Last time I blogged I was in Portugal, the Summer holidays continued with a trip to Berlin and I’ve been back in Switzerland since late August. It’s not that I had no time to post – or nothing to blog about – I just wasn’t online.
The past couple of weeks I started to post on Instagram again and it made me miss blogging. So I thought I would start with a round-up of what has been going on “photography-wise” since my last post.
I took a few photos during my holidays, I will share them in separate posts over the weekend. These are only a few from my phone that I posted on IG:
While I was abroad I couldn’t find the opportunity to shoot for the In the hands photo series. When I came back I was feeling a bit frustrated with the interruption (because it had been originally planned as a weekly series) and didn’t went on with it. I think I will continue adding pictures to this project in the future, but in a more sporadic way – whenever I feel creative again.
I haven’t picked up my camera since I came back from my Summer trips: 11 weeks ago! Instead, I’ve been going through old photos, printing them and making scrapbooks. I’m really enjoying it and I might share more on this here in the blog – we’ll see.
While I was offline these past couple of months, I took the opportunity to reflect on my photography. I was feeling bad for not wanting to take photos anymore and I needed to understand where that was coming from.
I always loved taking photos and it soon became a creative outlet for me. When I was around 25 I fell in love with the idea of becoming a photographer and started pursuing it. I learned so much in those 7 years, met amazing people and my photography evolved a lot. But at some point this year I lost my passion…
Being “a photographer” became a burden and I want to get rid of that feeling – starting by not taking photography (and myself) so seriously. I just want to get back to taking photos of my everyday life and be creative without the pressure!
I must say that the pressure is very much in my own head and mostly connected to my portraits portfolio – which I have deleted now. It made no sense to keep it and I feel so relieved now that it’s gone. It sounds silly but not having an ‘official website’ anymore is a weight off my shoulders.
That’s pretty much where I stand with my photography at this point.
If you are still reading:
– thank you for hearing me out 🙂
– and thank you for checking my blog after being gone for so long.
I’m excited to rediscover my love for photography in a more laid-back way.