Do you know who I am? Or even more important, do you know who you are? I’ve spent the last week working on my “About page” on Etsy, and it made me stop and think – what does “who I am” really mean? I know what I like and don’t like, what I have done so far in my life and what I have not – does that define who I am? I mulled over this quite a bit, and it wasn’t until I started shooting it all came together.
I took a whole bunch of pictures around the house (because “they” suggest you should include photos of your studio and how you work, images that tell the viewer who you are) and in the process saw that there is a definite style here. I love that sparse, white Scandinavian aesthetic but our apartment is anything but! We don’t’ have a single white wall in the house, and there are books, cds, art, magazines, stacks of “papers to be read”, cameras, and little trinkets and mementos all over the place (all meaningful and things we love, but), and frankly, it comes across as a bit of a mess. This is partly because we have completely outgrown our apartment at this point, and partly because I sometimes just put something somewhere on top of something else “for now” and later it turns out it was the perfect space for it, so it stays (I just wish I had room for all the great stuff that is sitting in the basement too).
I have long said that for me, photography is therapy; it always makes me feel better and happier no matter what’s going on, but it turns out it’s also a great way to discover yourself. I know a lot more about myself now than I did a week ago, and it was a great reminder of how much I have to be thankful for.
Give it a try: take 5 photos around your home that tells the world who you are – I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Curious about who I am? Check out my About page.