I believe it's time for me to move forward

Sunday, 13 August 2017


The last few weeks have been a bit all over the place for me; working combined with trying to go out and be everywhere at once left me entirely exhausted and super anxious which is something I've never really experienced to such an extent before. I'm now taking a bit of a break from the city and adulthood and hope to return refreshed and with a less sleepy, cloudy brain.
The days have really all been rolling into one, with weeks passing before I know it. I've been up to exciting things though; XXY had a panel event on Thursday that was so exciting to be a part of and was super educational...a few days before and I was in Wales with my family and Alexi, and in between I've been doing shoots and trying to keep on top of work. Busy is great but I'm definitely enjoying taking a little break from it all.




Alexi took these photos of me whilst on holiday; I cut those shorts down from knee-length pants the night before we left and love how I've now got something cute and wearable from an item that didn't really suit me previously. (They're the same shorts from this post).








As always I took a lot of photos, but for myself rather than with a magazine submission in mind which was quite relaxing. I love having work published but it's a nice break sometimes just to shoot for yourself.








The rest are a few recent days and evenings spent shooting in Hyde Park or dancing to live jazz bands. This summer has been really long and really good and after my little panicky breakdown I'm excited to come back refreshed and carry on enjoying it.


lines dreamt long ago

Tuesday, 1 August 2017



I was planning on going to a lavender field on Sunday and taking some slightly more exciting photos, but in the end life got in the way of my plans and so instead here are some film photos from recently that I haven't really shared yet.
I keep my film photos (both published shoots and personal diary ones) updated regularly on my website.
The first two were taken on the summer solstice. I was having a good day filled with double tartan however managed to break the entire sole off one of my platforms, which was slightly heartbreaking but if you don't wear your shoes until they break, did you even wear them properly?!




 

My friend Violet lives in a beautiful house filled with cats and unusual memorabilia and objects her family have collected, from bones and vintage glasses frames to mirrors in the garden and a whole jar of collected discarded lighters. A lot of these photos are from spending the night there with a few friends.





The colour photos below were from my recent shoot for Grunge'n'Art. I wanted to capture the warmth of the sun and that sort of feeling of its rays hitting your skin, as well as promoting a sense of enjoying being colourful and bright and being yourself. You can see the full shoot here.







The above black and white photos are from a sunny morning spent shooting for Saperlipopette Magazine. The piece went up on their site yesterday and I am really happy with the outcome...the shoot kind of captures a feeling of sisterhood, whilst suggesting the image of forest nymphs playing in the early dawn before humans are awake. You can see the full shoot here.



The last two photos were taken by Violet and capture my summer quite accurately. I've been really busy but also just had such nice few months spending time with friends and enjoying being in London instead of travelling around too much.
I hope you have a lovely week!

seaside-ing

Sunday, 23 July 2017


Can you believe...I'm actually back...posting new things...what has happened to me it's almost like summer has given me energy or something.
Just thought I'd share this lot of film photos from Pride and also my holiday with friends to the seaside...I love a bit of documentary photography and as you know I document pretty much every 5 seconds of life on my little point and shoot. I started using this olympus superzoom that I got on ebay for £2.50 after my usual camera's lens cover snapped off, and it actually has such nice colouring and focus that I think I might have found my new favourite camera. Just shows that it's not always about how much you pay.







We spent a week in my friend Stanley's beach house and drank a lot of wine boxes, ate a lot of instant noodles and generally had a really sweet time. 










All of my best photos can be found on my website.
Also watch Grunge'n'art tomorrow as a new editorial I shot is going up!