Monday, 20 January 2014


The year has started off with a surge of motivation and wonderful memories. I have been putting all my energy into creating and developing, here are some examples
-I have been working on my etsy store
-creating and developing my present store
-Planning and organising shoots
-Planning short film
-Making jewellery

These are some photos of a shoot I did recently and which are about to be featured.

It seems every time I bat my eyelids, days have past. The idea of forever and how it resonates with youth has stuck in my mind recently. When I think of youth and forever, I associate it with bff's, road trips, teenagehood-a time which seems to last forever- and the endless adventures and possibilities before us. But, the sad truth is forever doesn't exist, not physically I don't think anyway, it's in our minds. I want to remember forever, the feelings of forever, the moment when I saw the light filter through the trees, or the blue haze that covered the frosted flood planes this morning; that is my forever, and I want to preserve it. I am keeping a new journal to preserve my forever and how I view forever during these times of teenage-hood. That first love or intense crush which feels like it's been a part of you 'forever'. I like that. But, it is a burden, and I am trying to figure out how to enjoy all that is 'forever'. I think 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' is a good example of forever, as Charlie 'famously' says 'And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.'
This in a way is like my diary,documenting my life. But, sometimes I hesitate about what I post on here about myself, I feel insecure and slightly scared. So, if it takes me a while to post, it's because of this.
I have been very busy with all this planning for my new stores, as well as trying to be a 6th form and complete coursework deadline. Often, I imagine myself just running away to a small cottage, taking pictures for a living and being creative everyday, not having the weight of social pressures and exams. I could do this, I will do this, I'm just waiting for the right time. I dream of living in Topanga canyon, surfing and skateboarding everyday along the hot tarmac warmed by the golden Sun-i think this dream has definitely been influenced by the weetzie bat book. I will then live in Australia for a while, it seems peaceful and relaxed over there. Wherever I go, I will be by the sea.
This year sees me going on a lot of adventures, and I want more. I want to explore the world with my camera, I want to meet people.
Now, I shall end on a quote from the song 'Gypsy' by Fleetwood Mac 'To a room with some lace and paper flowers Back to the gypsy that I was.' Stevie Nicks is the guiding light in my life.

Also, this week I have had a feature of my photography, which is always nice, so you can look at that here

Sunday, 12 January 2014

peach sunrise

With the start of the new year comes this strange surge of universal inspiration that anything is possible. What I found to be one of my first inspirations of the new year is the novelist and poet Francesca Lia Block, the writer of the Weetzie Bat books. I read the books last summer and I was completely blown away by the style of writing the book took on and the themes and subjects which the book reflected. It was as if everything I had ever wanted in my life had metamorphosed into a book! I was immersed, and now I always go back to them for inspiration. 

Her work often takes on the subject of LA, where her books take place, magic, scenery, beach life, romance, friendship, film, poetry and mythology. 
Below are a collection of images-which I mainly found on Tumblr-that remind me of her books and evoke a feeling of magic and sunny LA. (if anyone knows the credits to these photos please message me so I can add them)

kelseeirby flickr
Weetzie by Wildfox
Weetzie by Wildfox
Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks is a big inspiration for the new year, I cant stop listening to 'Rhiannon' and 'Gypsy'. She embodies magic, witches,spirituality and dreams. We bow to you Stevie. 


Photo I took on a recent shoot. The model in the photo has just made a blog and it's one of the best things on the internet, everyone should go and have a look at it for inspiration
On a different note, I have been working hard to create for all my wonderful followers to have a piece of my art. I am working on making an Etsy store to sell my prints and jewelry which I have been making. Also, I am working on selling presets for all you budding photographers out there who wants colour similar to that in my photos, but I have adjusted them to what I think you will all like. These colours are my secrets, by baby's, but, I believe you all deserve it for the support. There will be free presets you can have, too, as a treat. I will be releasing my first free preset this week. 

Have a lovely day, week, year :)
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