I have never been one to follow the crowd. Even when I tried in my teenage years, desperate to fit in and feel “accepted” it all went wrong. I always came back to myself.
It wasn’t until I was into my thirties that I began to grow into my body, when I began to truly embrace who I am and the uniqueness of me.
While photographing the sunset in Adelaide at Glenelg I decided to hide from the crowds and photograph it from underneath the pier. Converting the file to an absence of colour and making it Sepia emphasises the strong and sturdy form of the pier.
Yes, it is good to capture those breath taking shots that you see constantly displayed on social media and the internet, but sometimes it is more magical to go your own way and create a photograph which embraces your uniqueness, describes who you are and resonates with your soul.
Some people use digital manipulation to create who they are and make the photograph unique to them. Manipulating the image so it represents how they feel, rather than what they see, and it becomes a piece of artwork like a painting. I prefer to take a photograph which is a representation of what I see and add words to it to describe how I feel. Everyone is different and everyone is unique. How do you show your own uniqueness in your photographs?