Posts tagged Inspiration
Girl Vs Cancer

Have you ever met one of those people that you have nothing but admiration for? A few years ago I met blogger and PR, Lauren Mahon when I was teaching a photography workshop. She was super enthusiastic and chatty, which always makes me warm to someone.

A few months later and we’re sitting at the Barbican, eating cookies after she’s just dropped the breast cancer bomb. I was amazed though, because she almost made it sound like a good thing. Here was someone in a life threatening situation, and not only was she being positive, but also had a complete game plan of how she was going to make the most out of beating it... and there was no doubt that she was always going to beat it, she’s that determined!

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Hand crafted

Maybe it's a sign that I'm getting old, but lately I've been trying to work out ways of using technology less. I know that probably sounds odd, especially as you're reading this on the internet, using some sort of computer, smart phone or tablet, but it's true. When I was growing up in the 80's, everything was about the future. We had the Space Shuttle, Star Wars, Back to the Future, and the dawn of the computer game era. Back then, and indeed much into my teens and twenties, I've always been into the new thing. I've got no end of Apple products, I have a smart tv, and blu-ray. Everything you'd expect to find in a 'man pad'. But as much as I love some of the things we have available to us today, I do feel that things are getting a bit too much, to the detriment of our nature as human brings and individuals.

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Inspiration : Holly Webber

Ok so, up until now, my "inspiration" blogs have been about photographers that inspire me. Well I was lucky to meet and shoot a truly inspirational person a couple of weeks ago. Holly Webber is one of those people you meet who has a true zest for life. She's happy and makes you smile.

So what makes her so inspirational? Well sure, she has the same trials and tribulations as any other 25 year old. In fact, as I write this, she's complaining of a cold, complete with "dripping nose". She has dreams of a house in the country, marriage and children. The kind of dreams anyone else might have. Unfortunately, in January 2010, Holly was diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer, and it's now terminal.

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Smiling and the Pursuit of Happiness

I've been doing a lot of looking inward at myself lately, working out my various flaws and how I can achieve all the things I want to achieve. Last year I spent far too much time telling myself that life isn't fair, and complaining that I don't get the same breaks as other people. Well life isn't fair, deal with it. You can't always change the things around you, at least not instantly, but you can change yourself. One thing I noticed is that I'm often not "happy". That's not to say I'm always miserable, but more often than not, I'm just "ok"... which is fine. But I don't want to be just fine... I want to be happy! We all do, don't we?

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Inspiration : Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton once said, "Some people`s photography is an art. Mine is not. If they happen to be exhibited in a gallery or a museum, that`s fine. But that`s not why I do them. I`m a gun for hire." To many people, Helmut Newton is the father of fashion photographer. He was there at the beginning, and it's his images that helped shape the way many of the people that followed.

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