Dandelions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My!

Sometimes, when the office walls seem to be closing in on you, like the garbage compactor in Star Wars IV: A New Hope, you’ve got to make like Solo and shoot first… straight for the nearest piece of greenery, to clear your muddled mind.

This week I’ve been trying to get back into moving my arse as much as possible, forcing myself to go for a walk as soon as the clock strikes 1pm. Not just for fitness but to shake the cabin fever feeling.

Luckily, I have a good friend in Tatty, who is (mostly) willing to come with me and we’ve recently found a new oasis of calm amidst the hustle and bustle of Lewes Road. I love the juxtaposition of urban sprawl and gorgeous green corners hidden around Brighton.

With this in mind, on Thursday, Tatty and I; and our colleague, Chrissy took to the cemetery.

Let’s just say, frolicking in the woods is great for the soul. Look how bloody cute we are!

Thanks to Tatty for the image of me and the cemetery gate.

Incidentally, if you have an interest in the sartorial, Tatty’s blog is amazing, sharing gems from the high street and looking freaking awesome while doing so. She’s my fave, go check her out.

Happy weekend, all!

Big/The Natural World

I could say it’s been a busy week but it hasn’t really, I’ve just had other things on. But I’ve still been keeping up with my #photo101 assignments and today is a double whammy!

(I have skipped one so far, which was Bliss and I didn’t technically miss it, I want to focus on it more, so might sign off this course with my entry. We’ll see!)

So to yesterday and today’s posts.

Today, think big. Offer a unique point of view as you photograph something of great size. Via Photography 101: Big (10th March 2015)

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This is the building I work in. It’s massive. This is a view from the top taken upwards, bending at the waist. I’ve cropped it which perhaps loses something in the illustration of just how big it is. Just take it from me that this grey monster is a massive part of my life (sometimes not in the good way).

Capture a moment, big or small, and pay attention to the lines and curves produced by nature. Via Photography 101: The Natural World (11th March 2015)

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Flowers pretty much speak for themselves but I like this contrast between the pretty and delicate, and the grey concrete of our outdoor work environment. Proof even beautiful things can grow out of seemingly nothing.

Happy snapping all!

My Week Filtered

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This week has been a good one with many highlights. Here are a few of them, from Left to Right, Top to Bottom:

  1. It was pissing down at 9am yesterday but by lunch it looked like this: I like to call this image ‘Narnia after the thaw’. Despite the title of this post #nofilter
  2. The prettiest tree I have ever seen, right in time for the upcoming Christmas period #nofilter
  3. Short classic red nails. This may not seem like a big deal to anybody else but this week I cut my very long nails down to this length and I think they can stay! It feels so fresh, modern and practical
  4. #obsessed 
  5. What’s a lunchtime stroll around the cemetery without a dorky #selfie?
  6. This is one of the coolest charity shop finds I’ve ever unearthed. Love Miranda July, and I bloody love the British Heart Foundation! Saturdays are for the Open Market and charity shop rummaging (except today as I think I may have food poisoning from some dodgy chicken last night)
  7. This happened! I love it so much, it feels like a sexy secret tattoo that in the end only Glynn and I will ever see. My friend Ella has just started tattooing and she’s ace. She does dotwork and it’s so delicate and beautiful. It could become a big problem for my tattoo addiction… #never
  8. This also happened and I adore it! I’ve wanted a paper fortune teller like the ones I made as a kid for a long time, and this is perfect. Also by Ella
  9. Anyone who follows me on Instagram knows I’m a bit of a sucker for graffiti. I don’t know quite why this appeals so much, but I like it a lot #brightongraffiti

Happy weekend all!