Keep Chasing The Light

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI have to admit I haven’t quite got my head around the new year yet. Most Januaries I’m carried along with the momentum of plans and goals whereas right now I feel I’m still standing still looking out on, I’m not quite sure what… 

Achieving the big things – Gus successfully started at school, happily settled in a new house, a fresh start on health and wellbeing as we approach 40 and the blog functioning better than I could have imagined – has left me, I don’t know, perhaps a little unsure about where to focus my energies. Looking around at the political landscape fills me with worry and concern and I rabidly devour articles forecasting optimistic outcomes in the face of seemingly inevitable impending doom. I feel like I should be gathering myself for an almighty burst of energy to somehow make everything right. But the big things are not really in our control sadly. 
So I’m just going to keep on with more of the same, introducing new things here and there – hello YouTube and a longer term writing project. One of my favourite things to do is explore wherever I am, camera in hand and find the beauty. Or the light really. The most magical photographs are often ones where the light is doing something extraordinary. Although I read a lovely notion, more relating to photographing people, that the best photos are the ones that you can’t imagine having been taken a second before or later. That applies more to people and street photography really, not the more staged stills of the Instagram universe. 


Coat | Topshop (similar) / Jumper | Hush / Boots | Penelope Chilvers via Roos Beach (on sale!)

Bag | Mansur Gavriel / Ring | Bianca Jones Jewellery /

Silver rings & hoops  | Paz Oh / Jeans | Urban Outfitters  / Cap | Isabel Marant


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Photography by Jay McLaughlin on Olympus Pen F & 17mm lens

 

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  1. Feeling the same way but there is so much you can do. To be passively active – to share information – to bring your voice to change. you just have to decide how you (your voice and talents) want to participate, not if. You may find this inspiring / interesting http://www.vogue.com/13512847/daily-action-alerts-cell-phone-fight-trump/ – it’s for the states but undoubtably the U.K will have something similar soon … this too: http://leotielovely.blogspot.fr/2016/11/gonegreen2016-day-235-sustainable.html?m=1 … you can chase the light and help make this world right 😉 xx

    1. Ah amazing! Will def check that out. Yes, I really have been feeling quite defeated by it all I must admit xx