It’s been a while, I know! In my defence, I had to resume my academic obligations (I am a post graduate student, as well as a working girl), so I had to change my priorities a bit. But I still found the time to take a picture or two. This one was not planned, but it stuck with me.

I had a very different picture in mind, but while shooting it I decided to try this pose instead. I only took two pictures and I really liked what I saw, so I decided to go for it. Editing did not take me that long either.  I’d love to hear your thoughts about it.

Fun fact: the pillow featured here was my beloved feather pillow from Ikea. Then I decided to wash it. I shouldn’t have… Well, at least I got to use it as a prop, so now it will live forever!

So, two weeks after my first post on this blog, I am finally ready (or at least I hope I am) to post my very first picture heading on a new direction. I have decided to use myself as a model, at least for the time being, for two reasons. First, that I am available at any time (well, obviously) and second that I am still trying to find my own pace, so I think it is better not to drag anybody else into what I’m doing, yet. Once I feel more confident I will certainly use other models as well! I feel very uncomfortable and vulnerable posting self-portraits, but excited at the same time. I think this will be a very exciting journey!

As you can see, this is a composite image. I have spent the last three weeks editing it, but I can’t really tell how much time I actually spent on it because sadly I didn’t have time to do it every day. During editing I learned a lot from the mistakes I made, both when shooting, but afterwards also. It has been a really valuable lesson for me.

I hope that from now on I will be able to make my workflow faster, so that I can post more regularly. I have plenty of ideas, but I think that for the time being I will try to focus more on simpler concepts. Perhaps avoid excessive editing.

So this is it for now! I know it is not perfect and I could probably keep editing forever to make it better, but I decided to just go for it. I hope you enjoy and please feel free to leave a comment with your feedback, it will be much appreciated!



ps. Happy October!