Deyana Teeyl

Teez the Mind & Tizzy the Soul

Stepping Into the Lights

Stepping Into the Lights

My first shoot, April of 2013, age 34….

       Here I was, oh my, sitting on a little stool, surrounded by lights, with a stranger pointing his camera at me.  My feet would not stop tapping their nervous tension filled beat as I turned my head this way and that trying so hard to produce a relaxed expression.  I was all prim and proper in my white silk blouse, far from the sensual style we discussed and even farther from anything sexy, which in my secrets of secrets I desired to explore and discover.  So sweet he was, working so hard using humour to calm my jittery nerves.  

 Photo by Maniac Images

Photo by Maniac Images

       After a bit he declared it was time for an outfit change and I scampered into the change room and slipped on something a little more me, my rainbow dress.  It was my twirly dress, still quite proper, with elegant class, but so beautiful.  To me it symbolized my new life, the beginnings of vibrant colours instead of my old fear filled existence of black and white.  How unknowingly perfect the image he created of me stepping from darkness into the spotlight and thus revealing the colourful freedom that was now within my courageous grasp.

       Courageous?  Oh good grief yes!  I was such a timid, shy, introvert, who hid in my house and suddenly here I was, gasp, before a man with a camera!  But there was this something in me, this desire, this hunger to taste the extrovert flavours and this sneaking suspicion that the spot light was where I belonged.  And what better place to discover this expansive character than through modelling.  So when my sweetheart photographer dude suggested another shoot, I lunged, I leaped, I dove at the opportunity to explore and play with this new woman I could feel was craving the lights.

An expressive, passionate, vibrant extrovert, woot woot!