Personal growth and healing through personal photography projects.
“Every photograph has a piece of our spirit, a piece of our story, and together they can show us who we are.”
During my photography journey I have to take on personal projects as a way to visually represent personal struggles, or emotions I have felt. I feel that there is a tremendous healing that comes from capturing things that we are either emotionally attached to, or to face things that are sometimes don't want to face. Photography has then incredible ability to visually represent how we feel inside, by the use of lighting, clothing, editing etc. I have various stories to share, both personal and others who have gone through deep trauma and have used photography as a tool to overcome mental blocks or emotional blockages.
Photography can be a form of mindfulness (or present state awareness), similar to meditation, which is proven to help people suffering from depression and anxiety. Often when you're taking photos, you can find yourself in "flow", which brings many health benefits similar to meditation like calming the mind and providing relief from stress. It helps you to focus externally — rather than getting caught up in the thoughts racing through your mind. The same came happen during the editing or review process of looking through your images, you can find yourself “there” again in that space or that moment.
“Your camera can become a gateway to the unconscious mind, your photos a way to let your true voice through.”
I will be sharing more when the time is right.
Everyone Is An Artist, You Have To Believe In Yourself And Find What Moves You, Find What Makes You Feel Alive - Some Spend A Lifetime Searching, While Others Just Know. For Me It Has Taken Time - To Develop My Skills And To Know What I Really Want.
I want to teach the art of letting go and just enjoying the moment, loving your life no matter your circumstance. Life is beautiful, it is full of ups and downs, love and laughter, sorrow and joy. I love how photographing in different styles creates different emotions, creative editing techniques that add strength, beauty and emotion to my images. I love experimenting with light and searching for beauty and life through it. Break the rules, find something new, stretch your boundaries and do whats in your heart!
Where I create - there I am free
The first step is to believe in yourself and love yourself. This is the hardest step of them all, finding self worth in what you do, understanding the value of your gifts and what you offer the world.
I work on various personal projects - projects that feed my soul. Some are ongoing and some just for fun, this is my personal outlet for my creative style - and I love it! Sometimes it is full of symbolism, other times it is simply to free my soul. I hope to bring joy and life in all share and teach. My purpose is to love and show love in the amazing journey of life...The gift to capture images and make memories so that future generations can look and remember and feel that life is beautiful, love, happiness, sorrow, kindness and magical. What does your road look like? Do you walk it alone? or do you walk with others who can share your load? I would love nothing more than to share the road with you.
Everything I have learnt, everything I do, is dedicated to my 2 children. Since the day I purchased my fist camera in 2011 - I have been on the most incredible life journey - and I have beautiful moments preserved forever - this is my legacy, this is my art, this is what I was born to do.
I would love to meet you....so please feel free to contact me even if its just to chat!