GB stands for Gisborne’s Boy. That I learned pretty recently myself, just wanted to let other people know if you’ve had the same difficulty figuring it out like I did. As some of you may have read -my third (and last) year at school begins next week. I am studying media, with an emphasis in photography. I would love to be a professional photographer one day. It’s hard, though. Few jobs and too many photographers in the world fighting for them all. I don’t want to be a part of that, but I will have to, if I want to make it.
I want to show you all how my development within photography looks like. I don’t think I’ve gained any skills during the years… Might be the other way around in my opinion. Let’s hope not…
Before studying photography, I studied Art & Design between the age of 13 to 16.
It got a bit boring, on and off… I didn’t want to study it another three years so I decided to focus on photography instead since I had that as some sort of hobby through Art school (or whatever to call it). I had no idea how to handle a camera besides pressing the button to take a picture. Of course I learned when the studies began, but I seriously had no idea what I was doing. Except doing something I loved doing, more or less.
These are some of the very first photos I took with my, at that time, new camera.
Continuing doing my thing, taking pictures of things I liked, mostly animals and nature.
Having a thing for colour as young I always tried to play around with that. Creating pictures containing many colours. I never, and I mean never, took black and white photos. Never. I hated black and white when I was younger.
But then I grew up… wanted to play around with something new…
Soon began to create my own photo projects.
You know, the teenage anger, depression, black and white phase… We all have them.
My previous hatred towards black and white suddenly changed and I saw black and white photos as pure art (or something), and I felt the need to mix coloured and black and white photos together.
Did other projects. Lots of travelling too…
During my internship with freelance photographer Stefan Bladh I soon discovered the human being.
Being a very shy person through out my life I’ve never been comfortable enough to photograph people. Always been a worst case scenario for me. The person above is my sister, always eager to be my model. She is even worse nowadays.
Stefan Bladh challenged me, a lot, made me face my fears and contact people I didn’t know. Face the uncomfortable space in front of me and just DO IT.
Now, in the present time and day, I mostly photograph in black and white (but with a coloured back up if I for some reason would have the desire to create a coloured version instead).
This is where I stand. I am eager to find out what this year will provide for me. I haven’t been photographing lately, often use my phone instead, it’s easier. But I hope that will change when school starts. I want my fire back!
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