Thursday, 19 March 2015

Find It In Everything: Winter 2014/5

As tomorrow marks the official start of Spring, it's time for another 'Find It In Everything'; this time it's the Winter addition. I've really enjoyed taking pictures during the winter months, but spring is so exciting for me as a lover of taking photographs. There is always so much vibrancy, so much colour and cool places to explore as the sun sets a little later, I literally cannot wait to start snapping away. For now, here is a selection of my favourite pictures from this season:

'til next time!


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Find It In Everything: Autumn 2014

Winter is here which means it's time for another 'Find It In Everything' post. Autumn has always been my favourite time of year so I couldn't wait to start snapping away. Below is a small selection of some of my favourite pictures taken during those gorgeous Autumn months.

This will be my last post of 2014, so I want to wish you all a great festive break with lots of food and fine company.

See you on the other side!


Thursday, 28 August 2014

Black & White Summer

I don't know why, but I tend to take pictures in a particular way: Spring/Summer is colour photography while Autumn/Winter is black and white photography. It's such a weird habit to have because photography isn't built that way nor made that way. That's why I love photography so much, a picture can be taken in any circumstance and at any time of year; it has no rules, no structure or boundaries (unless you want it to), and it can and will thrive if you have passion behind it.

I decided to have a wander during one of my days off and headed to one of my favourite places. Shoreditch is great because you get the old with the new, the modern with the vintage, the light with the dark, and that's why it's on my go-to list of places that inspire me. I was really lucky because the sun was shining and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to break my habit and take black and white photos on a Summers day. Below are the results:

So much beauty in black and white photography in the sunshine. I'm definitely going to continue this break from my norm and take colour photos in the upcoming Autumn months (oh my goodness, Autumn is my favourite time of year so I simply cannot wait!). You can check out the full set on my Flickr page.

'til next time.


Sunday, 26 January 2014


I have been woeful with updating this blog and I must apologise. Life got pretty hectic and my other blog took over for a while, but this year is about managing my time between the two and I’m so excited to show you what I’ve been shooting – I’ve been a busy girl!

Night photography is something I’ve always wanted to do but have been scared to travel in and around London with cameras in tow on my own, but thankfully I have awesome people in my life who are willing to travel around with me and partake in the photo fun. Unfortunately this was the only one we could squeeze in before Christmas and with Spring on the horizon, it’s unlikely we’ll get another opportunity, but I’m super happy with the one session we did have.

These pictures were taken late last year and took place at Battersea and Waterloo. I have always loved Battersea Power Station and still can’t believe they’re tearing it down. I love the structure of the building and it’s such a shame they couldn’t find some way to keep it the way it is. I’m glad I took the time to really walk around the building and scrape together some photos from the few views available (due to highly irritating boards). The next stop was Waterloo. Waterloo Bridge is my absolute favourite bridge in London. For me, you get the best views of the river and surrounding buildings and I’m the luckiest girl to travel across it everyday for work.

I shot these in Black and White, but when I went through them they looked way too tame, way too clean and clear. I wanted an almost graphic novel affect – gritty, misshapen, distorted and urban, so I decided to edit them. I’m not really one for editing at all as I like the photos I take to remain in their natural state, but for the desired affect I had to heavily edit. I wanted deep-rooted darkness, darkness where you'd have to squint to make everything out. But with darkness comes light so I also enhanced the few spots of light, but still wanted the light to look grainy, as if there was a hint of fog in the air.

I used both my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 and Olympus TRIP, and these are from the Lumix. I have yet to develop my 35mm film, but I’m looking forward to seeing how those have turned out.

I’m so pleased with the results of the Panasonic and the pictures remind me of Nolan’s Gotham. I don’t think Batman would feel too far away from home if he were to find himself in these pictures.

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There are a few more over on my Flickr.

‘til next time folks!


Monday, 5 August 2013


One of the things I really love about Paris is the architecture. Most of my time is spent looking up at the wonderful buildings and taking pictures with a bent back ;) These pictures of both colour and black & white were taken while walking around the city. Some are from inside The Louvre and the amazing art, but the majority of the focus is from the outside. Below is a selection of my favourites, but you can check out the full set over on my Flickr page.

Equipment: I used my Lumix Panasonic FZ48 and iPhone, for these. I only had black and white film for my TRIP, but I also wanted to capture the beautiful natural colours, of the city. I particularly love the intense colours from inside The Louvre.

Editing: The weather wasn’t great during this trip, so I’ve had to adjust the sharpness and exposure with these. Other than that, there is no editing.

One of the best and favourite pictures I've ever taken!

How incredible are these colours?!

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Shakespeare & Co. Bookshop

I’m going to try and keep this brief, because I could write an essay on this. Shakespeare was my very first Literature love. I remember going to my nans local library looking for something different. I wanted something challenging but accessible to me as a child and wandered around that small library for ages (I’m not sure it’s still there anymore). Most people talk about first hearing the story of Romeo & Juliet, but the first piece of Shakespeare I sat down and read was actually a poem: ‘A Lover’s Complaint’. I can’t quite remember the title of the book it was in, but it was a collection of “forgotten” poems; indeed, I’m not entirely sure most people knew Shakespeare wrote poems!

‘A Lover’s Complaint’ is about a young woman full of woe due to losing her love, and feeling lost. Below is my favourite stanza:

" ‘Father’, she says ‘though in me you behold
The injury of many a blasting hour,
Let it not tell your judgment I am old;
Not age, but in sorrow, over me hath power.
I might as yet have been a spreading flower,
Fresh to myself, if I had self-applied
Love to myself, and to no love beside.’ "

I remember thinking how odd it was for someone so young to be so defeatist, so incapable of finding any light in her tortuous darkness. She goes on to admit she will soon be a fool again and fall in love with someone she knows will break her heart; and I wondered why she wasn’t stronger….of course being older, I now fully understand the torment of love lost.

That’s the reason I feel in love with Shakespeare. I didn’t always like the way he portrayed women, but his writing kept (and still keeps) me engrossed, made me think and was always worthy of debate – I hadn’t read anything that remotely made me feel that way, before Shakespeare.

With that, you can imagine how deliriously happy I was to head to Shakespeare & Co Bookshop, Paris. I actually got teary-eyed as we got closer and closer to it, and I immediately took my phone out to take pictures.

Now, you’re not actually allowed to take pictures inside, but bearing in mind what I have written above, I couldn’t not take pictures inside! These will not win any awards – they are not particularly special to look at, they are not edited in any way and most are out of focus; but it’s my love for this writer that makes these photos so special to me. This is the only authentic old school, bookshop dedicated to the great man and I love these mementos I took away with me…

Equipment: iPhone. I think when you are in a place where you're not allowed to take pictures, the last thing you want to do is bring out your huge camera and enable flash!
Editing: None

Can I go back now, please?!!