One of my high school teachers once said to me, “The best way to learn is to try to explain it to someone else.”(more…)
This decade will be one that I will never forget when it comes to my photography journey.(more…)
The recent UN report left me feeling pretty anxious. And I’m sure there’s many of you feeling the same way.(more…)
From as far back as I can remember, I’ve always been passionate about wildlife. I loved being outside, watching the birds, collecting fallen leaves with my mom and trying to identify the tree it came from.(more…)
For this year’s World Wildlife Day, the UN has chosen the theme of “Life below water: for people and planet.”(more…)
I am an introvert.
I am not antisocial. I do not dislike people. I am not shy.
Nothing makes me happier than being behind a camera! I love that I can freeze a moment in time and save that memory forever in a physical form. And I love that I am able to share stories in a way that resonates with other people. As the old saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” and I couldn’t agree more! It’s incredible how much emotion a single image can evoke in someone.
To all my fellow photographers and photography lovers, happy photography day!
Why do you love photography?
Share your answers in the comments below! 🙂
You may have noticed I’ve been fairly inactive on this blog recently.
Earlier this month I was offered the social media coordinator position at Treefrog, a digital marketing and tech agency based in Newmarket, Ontario.
The first few weeks involved a lot of learning and getting into the day-to-day routine of Treefrog life, but now that I’m more settled in, I’ll be back here soon with some more photography and Nicaragua posts! Until then, bear with me. 🙂
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my style as a photographer. Every photographer has their own unique style when it comes to their work, which sets them apart from other photographers.
Earlier today I was in a situation where someone did not like a certain set of photos because they looked too ‘sexy’. This person only liked pictures where the women looked sweet, gentle, smiling, innocent, etc. Of course, this is her opinion and she has every right to prefer what she prefers. However, it made me realize that there is still such a huge stigma against woman who embrace their sexuality. They are frowned upon. But why? Why is there a preference towards woman who are ‘innocent’, ‘feminine’ and ‘homely’? The part that confuses me the most is that all this judgement is coming from other women. Women are tearing apart each other instead of building each other up and encouraging each other to embrace who they are. Women already face so many challenges in our day to day lives, from unequal pay, sexual predators, domestic violence and abuse, sexism, unequal rights, and the list goes on. The last thing we need is more judgement. There is nothing wrong with being innocent and homely. Likewise, there is nothing wrong with embracing your sexuality.
Pictured above are the models from the “Culture Shock: Tattoo Edition” shoot that we did for Elephant Trails Studio. One thing that stands out to me from this picture is the way each of the women carry themselves. There is a mix of sexy, sweet, homely, and they ALL look absolutely beautiful.
Why do you think there is this strong stigma against women who embrace their sexuality, and against sex in general? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Comment below 🙂