A scattered collection of iPhone photographs that have been sitting in my library, with nowhere to go.

All they really have in common is their own incongruousness, and maybe their brightness in colour. They feel like bits of dream that escaped while we slept – nonsensical, out of place, but oddly familiar all the same.

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Birthday balloons, Yorkshire moors
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building budleja, Manchester
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heart balloons, Paris

For all I enjoy the staging and styling of photoshoots, I have to admit: the ones that I find in the wild are a different kind of fun. Everyday surprises, for those who know how to look. Tiny, momentary stories trapped in the fences and trees.

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party decoration, London
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rainbow umbrella, Manchester
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Santa hat, London
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Street confetti, Paris

I realise now that all my favourite photographs have a story to tell. Deconstructing what I do with my Instagram clients has really helped me to see that, and is leading me into new & exciting plans for 2016. Watch this space! ☺️

7 Comments

  • Emma

  • December 22, 2015

They all have a wonderful melancholy, a happiness wrapped in sadness. I love it.

  • Jenna Michelle Pink

  • December 20, 2015

I particularly like the balloons 🙂

  • Aneta Skoupá

  • December 18, 2015

beautiful as always. you are such an inspiration! have a nice weekend, A.

  • Sara Tasker

  • December 17, 2015

Yes! Where is *that* platform – where we can just share the interesting real life stuff too? I enjoy both, but there’s no denying I play the game on Instagram and go with what works. Perhaps it’ll swing back around & there’ll be a return to *actual* authenticity someday?

  • Sara Tasker

  • December 17, 2015

grey makes everything work, right? 😀

  • xantheberkeley

  • December 17, 2015

Nice to see a pop of colour in your world 🙂

I wish storytelling photos or anything that’s actually found in real life was better received on IG… it seems (to me) that IG cliches get the most reaction… that’s why I’m preferring blogging lately… a chance to share real life and the stories that mean the most to me. Plus the ability to just put it out there without seeing instantly what the crowd thinks or likes… or when the silence falls… and nothing!

Next year is going to be big for you. Good for you… you’ve worked really hard. (Pace yourself…) xxx

  • Sheona

  • December 16, 2015

I love the contrast of the bright colours with the grey-er tones!

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