About 3-4 months ago I embarked on a holiday to sunny Perth to visit a close friend who had move around a year earlier. Long story short, I fell in love with the city, the relaxed vibe and the business opportunities for me. Being the time of my life where I can make a huge decision and not look back I bought a one way ticket for the 10th of April.
The lead up to April 10th was interesting, mixed emotions, days where it couldn’t come sooner and days where I wasn’t sure I was making the right call! I had my photo booth in Melbourne running smoothly and someone ready to take it out for me in my absence!
With the whole photography thing not really working for me, issues of not being able to be productive, a fresh heart break and uncertain what I wanted todo for the rest of my life I went over in search of widening my tool belt, a full time job in the print industry with my photo booth as a weekend thing.
I can tell you now, I miss my old free lancing/no money life. I was just lost and needed to take a step back and look at the whole picture. I needed to get my head straight and this move has done that perfectly for me.
The first few weeks I loved it, didn’t think I would leave! took maybe 3 weeks before the home sickness set in, a week off on a road trip with a close friend to realise what I needed todo for myself, my career and how I was going to make my mark on the world.
I this week of road tripping and really the weekend before where I was doing some photos of my cousin for her formal, I found my self enjoying photography again.. this had disappeared and was what was missing from the picture.
Lauren before her formal
Lauren before her formal
So after a lot of thought, a break from photography and slowly easing back into it I have found a rhythm that is working for me, I have goals and an always changing plan on what the next year or so, and this picture excites me.
Found this busker in the city, not entirely sharp but close enough
Some more street stuff today, really enjoying it
Today was the first run with my new Olympus EPM1. It was good walk up from Flinders St too RMIT on Swanston this is a grab from the bunch I snapped.
Bridie 9 Months
I was posed the question the other day “If you ever took one photo, one photo you would hang on your wall and be proud of it, what would it be?” and it really hit me the amazing boy that asked while in our Banyule 100 photo shoot was dyslexic. This question was powerful yet so simple I knew exactly what photo that was, it was one of the photos that pushed me over the edge of hobbist and made me further determined to make a career and one day turn Pro in this beautiful craft, photography.
I ask the same question to anyone who is in the Creative industry, breaking in or even just in LOVE with art. Is there one piece that when you see it you get goose bumps and say ‘Sh*t, did I create that?’ and instantly smile. This is what happens to me.
I don’t know about you guys but when I find an image like this I keep looking back at it, I often set it as my computer background, it’s there pushing me until the next photo comes.
If you can think of some work that you have the same feeling our can answer my friend Lucas’ question please post a link in the comments or please email me @ email@example.com would love to see what inspires you.
If you’re wondering why this is titled, ‘Trains in the night’ it is because of a conversation that started with this quote.
‘Love the train whistles in the night. They remind me that while you sleep tucked up warm in bed, the big wide world is still out there waiting for you.’
It got the creative juices flowing and inspired me.
Check out her stuff its amazing – http://lizamills.blogspot.com/
So over the past few months I have been working with the Banyule City Council’s Youth Participation network on new project aimed at uncovering outstanding young people doing something noteworthy in the community. More or less sticking it to the generalization of Gen Y the lazy Generation.
So the project forum is that there will be a portrait made of the people followed by a written tribute explaining what these people have done and who they might have helped.
We plan to unveil this project at a range of Banyule events but the ultimate goal being for Youth Week 2011.
Also 2011 is the UN sanctioned Year of the youth. I ask if you know someone in the community who would be suitable for the Banyule 100 that you email firstname.lastname@example.org tell me a short description.
The Banule 100 can be found in the following locations:
Please help spread the word become a fan tell your friends! Please, we are 100% Youth Driven!
Spotted this video on Vimeo thought it was awesome and worth sharing. It’s a promo to Skins the UK TV show
I think it is a well written, and executed video. The Guy that edited it Nathan Byrne has done an awesome job, I love the Rawness of the shots.