Being Present

As individuals that lead second lives online, we are expected to have perfect lives. We all know that life is far from perfect. August is an emotionally difficult month for for me. This year’s has been more difficult than past years. I lost someone very dear to me five years ago and her birthday is…

Photography Failures

A key lesson that I learned in photography is that consistency is key. As a way to keep myself accountable and be consistent, I chose to start a photography blog. Before publishing my first post, I did some research. One of the most common advice given were to only share your best images. Same goes…

Looking up for a view

When it comes to architecture, looking up is inevitable. Especially in a place like London with all of its skyscrapers. Sooner or later, you end up pointing your camera towards the sky. Some architectural elements can also only reveal their full effect when viewed from below. This particular view demonstrates how powerful this perspective is…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Alfred Eisenstaedt

“When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear” – Alfred Eisenstaedt A quote that I can truly relate to. I’m very shy by nature but when behind the camera, I get a wave of confidence that gets a hold of me like never before. A feeling that I am completely in…

Great ways to stay inspired in photography during the winter months

One the hardest thing I found after summer is adjusting to the colder months. It was especially worse this as we went straight from summer to winter. They are a few things that I’ve found that help me getting back out there in the freezing temperature. I make it my priority to keep being inspired…

What is a personal calling?

“It is God’s blessing, it is the path that God chose for you here on Earth. Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend. However, we don’t all have the courage to confront our own dream. Why? There are four obstacles. First we are told from childhood onwards that…

10 quotes inspirational to start the week

To some degree, I’ve always found some comfort in inspirational quotes.  Not necessarily by artists, photographers or famous personalities but simple sentences found in books, articles etc…. It is surprising the amount of these quotes I have written in notebooks, pieces of papers or on my phone. Here are a few favourites: “People think dreams…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Minor White

Minor White was an American photographer and is one of the masters of photographic modernism. his first creative efforts were in poetry and he took took 5 years to complete a sequence of a hundred sonnets while working as a waiter and bartender. It is after moving to Portland in 1938 that his photography career began. First,…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ernst Hass

“Photography is a bridge between science and art. It brings to science what it needs most, the artistic sense and to art art proof that nothing can be imagined which cannot be matched in the counterpoints of nature” – Ernst Haas Ernst Haas is one of the most important figures of the 20th Century. He…

Monday Photography Inspiration – Julius Schulman

Julius Shulman was born in Brooklyn in 1910, and his interest in photography started after taking on the subject in high school. He later attended the Univertsin of Berkeley where he earned pocket money by selling his photographs to fellow students. In 1936 he returned to Los Angeles and was enlisted by a friend to take photographs…