The days keep running into each other, and I keep wondering why there aren’t more hours in the day. Not for everyone of course, because then we would all just be expected to put in x more hours of work each day – but just for me. So that I can fill those two hours with work – for my photography and for lovefromberlin. A totally selfish thought, I know. It’s just that it can get overwhelming with a full time job, freelance photography career, and full-time blog. There’s hardly any time to fit in house chores, let alone a social life. I still manage, but I’ve turned down a birthday parties two weeks in a row because I am so tired and run down.
At the same time, I just feel so guilty when I spend more than an hour doing something other than work, which is only going to lead me to a burn out, so I am trying to “allow” myself downtime and I’m trying not to give a damn about work in those hours. Yep. Keyword here: trying. At the same time I am also trying to fill my weekends with plenty of shootings both for lovefromberlin as well as my portfolio. Today I managed to squeeze two photoshoots in today – one for this space and one for my portfolio (which is kiiiiinda also for here too.)
This afternoon Nadine and I braved the cold (yes winter has FINALLY made it’s way to Berlin with zero degree weather, but I’m still asking myself where the hell the snow… Will I see any this year?) and headed out to Volkspark Friedrichshain to shoot some portraits.
I have yet to do a shoot with a professional high-fashion model, whose daily job it is to pose, and in a way I don’t even mind. Because I’m consistently blown away by how natural so many of my friends are when having their picture taken. They seem not have any reservations about being in front of the camera, but there is also this natural aspect to their pictures because they aren’t professionals. I’m also consistently blown away at how stunning all the ladies in my life are that I have photographed thus far – both on the inside and out.
I’m still toying around with my resolutions list for 2015 (a post about this IS on the way, promise) but I already know that my thirst for shooting and growing as an artist means that I want to shoot frequently and passionately this year and hope that I will be doing many more sessions with friends and clients. I would also really like to get a wedding, small fashion campaign, and third reportage publication under my belt before 2015 ends. A little too ambitious for this year? Maybe, but that don’t mean I ain’t gonna try.
photography and post-processing: rae tashman
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