The Time I photographed at London Fashion Weekend
In July 2009, aged 21 years, I graduated from Queen Mary, University of London with a BA Hons degree in Modern & Contemporary History. Throughout my three years at Uni, I had no real clue what career path to pursue. Should I be a teacher? Should I study a Masters? Should I get a tattoo?! There were many questions ruminating in my mind, leaving me unsure with my direction in life.
Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be a teacher. But I also wanted to be a singer. And a fashion designer. And an author. And an actor. And a photographer. And an air hostess, so I could travel the world! Aside from wanting to be a teacher and air hostess with the mostest, all my other interests had one thing in common; they were creative ventures. Because I couldn't pick one creative path, I decided to pursue them all. The elders in my family told me that in doing so, I'll only end up being a 'Jack of all trades, and Master of none'. I told them that I want to make the most of my time here on Earth, exploring all these creative ventures in my life. For some of us, that's how we find our calling. For many of us, it's how we simply enjoy spending our finite time on this blue and green planet of ours.
The first creative venture I dabbled in after Uni was Fashion Photography. I took courses at The London School of Photography and workshops with a Fashion Photographer here in London. I was in my element in the studio environment, directing models and commanding the creative direction on my own personal projects.
The highlight of my Fashion Photography venture was being given the opportunity to shoot from inside 'The Photographer's Pit' at London Fashion Weekend in 2014. What a buzz that was!
Although I'm no longer active in Fashion Photography, I'm content that I explored this path on my terms and acquired creative and personal skills for life!
Moral of the story: do epic things for your own fulfillment. even if doesn't turn out to be your calling or career. none of us are going to make it out alive of this adventure called 'Life'. so wake up, show up, and enjoy the goddamn ride. Failing that, at least have interesting stories to tell your Grandchildren or Cats.