I don't think I've ever been as busy with work as I am right now. I am absolutely loving it. Ever since I became Mrs. Jenkins and went away on Honeymoon it's been nearly non stop, maybe my marital status is a good luck charm? I've been trying to update on Facebook about my new jobs and ventures as much as possible, but I woke up this Monday morning, went downstairs to let the dog out and make my morning coffee, turned on my laptop after having a days space from it and realised it has been nearly two months since I last wrote in my last bloggy blog entry. Scandalous!
I've been doing lots of work with a high end estate agent recently, which has been a great new experience for me. Photographing kitchens and bedrooms is very different to miniatures and human beings. I always like a challenge though, and if you don't question your practice and strive to improve your craft I think is almost sentencing it to death. I'm also getting my first studio space! Oh em gee! It'll be in Newport town centre which is a great location and will be above a shop run by two people who were initially clients and are fast becoming my friends. I want to try and get it up and going in the next few weeks, but obviously there is a lot of work to do that needs to be done in between lots of paid work; Completion date? Annoyingly uncertain.
I took my 5D mkIII to my best friends graduation in Medway (who is now a fully qualified pharmacist, and is soon to be starting her PhD to become Dr. Lilley! Funny how time flies, it seems not so long ago that we were both eleven years old and going to youth club together and having sleepovers every weekend...) and I was also paid to do another dear friends Wedding photos in Barnet (London) all in the same week. A fair bit of traveling and a fair bit of feeling proud for my loved ones. All in all a bloody lovely and tiring week!
This week I'll be having lots meetings, doing a photo shoot with puppies, taking portraits for Hose Rhode Dixon, along with a engagement shoot for a lovely couple that have hired me to be their Wedding Photographer for next month, and helping to transform a cafe into an art gallery as part of the Ventnor Fringe Festival. (I hope to squeeze in some Little People work too if I can)
Speaking of Ventnor Fringe, the photos in this blog entry are behind the scenes photos I took a few weeks ago. Rachael, Stagg and I had a truly joyful day riding around the Isle of Wight, playing guitar, eating carbonara and left over wedding cake and taking photos as part of my work for the Undecided Art Collective's upcoming exhibition "Undecided on Dreams". I'm so horrendously excited for this show, I love when our collective gets together and makes new art. Also a cool new addition to this show is the Dreamline, which has helped inspire me and other members of the collective to create their pieces for the show. If you are in Ventnor any time between the 11th and 16th August, feel free to come and say hi! We'll be in Cafe 34, 10am - 4pm every day!
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