“[pullquote align=”center”]”life loves the person who dares to live it” Maya Angelou [/pullquote]
This is my favourite quote at the moment. It resonates with me, and my life. We have dared to live by the beach, in Auckland, by a river in the country, and our last adventure was in Brazil. We lived there for 5 years, and I still pinch myself that it was true. I arrived with a point and shoot camera, and I was busy taking pictures of all of our postcard moments. However, I began to feel frustrated with the images. They were different to what I was seeing, and so I begged for a DLSR. Yes begged, and for my 40th birthday it was gift wrapped with a bow.
I jumped into photography with a passion that I have never felt before! I threw myself into it with my whole soul. Initially, I focused my attention on capturing the street markets. The array of vegetables and fruits were simply amazing. I went online to learn the basics about my camera and photography. I visited all websites, blogs, forums, and Facebook groups and communities. Then I took a course about portrait photography. It was left of field from food photography, and completely changed my direction. Right before me were my 5 children and it wasn’t the postcard moments that I filled my frame with. It was the ordinary moments. The details of life that are ever-changing, and the emotions that fill their face, and their connections.
Now, I dare to live in Sydney. I am happy to be home in Australia with my 5 children, and sweet husband…. who dared to buy me that camera and start this adventure.