other than to say watching the girls getting into the concept was such a blast I almost forgot to shoot it!

This was originally going to be my submission for the “backlight” shoot and Fire was going to be how it was backlit. However we were rained out and didn’t get to shoot. Because the girls had put in so much effort I decided we would shoot it anyway as a fun group shoot. So the fires weren’t as big as previously planned.

About a week after we shot is when the challenge was announced and it was the color Red. I mulled it over and decided to submit even though red isn’t the primary color, it is still dominate. To my delight the shoot was accepted and featured on the Seniors Ignite Web Site as a “featured photographer”!

During the shoot I gave them no direction and left it up to them to do what they wanted to do. I can’t tell you how much fun they were having… Several of my seniors are dancers so they came up with tribal dance they did in addition to everything else. When it was time to end they didn’t want to end but eventually we got everything packed up.

The Challenge this month was the color Red!

Red is the color of extremes. It’s the color of passionate love, seduction, violence, danger, anger, and adventure. Our prehistoric ancestors saw red as the color of fire and blood – energy and primal life forces, war – and most of red’s symbolism today arises from its powerful associations in the past.

In Native American society the symbolism of face paint with red meant faith, beauty and happiness and its meaning as War Paint meant blood, violence and energy.

In the Tribal Shoot the color red is an accent color, though not much is used it is still dominant and striking. I worked with my designer (Kimberly Wade) to come up with the overall look I wanted with the costumes. However, I wanted my Senior Models to personalize what they wore to reflect themselves. Each piece was basically the same in appearance at first. During the fitting is when they would then reshape the skirt and top to their own taste. We then added the strips of fabric to create the shape of what they wore and accent it with the color red.

Staffs are a weapon and a status symbol denoted in how they are adorned. The symbolism behind the white face paint represents sharing, purity and light.

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I Love Fashion Shows

There’s just something about being at a fashion show and shooting the runway that I just love. Is it the fashion? Is it the models? Is it the art? How about the glamour? What about the excitement and anticipation that is the event itself? Fashion shows could be described “fashion as art”. That’s really what some fashions are at these shows, wearable art! Needless to say I have been amazed at some of the creations I see at these events by designers in our local area.

Maddie Greene on the runway at the Kentucky Crusade for Deaf Children (KCDC) Fashion Show Inaugural Event on October 18, 2014 at the EKU Center for the Arts. A complete gallery of this fashion show is available at http://www.jimtincher.com

Around here though fashion shows are a little more than a show. Most of the events I’ve been to are also charity events. These shows/events not only raise money for local charities they also help bring awareness to issues in our own back yard! So often we are removed from the needs of others, but these local fashion shows help to bring it home, to open our eyes to struggles we may read about but that we never see or do anything about.

Case in point. Recently I had the opportunity to shoot the runway for an event called “Kentucky Crusade for Deaf Children”. This was the inaugural event of what I hope to be a long running fashion show, and that I am anxious be a part of again.

The Kentucky Crusade for Deaf Children (KCDC) is a non-profit organization founded by Maddie Greene (MISS Madison County 2014) and Sal Olivet. The KCDC provides resources, programs, support and information to families with deaf and hard of hearing children.

I’ve come to know Maddie as a warm and caring person that is directly affected by this issue. At age fourteen she was diagnosed with 45% hearing loss due to nerve damage. But that did not stop her, she now has hearing aides and at age sixteen is a full time student (freshman) at EKU! I find her to be a remarkable young woman and someone that I am proud to call a friend.

You can see more images from the KCDC Fashion show at http://www.jimtincher.com/Events-Pageants-Fashion/Kentucky-Crusade-for-Deaf

You can read, find out more or get involved at Kentucky Crusade for Deaf Children.