Wednesday, September 30, 2015

"are you okay??"

most people don't want the honest response.
a handful of people do.

a handful of people want realness, want secrets spilled, want feelings overturned.

ask the question, but don't expect or look for the response.
don't ever assume you are owed an answer.
the asking is what's important.  

Thursday, September 24, 2015


august was a month of coffee shops.  
exploring, testing, photographing, interacting, hating, loving, 
I recently did a stint as a freelance photographer for an app that is all about coffee, and my job involved my wandering the city neighborhoods to visit local coffee shops, drink coffee, eat the occasional pastry and most importantly, photograph everything.  
there were aspects of this job that I loved, others which proved frustrating to work through and around.  some lessons I took away from this experience:

-it's all about the details for me (of anything, but mostly food, interiors and nature). extreme close up shots are always more appealing to me than long wide shots.  I dislike being shown the whole picture.

-the level of impact people (with, nearby, serving you) can have on you and your overall shooting experience is paramount

(people who yell at + after you on the street will ruin your day, people who smile and are generally enthusiastic about/excited for your work will make your day)

-aesthetic can sometimes mean absolutely nothing 

-having fewer expectations + possessing zero prior knowledge of what you will be confronted with during a shoot is very often the best way to approach it 

-even in a city like New York City, bad coffee exists 
coffee shops featured in this post include Absolute Coffee, Little Zelda, Cafe Rue Dix, Key & Cup, Nolita Mart & Espresso Bar, Pushkin Creperie, Anchor Coffee.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Omas Garten

During my trip home and to the West of Ireland, I stayed at my Oma's house as always and had to take some snaps in her beautiful garden.

I love my Oma's garden because it is colorful, wild and overgrown. 

I will always prefer mess and disorganisation over neatness and perfection, in pretty much all aspects of life.

Multiple species of flowers and plants run into, over and across one another, and there is always a cat or dog (or both!) running by or dozing quietly, just about visible amogst the tall grass or flowerbeds.

Having a garden is something I very much miss living in the city, and while I make the most of it by spending as much time as possible visiting the wonderful parks and public gardens here, there is definitely something to be said about having your very own outdoor space all to yourself; for you to care for, relax in and just be.

I can't wait to have my own someday!