My love for light is beyond anything I could ever explain to anyone. These images are an ode to that love.Read More
Sometimes you've just got to face your fears, and be brave.Read More
Impostor syndrome is very common, but I struggle with it a lot. I also took a new set of self portraits!Read More
When I very first got into photography (I was 15!) I started out mainly taking self portraits. I didn't really share them much, out of fear of being made fun of at school. I was being creative, and enjoying it, but I thought people would call me vain. Flickr was huge back then; it was an incredible community where anyone could have a go at taking images, and get pretty much instant feedback. I loved it, and I felt loved there.
Then Facebook began to grow, people were leaving Flickr, Instagram happened, and now Flickr is something I go back to on occasion to reminisce (and cringe a bit at my old work). I hadn't taken any self portraits in a very long time. Partly because I started photographing models, and then I took a long break from photography. I've mentioned lately how the desire to create again has come flooding back, and I couldn't wait to get my gear out and start snapping.
This week I've been back at work on Atlas as usual, but I knew I wanted to take one morning off to test out my backdrop, the new lens that Tom got me for Christmas... and see if I can still actually take a photograph.
Well, this is the result! I'm pretty pleased, I can't lie. These are all natural light (I'm still waiting on an Amazon order which contains a new piece of lighting kit -- turns out mine is a bit damaged), and thanks to the huge windows we have in our living room, it's so nice to know that I could produce an entire shoot with nothing but the window, some reflectors, and my camera.
I can't wait to keep at this -- stay tuned for more new work very soon!