Creative work is not a selfish act, or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world, and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.
– The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
You might notice that I haven’t posted much photo related in a while… don’t worry, I haven’t disappeared! I’ve just been in the midst of a creative struggle, a transition.
As a photographer, I am of course a visual person, and those that have been close to me throughout the past year will probably have heard me say “words are not my thing.” But actually, that’s not true at all. I have a lot of internal dialogue, and there are in fact many words swimming through my head. And so, it’s time to share – with authenticity, vulnerability, and grace.
Life will always have it’s ups and downs, but 2015 was a real roller coaster ride. After losing both of my grandparents at the end of the previous year, I started 2015 by ending a long term relationship and moving home with family. Little did I know that the weekend I moved home would be the last time I would ever see my youngest brother – two weeks later he overdosed. Fuckkkkk.
To say that I was broken would be an understatement.
“Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.” – Yousuf Karsh
So for the past year and a half, I have fumbled along, picking up the pieces. Grounding. Making connections. Finding joy, and rediscovering parts of myself that I thought were long lost.
Throughout this process I’ve made some shifts including rebranding Andrea Lynne Photography, which is now exclusively the home of my Wedding & Portrait photography, with a little splash of yoga!
Big shout out to my amazing friend/business partner Lauren over at Salty Pixels Studio for all of your branding expertise! And on that note, what is Salty Pixels Studio?! In 2016 Lauren and I co-founded Salty Pixels Studio, a photography and design collaboration – we are visual storytellers creating branding, websites, and photos for small businesses, artists, and musicians and other creative professionals. Salty Pixels is the home of all my commercial & event photography 😉
My passion is for telling stories through images. This is my story. Can I tell yours?