I find it hard to believe how quickly the past two months have gone. There have been some big changes in my life. I moved home and now I get to see the sun rise over the horizon like this morning...(excuse the phone pics)
I mean, c'mon, look at that...that is ridiculous. I feel so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place. A five minute walk with my dog this morning led to this incredible view...
Luka loves it because he gets to do his psycho running face whilst his back legs go past his ears. I think for where I am right now with my new business and with everything I've experienced in the last year, this place is pretty perfect for me and it's actually where I grew up. I'm close enough to Manchester that I can travel in without too much hassle and I'm far enough away that I have the entire countryside right on my doorstep.
Not many people are aware of this but a few years ago I began writing a novel. The idea was never completed and I found myself thinking of the characters often as though they were real people and over time, the story developed in my head. I realised that the reason why I was never able to fully translate the images, sounds and feelings from my mind to the page was because I was putting them down in the wrong format. It should have been obvious to me really. I've always been so fascinated by film and by creating a scene, I should have known that words would never truly accomplish what I wanted them to. I'm a very visual person, as you may have guessed by the fact I've gone into the career of photography.
So, the reason why this is coming up now is because all these years I've been thinking about these characters and this world, I've been getting vague glimpses of this place. I've thought before about creating a visual side to this story but my circumstances have never been right. The house, the area, the vibe, the people...none of it matched this imagined place. Now, I'm really glad I waited. Looking out of my window, I know this is the right place. This is exactly what I wanted and what I needed to create this photo series. It's an ambitious idea and I don't yet know how exactly I'll achieve it but I know I'm heading in the right direction. The funniest thing about it that I never really expected is that I've actually had to come back home to see it.
I'm the founder of Tinska and aside from photography, I spend my time practicing yoga, reading anything from Beat poetry to Science Fiction and running around after a cheeky puppy.