Slowing Down

Teacup and saucer are from La Tresorerie


The last few months have been a bit of a whirlwind. If you've been following my blog you'll know that I've done a lot of moving around, and that I'm now happily settled in the Marais (until the end of September that is). I've had some lows, but also some amazing highs. I've made some wonderful friends, who have helped see me through the rough times, gained my independence and have been focussing more on what I want career-wise and generally in life. Also during this time, I've had some great exposure through Instagram, culminating in another one of my photos being featured on the app's feed yesterday. Gaining a bigger audience, means I've been able to work with some brands, publications and people that I admire, but it also means more responsibility and pressure (that I put on myself). I'm one of those people who is always pushing themselves, never quite satisfied with what they've done. And although I'm learning to be happy with what I have and seeing this constant need for perfection as a positive, rather than a negative thing (one of my little quirks), I also realise that it is the thing that's going to get me to where I want to be. 

Yesterday was a public holiday in France, and although I didn't take the time to rest, despite this post's title (I've been catching up on freelance work), I did take the time to reflect on a few things, including this space, my blog.  

Something I've been wanting to do for a while is photograph people's homes and focus my attention a little more on how people live. So now that things are a little quieter, I'm going to put that plan into action. Another thing I want to do is hone my photography skills and find my own style. I've been playing around a lot recently, experimenting, learning from some great friends and trying to figure out what I enjoy taking photos of. I now know I like photographing interiors, objects (fashion), food and still life, so that is what I'm going to concentrate on (or try to). And I would like to bring a little more structure to this blog. So hopefully you'll see a few things changing and improving here in the coming weeks.

What are your goals for the coming months?