Do something everyday that scares you a little.
That’s the thought that went through my head when i accepted the job of being the official photographer for Folsom this year.
I quickly realised there was little to fear, in fact being a straight female made me the strangest person there.
“These pictures are a result of holding out to find what you really love and being prepared to give nothing but your best.”
For the rest of the story and to see some more images head over to my friend Adam’s blog, Travels of Adam.
Thanks to the B.B Street Band for the amazing performance
I am in Sydney where the average temp is 20 degrees and everybody is walking around wearing scarves and beanies, freezing “and it’s not even winter yet”.
I will be back in Berlin soon, where the average temp is 18 and I imagine everybody is out worshiping the sun.
As a welcome back to Berlin present I am giving YOU (or your friend, maybe your Mum?) €50 off a mentor session with me, more info click here
Book it in now while I still have a still have some summer dates available.
If you’re in Sydney you have a week left to book in a session before I am out of here.
I have been wanting to make it to sub club for some time now and finally last weekend I was in town so a visit was a must.
Why oh why did I wait so long?
Sub Club is brilliant and with a line up of Harri & Dominic, Matthew Dear and Andrew Weatherall it was one of the best nights I have ever been to.
More photos can be found at RA. Click here.
Every now and then I do something a little crazy, I take some photos that I think aren’t up to standard, that don’t make the cut for my blog.
So I post them on my facebook page thinking that you will know the difference you will some how look at them differently and well, …..not judge me.
I am slowly starting to realise its not you I have to worry about it’s me and the little voice in my head that has a habit of whispering “you’re not good enough”.
Then I thought about how amazing the night was when I took these pictures, riding through the streets of Cape Town where cars have the right of way, always!
I took these as I rode my bike, yes I rode a little to slow for my friends liking but I don’t care I slowed down enough to take in what was happening to actually be present.
These pictures aren’t perfect but neither am I.
Last Saturday I got invited to MQCP a big gay party held every year in Cape Town it seemed mostly a big excuse for men to dress up in womens clothing, the highlight of the evening was ‘sober cobra’ and her pink spandex suit who was anything but sober.
I have just produced a new piece of work for a special Pop Up event being held on the weekend of Dec10-11th at Debut Contemporary gallery in Notting Hill London. All pieces will be on sale for £99 each, with all money raised going toward the shipping and travel expenses of the artists exhibiting in LA at the OCCCA as part of the show London Calling.
I will be exhibiting at the show in LA and whilst I would love to be there I will be in Cape Town at the time (insert smily face here). So for a chance to snap up a original artwork for only £99 get down early to Debut Contemporary. Or get in touch with me if you can’t make it. All pieces are framed and 5x7inch. Thanks One Stop Frames to for the framing!
Other ways you can support us:
My piece is called ‘Dead’ and explores the concepts of death and beauty.
I am really happy to have been selected to be part of another show in LA, this time the show will take place at the OCCCA Museum in Orange County.
As LA is a little far away the artists who are part of the show are getting together to help raise some funds to get both the art work and artists over there.
There are a couple of ways you can help out:
Visit our fundraising site here
We have also set up an ETSY stall here where you can purchase some incredible one of pieces for stupidly low prices, this is a one off chance to pick up art on a budget prices will return to normal as soon as the campaign finishes in a month. So have a think about buying some unique Christmas presents giving the gift of art while supporting some incredible artists.
Between us we have exhibited at The Venice Biennale, Tate Britain and Tate Modern, worked with clients such asJerry Lewis and Groove Armada, and have had work auctioned by high profile Christies auctioneer Hugh Edmeades. Collectors of their work are in many countries and include Banksy and Bill Woodrow.
You can pick up one of my Favela prints so be quick as I am only offering one!
And the biggest help of all is by you passing this on, tweet, like, email, sing, dance, shout it from the roof top!
Last Saturday Berlin Music Days wrapped up with Fly Bermuda held at Tempelhof the former airport in the middle of Berlin. The line up included: Tief Schwarz, Ellen Alien, Darkbeat, James Holden, Magda, Marco Resmann, M.A.N.D.Y and Plastikman. The event was a huge improvement on last year with Ellen Alien being a huge highlight for me.
Here is the event as I saw it, head over to Resident Advisor for the censored version.
Be congrats to Kristian from âme who takes out best dressed dj for his alpaca pullover.
It was the second party instalment for the newest record label on the block Items and Things and with the launch party being such a success and this one being held in the middle of Berlin Music Days there were some pretty big expectations to live up to. Job done. Easily. The crowd was full of Italian connections and the craziness that they bring.
Enjoy my favourites and head over to Resident Advisor to see more.
Oh and Marc Houle, seriously knows how to get a dance floor moving.
October 15th marked a world wide day of action, in support of occupy wall street. The people of Berlin met at Alexanderplatz then marched to Bundestag in a peaceful demonstration. I was really proud to be among the crowd today and to see so many people turn up to show the 1% who the 99% are and that we want and need change.
Things did a little heated at one stage with the police spraying the crowd with pepper spray, I am lucky I had my camera to my eye and was saved from this stupid and unnecessary use of the spray.
I have been debating with myself whether I should post these photos from a wedding I photographed a couple of weeks ago, scared of being painted with the ‘wedding photographer’ brush.
The last time I photographed a wedding was the day before I moved to Berlin and I thought I had left that part of me behind so when I was asked to photograph a wedding here I agreed, with a little hesitation.
It was a beautiful day and all my hesitations were instantly dissolved and I was reminded why I ever photographed weddings in the first place for the simple joy of love. Of two people standing up and saying “hey yep, lets do this. Together.”