My love for all things creative began at a young age. As a little girl I loved painting, drawing and making things and at school I spent as much time as possible in the art department. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life when I left school, except that I wanted life to be full of travel and adventures not nine-to-fives and office window views, so I bought myself some time by studying photography at college. From the beginning I felt an intense and overwhelming connection with the process of being able to stop time and then relive and share it. Quickly I realised that this was more than just a hobby and I begun to dedicate all of my time to it. I wanted to document all of life and my days were filled with learning and shooting. After college and a brief period of travel I started working full time as a freelance photographer, which was simultaneously terrifying and exhilarating.
As far back as I can remember nature and the wildness of the natural world has been my biggest inspiration. I’ve always felt deeply connected to the earth and this has only grown stronger with time. Outside of photography some of my biggest passions are learning about growing food, holistic nutrition and self-sufficiency. I spend as much time as I can outdoors surrounded by mountains and forests, it brings a sense of peace that can be hard to find sometimes in our 24/7 non-stop 21st century lives.
I find it hard to stay in one place. I have an obsession with travel and freedom and so I wander whenever I can. There is something so humbling and inspiring about meeting people from all different cultures and walks of life and hearing their stories. There is so much to learn from other people and so many stories to be told. There are so many places I would love to visit and for every place I travel to I seem to discover three more that I want to see. Luckily I’ve never cared much for possessions, I’d rather collect experiences and memories than things.
My dream for life is to combine all the things I love; art & photography, travelling the world, and working to help protect our beautiful planet and all those who inhabit it. Maybe we can leave this land a little better than we found it.
“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love. I felt in myself a superabundance of energy which found no outlet in our quiet life.” – Leo Tolstoy