NW Photography

Month: April, 2011

a thousand words

this photo tells an incredibly accurate story of my last two years back in Perth.

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Boys

Its true what they say about taking photos of kids, especially two energetic boys. It was great fun, so exhausted by the end of it though 😉

N x

Up in the air

Last time I flew I was sitting next to a young boy and his mum, this was his first flight. As we landed he said “weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee It’s like a roller coaster Mummy!! Again!”

A sense of community…

Some pics taken at a fete 🙂

N x

NW Photography?

My last post was all about the words, I didn’t have a photo in mind to attach to the words simply because the words were more powerful at the time. I attached a photo, but it didn’t really need to be there.

Sometimes the photo is more powerful. I seem to see-saw between words and pictures, both very important elements but I’ve just realised that maybe I don’t need to do them both together all the time.

The thing I love about photos is that they tell a story, their own story, a visual vibe is created and and often that’s all you need. The thing I love about words is the cathartic raw pleasure I get from realising something new about the world and sharing it with whoever will listen.

I’m coming up to one year of having this blog fully active, I’ve loved every minute of it. However, as with all things, it needs a change and its in a stage of evolution (just as I am in a state of evolution). I am thinking of a new direction and at the very least, to start with a new business name. I have a few ideas in mind on where to take my creativity; watch this space.

Remember we either revolve, evolve or dissolve.

Moving forward, I will still be posting as normal, but sometimes there will be just words and sometimes just photos. When I’m ready with the next stage I’ll be sure and let my little community know.

For now and for the sake of honouring the law of reciproscity I’d like to share two photography blog’s, First one is hosted by a man called Dan O’Day, his latest project (Ginger & Pearl) is incredible, so moving:

http://www.danodayphotoblog.com/portrait/ginger-pearl-two-lives-one-love-a-retrospective/

Next up is Samm Blake, I have been following her photography for about 2 years, her style and attention to detail blows my mind. The work resonates so deeply within me, I’m grateful that these creatives share their work so openly with the community. Samm inspires me to follow my creative side.

http://www.sammblakeblog.com/

Thanks for reading, this blog means so much to me.

N x

Magnificence

Something happens to you when you experience trauma, each of us reacts differently. Something shifts and changes and in that exact moment of trauma you know nothing else but that second, you are well and truly forced in the “now”. From there the most pure response is one that emerges from your soul. A wave of shock crashes over you and life will never be the same.

As you crawl out of this shock the world appears to be an ugly place. The small things don’t matter anymore and the other stuff is too big to comprehend so you’re just in pain. Facing that pain is something that is hard to do… its scary to let go and let it all wash over you because it feels as though you’ll never get back up. You protect yourself, in whatever shape or form that comes in, we protect ourselves. This can go on for days… weeks months or years.

In this protection zone you do and say things that you can’t really explain sometimes, I think its because we are desperate to grab some control back. Its ok, because, you’ve gotta do whatever it is you’ve got to do.

One day you notice a change in season, or perhaps that everyone is finally laughing and smiling again. It might only be for a short time but that’s okay, at least we are breaking free of that pain (if only for a moment) and the joy is starting to make its way back in.

Its at the other end of these traumas, we  get to see something really clearly, it doesn’t seem fair that what happened is what it took to make you see it. The clarity seems so bright, slightly scary and, well – magnificent.

N x

Colours of Freo

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Rainbow!!

Perth has gone a crazy number of days without rain, what a pleasure to wake up to the sound of it!!!

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Tea & Toast

You know how some days seem so complex and it feels as though there are endless layers of “stuff” to peel back?

Just… everything?

I find that the simple things really help, like… tea & toast… or taking your shoes off and finding a patch of grass to sink your feet into..?? Have you ever noticed how the simple things ground you? Even just a little bit?

Ok, i’ll freely admit that this photo isn’t technically “art” but it certainly was a moment that I remember very clearly, and I really needed (and savored) the tea & toast.

N x

Bali

This was my first trip to Bali. I went with no expectations, having heard so many stories (positive and negative) I thought I’d just go in there and soak it up! I really enjoyed my time in Bali, beautiful people, amazing resorts and lets face it, the cheap massages are a huge win! I was over there for a dear friend’s 30th and had an opportunity to see some places that I would never have found without people around me who are truly regulars 🙂 It blew my mind to see the dirty streets and organised chaos of the roads and their lives to then be driven into a 5 star resort?? 3rd World, then suddenly a massive injection of Western money. Crazy!

I hope you all like the photos!

Enjoy, N x