Yes, this is an ironically dramatic photo of me walking away from the camera and this post should explain why hopefully. After an awful lot of going back and forth, I have decided to take a little break from the kinds of captions on my photos that I have been trying out lately and I haven’t decided when I’ll go back. It might be tomorrow, it might be a few months time. I’m loving it but sometimes I struggle to think of something to write about and I feel pressured then not to post until I can but that is certainly not the reason that I started to do this. Also figured seen as my last post was a bit impacting, I figured that I would press pause on doing this while on a high note. So I’m terribly sorry if there’s anyone out there who cares solely about what I wrote about, and for all of those people who message me about each individual shot and what I talk about because you guys are the best so if you are one of those people who really cared about what I said then please feel free to message me because you are my main people out there, despite whether you soak it all up and leave it at that or if you react and respond to me. For now, I just want to post photos because I have a backlog of shots that I’ve wanted to put out there but I now realise that I’ve been partially holding myself back slightly from doing this, purely because of the issue of time and effort. Who knows; I’ll probably change my mind in a weeks time and I’ll be back to doing it but I’ll just have to decide as I go along. Thank you though for all of your support anyway on my posts and I really hope that it does continue because responses and reactions from you guys mean more to me than anything else on Instagram. You guys are the best and hopefully you still enjoy what I have to post. Until next time, thank you so much for everything.
A guy was walking through an elephant camp, and he spotted that the elephants weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains. All that was holding them back from running free the camp, was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs. As the man gazed upon the elephants, he was completely confused as to why the elephants didn’t just use their strength to break the rope and escape the camp. They could easily have done so, but instead they didn’t try to at all. Curious and wanting to know the answer, he asked a trainer nearby why the elephants were just standing there and never tried to escape. The trainer replied; “When they are very young and much smaller, we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are therefore conditioned to believe that they cannot break away; they believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.” The only reason that the elephants weren’t breaking free and escaping from the camp was because over time they adopted the belief that it just wasn’t possible. This needs to be looked at as more than a story about elephants though because in our lives, we are so often just like them. No matter how much the world tries to hold you back, always continue with the belief that what you want to achieve is possible. Believing you can become successful is the most important step in actually achieving it because your life is in your hands; it’s entirely up to you what to do with it. So hold your ropes and cast them aside because they are what give you character and pushing on through them made you the person that you are today. Remember that the next time something feels like it’s weighing you down or holding you back.
My favourite part about being a photographer is capturing moments and freezing them in time. Feeling warmth on your skin after hiking up a mountain just to catch the first glimpse of light over the edge of the ocean. It’s moments like these I never want to end. I always want to be on the road exploring new places and I always want to be chasing my dreams. Yes, I’m well aware that a photograph can be interpreted in a million different ways and also that no photograph ever compares to being in the actual moment but it doesn’t mean that I can’t try to depict it in the best sense that I can for all of you. So here’s another shot from our travels around. Bit of a different kind of travelling because instead of arranging a photoshoot, we arranged a holiday and then just hoped for the best so for the next while, I’ll be letting you see a lot from what happened on it and what all we got up to.
Do you ever keep bumping into a stranger and you eventually get to know them just because it seems like you’re meant to meet them? This happened to my friend Voss and I. Voss is an artist who often has his work up on display in St George’s Market and I can honestly say that this guy is one of the most incredible people I’ve ever met. From the stories he’s told me from being around the world to the inspirations behind his favourite art pieces, he definitely goes down as one of the coolest people that I have ever met. He was talking to me about perspectives after seeing my last post and it was a good laugh as we pointed out things that most people don’t even give a second thought to, even though it happens in front of their eyes every day. Voss is a humble guy, never really going about bigging himself up, even though his art is of a ridiculously professional standard and if you ever meet him, you’ll have to ask him if he wished that he could feature in museums or have his art on display on a wider scale because he will always turn around and tell you that “I am thankful for every opportunity that has been presented to me and even though you don’t always get what you wish for, that certainly doesn’t mean that you won’t get what you worked for.” So what I take from him is that if you work hard and put your heart into what you do, people will recognise that more than anything else but I’m open to anyone else’s interpretation too so fire away Just figured a deep thought would be a nice fit for everyone to go along with a pensive photo. Yes, here’s another photo of me , this one taken by @jackriceinsta but don’t worry, you won’t see belfast’s own invisible man, as I’ve now been nicknamed, for a while now, I’ll stay behind the camera. Thanks for listening!
Had a lot of trouble building up the courage to post this one so please be nice Once again, I found myself on the other side of a camera... realised that if I’m going to start hanging out with people who are as into photography as I am, I’m going to have to suck it up and be the model for a shot every once in a while. This was taken on an especially adventurous photo day, making our way through the mountain range, across small waterfalls and around a lake to start to climb up to the top of quite a steep mountain, surrounded by other mountains, just to take some photos at sunset and despite ruining three different pairs of shoes, massacring a few pairs of jeans and losing a drone, it was a fun day out. Not really a big milestone person but in the same day, I’ve managed to hit 4000 followers and 100 posts so I figured this should be a little thank you. Didn’t honestly think that I would ever reach this kind of support on my account, purely based on the fact that I am only doing this as a hobby and, as I’m sure most of you have noticed, I’m not overly consistent and tend to be quite lazy sometimes when it comes to posting photos but for all of you who remain loyal and leave your support on each and every photo that I post, I can honestly say that it means so much to me. Between people messaging to get to know me, all you who comment on all of my photos and especially those who ask to meet up and shoot, it brings a smile to my face and inspires me to keep snapping away. As I was discussing with a few friends, I never want to feel like taking photos and posting them is a duty, rather than a hobby and thanks to all of you, you are keeping the hobby alive. But once again, I just want to say thank you for everything and for all those friends who put up with my inability to leave the house without a camera and for those who ask me to take some photos just for a little day out, an especially big thank you to you because you a key reason that I feel the most support. Don’t really have an epilogue for this because I’ve said thank you far too many times already so far... but one more time won’t hurt, right? Thanks for listening!