Carbon

“Depending on where you look, what you touch, you are changing all the time. The carbon inside you, accounting for about 18 percent of your being, could have existed in any number of creatures or natural disasters before finding you. That particular atom residing somewhere above your left eyebrow? It could well have been a smooth, riverbed pebble before deciding to call you home.

You see, you are not so soft after all; you are rock and wave and the peeling bark of trees, you are ladybirds and the smell of a garden after the rain. When you put your best foot forward, you are taking the north side of a mountain with you.” — Ella Frances Sanders, Eating The Sun

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Lean into the memory...

“She leans into the memory. She stares. She concentrates. What IS it that's she's looking for, trying to get straight at last?” ― Vivian Gornick, The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative

Your life is a story — please DM to find out more about how i can document it through my photography and turn your sentiments into pictures

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Words of wisdom...

From my photo session with the artist Caroline Coon.... pls read her beautiful words of wisdom:

“On 5th August 2016, a white male Der Spiegle journalist aged 45 asked me this, a question fixed in status quo prejudice of independent women: “And your life now, how do you feel about it? You are not married. You have not had children. Do you feel any bitterness?”*

Since I understand journalism and the limitations of print, here is a full answer to this man’s question:

“My life has been blessed. Looking back at both the splendours and miseries I can only be profoundly thankful.

I have benefited from the political and social revolutionary struggles that have provided me with many enlightened, human, civil and legal rights.

I have been free to choose whether or not to get married.

I have been free to choose whether or not to have children.

I have been free to choose whether or not to have abortions.

I have been free to choose my sexual orientations.

I have been free to choose whether or not to have lovers.

Free speech and feminism have given me the freedom to be an artist.

For women in the West there has never been a better time, my lifetime, to live.

My life has been of my own volition.

My life has been everything I wanted it to be, and more.

My life is the antonym of bitterness!

To live my life truly and effectively I gave up the idea that I could, considering my limited talent, trying with hope to better my skills, also be financially wealthy.

To live my own life according to my own independent vision was, and is, richesse a plenty – to which I owe my happiness.

And, as far as I can, for the rest of my life, I intend to support all those who are steadfastly holding on to and improving and furthering this happy, liberationist and humanist agenda.””— Caroline Coon, artist

*Verbitterung?

Caroline Coon, artist

Caroline Coon, artist

A few things I look for...

👋... here are a few things I look for when taking photos: the in between moments, beauty in the ordinary, the pauses, the spaces...

What do you look for in a photographer?

1 – Image quality/style? The quality of a photographer's portfolio should be the first thing that captures your attention. ...

2 – Personality? You put a lot of trust and faith in a photographer. ...

3 – Value for money/cost? ...

4 – Experience? ...

5 – Recommendations/Word of Mouth?.

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The Silent Revolution

“People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.

Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.

Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.

Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.

Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.

Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.

Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.

Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.

Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.

Help people anyway

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.

Give the world the best you have anyway.”

Kent M Keith, The Paradoxical Commandments (The Silent Revolution)

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Performance

Set up a situation that presents you with something slightly beyond your reach
— Brian Eno

“Photo sessions with me // Whether you are an artist, a musician, a dancer, an entrepreneur, or you need a photo for your 'about me' page on your website, or simply a new Linkedin photo, I would love to hear from you.

From a session with local fitness trainer Rob Solly

I create bespoke imagery full of heart that reflects your unique needs and personality // please call me to start the conversation...

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