Creating a Conceptual Self-Portrait

Conceptual photography, at its core, is about communicating a message, an idea, a theme or a story.  To convey a concept in a single frame, the artist has to consider every step from planning to shooting and editing, so that each element in the image is purposeful and cohesive. To illustrate this point, I wanted […]

Self-portrait tips for the camera shy

This is not the original version of this post. The version of this post that I initially sat down to write was called “10 faceless self-portrait ideas for the camera shy”. Because as an introvert, a woman and a human being I experience self-confidence issues surrounding my physical appearance and as an artist who has […]

Embracing Diversity in your Creative Style

If you have any kind of visual creative practice, if you’ve taken photos or painted or drawn or written then you’ve probably heard that you should be finding “your style”. Even the everyday creative with an Instagram account is being told they should have a niche, a recognisable aesthetic, a consistent voice or brand. Yet, […]

Finding Your Voice Through Self-Portraits

Have you ever taken a self-portrait? If the answer is no, why not? I’m going to go ahead and guess that if you’ve never ventured into creative self-portraiture (but you’d like to) it’s not a lack of technical knowledge on how to be both behind and in front of the camera that’s holding you back. […]

Living Creatively With Limitations

I believe that living a creative life can be one of the most rewarding things we can experience as human beings and yet so often it seems that we find reasons not to do it. It’s too hard or too tiring. Inspiration won’t present itself, ideas are too foggy. I don’t have time, I don’t […]