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GETTING OUT AND ABOUT

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Sometimes you just need a creative break…

To escape the constant imagery online and just get inspired by the real world.

Today, I met up with my friend and fellow photographer Kirstin to mooch, catch up with news and shoot some photos…

and capture some colour naturally.

Imagine my excitement to find colourful balloons cascading down a building on Regent St. Yay!

It was a good day…

Taking part in Karen’s NaPhoPoMo this month – posting photos daily for the month of November.

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November 7th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

WEEKENDING

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Jeanine emailed me a while back and asked if I wanted to do this photo hunt with her… it sounded cool, so we joined up.

Last Saturday we roamed around Shoreditch, with a whole new bunch of photographers/bloggers… answering a list of clues by taking photos of them… it was a super fun few hours!

Sign up at the photo hunt for their next event in March… I can’t wait.

All photos shot on the iPhone edited in VSCOcam – I’m taking part in Karen’s NaPhoPoMo this month. 

 

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November 1st, 2013 at 5:23 pm

ADVENTURES IN LONDON

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SO, Susannah and I are hosting an instagram meet up in August… a photo walk, time to play around taking iPhone pictures and maybe tea/coffee and cake… everyone is welcome… come and play!

I was so inspired watching this film… and over the past couple of weeks I’ve been fortunate enough to explore my London, with some fabulous photographers/bloggers… Irene, Susannah, Kirstin & Carol… Taking photos walks, playing with cameras, eating & drinking and lots of chatting… I love it and want to do more… so an instagram meet up seems a good way to start… more details will be revealed closer to the date.

Here’s what I’ve seen on these recent photo adventures right here on my doorstep…

 

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July 5th, 2013 at 10:34 am

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WALTHAMSTOW TO BRIXTON

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Recently I tagged along with Leonie, on her brilliant, (wish I’d thought of it) project, to travel to the ends of all the tube lines. (I’m a rubbish Londoner, having lived here a most of my life, there are many parts I’ve never seen)

Throughout this year Leonie plans to visit the stations at the end of each tube line, un-reasearched, leaving discoveries to unfold through her lens once she arrives.

I love this.

We explored the Victoria line, running north to south for about 35 mins.

North was first – Walthamstow. We let the signs lead us to the William Morris gallery, who knew?

We mooch, drink tea and play under the only bit of blue sky we see all day.

A yellow wall calls me from across the road, we play some more.

Hop back on the tube to the other end of the line, it’s lunchtime and we’re hungry.

Disappointment that our planned destination is closed is quickly dispersed, with mason jars of drinks and the most delicious lunch at honest burgers. So glad there’s one in Soho!

Stuffed with yumminess, we mooch a little around Brixton indoor market… pretty tables ready to serve food, and pops of colour everywhere…

A joyful day of shooting with no mission other than to let the day unfold & capture it. Thanks Leonie…

 

 

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March 4th, 2013 at 11:36 am

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STREET LIFE

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During Art & the Heart we were asked to go out for one hour and shoot our own project… there were a few other guidelines to the project that added a “scary” element, but I don’t want to spoil it incase you ever happen take the workshop. Anyway, here is a selection of some the photos I took… these were the test shots taken on my iphone, aiming to fill the frame with contrasting colours and textures. It gives a real snapshot of this corner of London.

Creating photo slideshows and GIF animations is one of the projects I share in Creating Time Capsules… which opens for registration tomorrow! All the details are here.

 

 

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August 6th, 2012 at 11:22 am

DAY OUT

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A couple weeks ago I met up with the lovely Pen for a mooch around Central London and a catch up on all our news. It’s so great to get out and meet fellow creatives and get inspired by the simple things around you.

Stopping for a spot of lunch…

Then a walk inside the fabulous Liberty London. Plenty to feast your eyes on… Plenty of colour to soak up.

An abundance of bunting in Liberty… they know how to make it classy.

And finally a stroll along Oxford St while Pen plays with Diana. Thanks for a lovely day!

 

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July 2nd, 2012 at 9:55 am

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BIG NEWS

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Exciting day today!

First, the new e-course I mentioned earlier this week is open for registration TODAY…

Behind the Scenes is a creative guide to blogging your passion with myself & the wonderful Kim, all the details can be found here. The course is going to take place in a new space called Reflection Of You, which we’re planning to build into a space full of creativity and connection… truly wonderful.

Please pop on over and take a look, we’re super excited.

Secondly, I’m over at Shutter sisters today launching our month of colour… I do hope you’ll join in? A month of searching for colour… YES PLEASE!

I’m in… what about you?

 {photos from my colourful day in San Francisco with Leslie)

And then of course this weekend is full of celebrations of the Jubliee kind… we’re escaping all the pomp and ceremony to sit in a field in this beauty and hang out with friends, old & new. I’m sure there will be bunting, ’cause bunting always makes things happy.

Happy weekend to you all x.

 

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June 1st, 2012 at 1:02 pm

FOUR FRAMES

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Victoria and Axel are totally fabulous…

 

 

FOUR FRAMES

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Chenelle & Luke had such a happy day on Saturday… gosh, it was wonderful.

 

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May 21st, 2012 at 5:40 pm

LISE & PATRICK

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So the lovely Lise and Patrick fell in love with the pre-wedding session I did with Leon & Vanessa, so much so, they wanted to do pretty much the same thing… they loved the balloons, the location (especially the escalator) and even the badges. “That’s cool” I said, as I knew we could add our own spin on it…

They came with balloons, even one who walks around with you. They brought so much energy & fun to the shoot… and of course bundles of love, they clearly adore each other very very much.

We started at St Pancras Station and then hopped in a taxi to Camden for a different flavour…