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Face a fear

“ Bell’s Palsy ” This week’s theme was quite literal for me, as I faced a big scare about my face. On Wednesday morning, I woke up with the left side of my face paralyzed. My eye and mouth were hanging and it got worse quickly. I started panicking, was I having a stroke? After rushing to the doctor with an extremely slow bus, I found out I suffered from Bell’s Palsy (facial paralysis). As … Continue readingFace a fear

walls

This week, I went to Middelburg to shoot for the theme “Walls”.It’s a beautiful, historical, typical Dutch city and it’s the capital of the province of Zeeland. Fun fact: The invention of the microscope and telescope is often credited to Middelburg spectacle-makers. My goal was to go to the Abbey, which has beautiful arches and halls, and I was really looking forward to go and shoot there for the extra credit “Arches”. Unfortunately, it turned … Continue readingwalls

Low key

I absolutely love Low Key Photography, so I was really happy with the theme for this week!Low Key just fits me. The use of shadow and light, the way you can make something pop out of nothing, is magical to me. As a person, I’m pretty much low-key too! I like to do my own thing, mind my own business and tend to enjoy things in private instead of sharing it on Social Media for … Continue readingLow key

dreamscape

This week was crazy! I’ve had a really busy week and kept pushing this photo forward and forward until the very last minute, which I shouldn’t have done. I wanted to go for a combination of a dreamscape and my nightmares, which are stairs, and had a whole vision of what I wanted to include in it. Planets, stars, beautiful fluffy coulds… All of a sudden, it was Sunday night and I had no time … Continue readingdreamscape

My daily routine

Escaping the news… Lately, the news is really bugging me. Politics, violence, COVID, injustice, racism, restrictions, discrimination, poverty, and foreign issues… Every day there is a new, sad, frustrating story flashing on our screens, printed in the paper, and it’s almost as if it’s impossible to avoid hearing about it. For this week, I’ve decided to capture that feeling. The feeling of being surrounded by all those stories and negativity, like being trapped in a … Continue readingMy daily routine

Curves

I used to be extremely overweight, I weighed 140 kg/308 lbs, and looking in the mirror used to be the hardest things in the world. I avoided my reflection like the plague and when I did saw myself, I would die a little inside. There was a point in my life where I decided I was done feeling hideous and awful about myself…Something needed to change! I flushed my medication through the toilet, dragged myself … Continue readingCurves

Man

This week, I really wanted to honor my boyfriend Clint. Even though I’ve made thousands of photos of him during the years we’ve been together, he just had to be my model for this week’s theme “Man”. I’m very lucky to call him my partner in life, my best friend, and the person I call home. He is extremely kind, loyal, and even though he can be very irritating at times, he is the one … Continue readingMan

Woman

This week, I challenged myself to go wayyyy beyond my comfort zone by being my own model for the theme “Woman”. Making self-portraits is a difficult thing for me as a woman, a photographer, and a perfectionist. When I saw this theme coming up, I decided to just go for it and try my best to be gentle for myself. I really wanted to do something with feathers, representing a swan. My grandfather used to … Continue readingWoman

Nostalgia

Hello Nostalgia, my old friend. Ever since I’ve learned how to write, I’ve been keeping journals.Those journals became my friends, especially during the times I felt alone, when I was hospitalized for a really long time, and when it seemed like there wasn’t any positivity left. Although I started with this very early in life, it really took off when I was diagnosed with epilepsy at 12. The doctor told me I should document my … Continue readingNostalgia

Texture

This week was all about observing the world, looking to find beautiful patterns, shapes, objects, or fabrics. The world is filled with beauty and extraordinary things, the only thing you have to do is open your eyes! So that’s what I did this week… I looked around on my way to work, at home, and every time I left the house. I love to go on the “hunt” for a great shot, to see beyond … Continue readingTexture