So this week was the first time I noticed some unconscious self-censorship. I’ve been more careful with my words ever since starting uni, but it frighten me to realise only afterwards that I didn’t write what I wanted to. On the other hand, it just emphasized the photo I took and makes it even stronger.
However, I have great news as well: This week I reached my goal of raising 777$ for clean water projects in Africa!! That’s so awesome, a huge THANK YOU to every single one of you who contributed <3 the campaign will be active till the end of the year, so if you haven’t donated yet, please consider donating. Click here to read more about the project! It’s an amazing cause and I really believe that every amount makes a difference, no matter how much you can afford to donate. It’d be awesome if we could raise some more money and help even more people :)
Anyways, back to my photography – as you can see in this set of images, currently I really have a crush on dark photos :) I hope you enjoy them! Take care and enjoy the rest of the week xox
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! :) This Sunday was very relaxed, I feel rested and can’t wait to learn new things this week. Also, my photographic season in Switzerland is about to start and I’m super excited!
Super quick shot catching the last light rays of the day. I spent all evening fighting against some annoying technical issues; such a waste of time. Luckily it’s finally solved (for now).
So for this shot, I experimented with light/shadows and some new colours in Photoshop, trying to create a moodier image. Not sure how successful I was :D
Anyways, I’m planning to explore a new location tomorrow! I discovered it on my way to uni today and it looked so beautiful <3
Since there was no train to the location I found yesterday, I went to my favourite place instead. It was amazing.
I turned off my iPod when I left the bus in order to fully enjoy my environment. While I went uphill, there were hawks circling over me, the wind whispered in thousands of leaves and the sun gave the forest a golden glow. Distant cowbells let me know I wasn’t alone – even though I didn’t see another human soul, neither any houses.
It was just me and nature, and I couldn’t suppress the huge smile that spread over my face.
– no further words needed.
Edit: I’ve just realised that I’ve censored myself since I first posted it in Facebook where my classmates can see it too. So I’ll elaborate here.
I tried to mingle with the classmates with whom I haven’t talked much so far and failed miserably. I just sat/stood with them and listened to what they were talking about, but didn’t manage to say anything. I haven’t experienced that for a while (since Uruguay, to be exact – but back then I blamed the language barrier) and it felt horrible.
There was something that prevented me from speaking and I hate I couldn’t overcome it.
I struggled with fatigue today, but aside from that, I had a great day! I didn’t feel as awkward as yesterday, got the chance to talk to more people and had my first shoot since a month with gorgeous Rebecca who also helped me out with this shot <3
I went to Biel to shoot the lovely Dana Music (who helped me with this shot) this evening :) Just when we were about to start the shoot, the skin above my upper lip started bleeding incessantly and A LOT – and it didn’t stop for hours, what was quite bothersome.
On my way back, an empathetic fellow traveller offered me a packet of tissues that he in turn got from a stranger because he suffered from nosebleed :D we talked till I had to get out and I’m glad that eventually something positive emerged from the issue :)
Aside from that, I’m really excited about shooting others again!
I had a super exciting day! While doing an assignment for university in town, I got to talk to some interesting people. It’s amazing how a camera allows you to start a conversation with people you’d normally never ever talk to.
Then I actually wanted to meet up with my friend GAM Photography afterwards, but we had a silly misunderstanding about the meeting place and missed each other. Since it was planned that he’d helped me with today’s photo, I had to change my plans and hurry because of the fading light. At the end I just used a location I’ve used before – sorry about the repetition :D
Anyways, I’ve realised that shooting other people/things got me distracted, so that I haven’t been putting as much effort as I’d like into my self-portraits. I’ll try to come up with more creative things in the next few weeks!
Listen to my favourite tune of the week: Fools Gold by Passenger