(webstagram) Been trying to find the right words to convey what I want to say here. I feel like so much of social media is about communicating inspiration & encouragement, but we forget to talk about the deep valleys that it takes a person to get to that perspective. And I don’t want to skip that step. So here goes.
Swipe to read. If you make it to the end, I owe you a song or something.
(webstagram) March 2019 🇮🇹 —
Had an entire day to walk around Rome by myself, and this was a perfect moment, distilled, away from the wash of tourist noise. Just me and the sunset (and prob Beirut in my 🎧 ).
(webstagram) What a whirlwind of a year it’s been. 💫
So many amazing things came into my life in unexpected ways, and with that, the risk of some good old fashioned genuine pain as well.
But I’m a lover and a fighter, so I’m grateful for every fire & every joy the same.
Because anything you really care for is worth it.
Can’t wait for the next 365 days. 🔷 🎂 🔶 📷: @josie_elle
(webstagram) Feel it all around 🌆 . . .
Haven’t posted any editorial photography lately, partly because I’ve been working “normal” hours on Airbnb’s creative team; partly because the past few months have had me focusing on personal growth as an individual. And, to be honest, lately even Polaroids are more inspiring to me than editorial stuff. Seriously, there’s never been a format as pure for capturing memories.
This is maybe a healthy gut reaction to 4 years of taking photos for business reasons. You can lose sight of why you started in the first place. I did. And I took it all for granted.
But I’m working on how to use this medium to hopefully portray some topics near to my heart that I feel are important to highlight. More to come on that! (In the meantime, gonna open up the backlog for some pictures/memories that I never got around to sharing ✨)
(webstagram) Yes, you need to be there
to plant a garden 🌿
I often have my head in the clouds, sometimes because I’m dreaming up an idyllic future, making plans, sometimes out of ambition, other times to block out the pain that I’m going through in the moment. But it’s hard to build anything worthwhile where you’re at without being present and available to accessing the full capacities of your emotions, surroundings, and community. This is a reminder, for myself mostly, but maybe for whoever’s reading this as well, to stay present. Don’t miss it. ✨