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Paris, day 2

Day two. More walking, more champagne, a wee scatter of rain and very little shopping, even though I tried. I have two perfumes now, which is an infinite better amount than the zero I’ve had for a while. Now: dinner, so gotta go. Bye.

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Paris, day 1

When you get booked to shoot a wedding in France you make this an excuse to hang with awesome friends in Paris too. Cause why the heck not? This is our first day. It was rad. There was wine, not much jetlag, lots of talking and lots of walking. Just as it should be.

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Knokke-Heist

When you have 4 hours before you need to drop off the rental car you make the choice of driving in the opposite direction to see the beach, then go to Holland before going through Brussels traffic. Just sayin. Beach is always the best idea, even though it had all the rain.

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And there, hidden amongst the fog, was a man, or a moth. We couldn’t see the difference.

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Last weekend I headed out of the city to a cabin in some misty woods. I wasn’t alone but surrounded by 11 fantastically amazing creatives. We wandered out into forests, up to peaks for sunset, along the lake for sunrise (or fogrise, as it happens), we went out on a boat and walked over a dam, and everywhere the fog followed us. When we drove back home and we left the last of the fog behind I actually missed it.

It was invigorating, spending time shooting not for clients (even though I love that) but just for me. I found myself shooting gifs (and I’ll be sure to share a few later), details and drama. And everything in the most fantastic of foggy light. I might need to head back to Lake Eildon every winter from now on.

I can’t wait to share more, but it’ll be a slow progress. I think I want to spend some time with these photos first.

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The eye of the storm

Wedding season happened and everything turned into a vortex. A vortex filled with nothing but work. I feel like I haven’t seen my friends in ages, haven’t had a non-stressed conversation with Peter or Skyped with my mum for what must be forever. It is more likely since September. Yesterday and today, for the first time in a few months, I actually feel like I caught up and have a plan moving forward. I hope it’s going to stay this way, that this feeling will last, but I fear it’s the eye of the storm. For now I’m going to enjoy it. To enjoy that I’m calm in my heart and that this afternoon I went on a walk with a friend and called that work. And this is two snaps that weren’t work related, but I just had to share anyway.

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Air prickled with the salt of the sea and the sound of the wind

I don’t even know how to write about the island. I was only there for a brief stint, but somehow it felt like much longer. My legs are still aching from so much walking, and I think some of my clothes are still damp after all that rain. But the clothes will dry and the legs recover and what will remain is the clear clean air, the smiles on peoples faces, the ever present birds of prey and the remnants of the sea but on land all around. And photos. So many photos.

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