Even your snapshots are worth printing

There have been a few posts like this surfacing recently, and at first I didn't think much of them. Photos are photos, whether they're digital or printed, right? And you always get the important ones printed, don't you? The weddings, the graduation photos, the...

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Be the one who people talk about

In my youth, I was often the subject of whispers and giggling. In one memorable-for-all-the-wrong-reasons occasion when I was fourteen, I was also the subject of a secret bet – how long would the boy I was dating put up with me before he dumped me? (Answer,...

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Kitten interlude

I've been testing out my new camera body on the most easily-available subjects - my two cats, Luna and Clover! And the extra hour of daylight today made SUCH a difference... even if it is making it impossible for me to go to bed at a sensible time. I know you're doing...

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#inspirenovember favourites

Quite a few people joined us for the #inspirenovember challenge Louise and I issued. Ironically, the days I posted least were the days she and I spent together, immersed in planning our businesses for the next twelve months. Oops! Here are some of my favourites from...

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Breaking blocks

It's taken me almost a decade to embrace the fact that photography is, like writing, as natural to me as breathing. Some bad experiences with negativity online, when I was still very young and took everything to heart, have kept me from pursuing something that makes...

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Stepping into the wider world…

So I joined Instagram. Again. I bloody love Instagram, it's the best way I've ever found for sharing snippets of my life, behind the scenes and generally making a photo journal of the World of Carla. It's brilliant. But with a very personal account (@duckingfabulous)...

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All my selves

Unconvinced about the title of this one. Taken at the very end of my best friend's wedding, just before we all retired to bed. It's one of my most favourite self portraits to date because of all it represents - Lotta and Nell and me, all bringing our best sides to the...

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Waiting for Wonderland

Reading, searching, waiting for her door to Wonderland. And so absorbed in the book, she doesn't notice her very own white rabbit tortoiseshell cat leading her to the rabbit hole... Wivenhoe, July...

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Bravery

This morning I started reading Big Magic. This afternoon I spotted that my one of favourite photographers, Kerrie Mitchell, with whom I plan to spend a day shooting and learning and planning my business in February, was exhibiting at Wivenhoe  House wedding fair. And...

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Retrospective: Burfield Wings

One of my earliest self portraits, when I first started turning to my camera to deal with grief, in the living room of my final year student house. Clearly I've always been a fan of wings! As I'm now working on Emerging Fae and creating a fairy alter ego, I wonder if...

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Creative secrecy

During a wonderfully inspiring conversation yesterday (which gave me the final push I needed to actually get this site off the ground - thank you J!), we hit upon the subject of creative secrecy. I find it fascinating how much creative people hide from their nearest...

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