Friday, August 14, 2015

Greece.



So, here is something that I wrote on my iPhone notes when I was on the beach. The sun was going down and I just felt overwhelmed.

"Greece. Being present. Living life. Every minute is filled with happiness, gratitude and amazement. The incredible and striking beauty of nature is all around you: just keep your eyes open, keep your mind open. Nothing matters but life itself and being alive."

Well, this probably sounds way too peaceful and romantic, as if taken from an all optimistic motivational poster or something. Yeah. I know. But Greece just makes you feel that way if you plan your trip well.
In our family we love quiet, isolated places. I am the kind of person who always spends a ridiculous amount of time browsing google maps to make sure the hotel I like is far enough from big roads and towns. This summer the efforts payed off. We stayed at the loveliest hotel surrounded by dreamy olive groves and the atmosphere was so relaxing that we literally forgot about time and nearly missed the flight home, hehe.
It was a great escape and I enjoyed every single minute of being there. Like, actively enjoyed constantly talking about the beauty around and whispering to myself about how lucky I was. Because how else are we supposed to express gratitude for being alive and having our opportunities? I like talking to myself so that I have something to hold on to when things don,t work out well for me.
I was happy there. Really, really happy.
































 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Imagining




So... Here I am, trying to come up with a proper beginning for this post but obviously in vain. No wonder: I haven,t posted anything in months and it totally feels as if I,ve lost all my blogging skills. I think I,ll just skip the "sorry-for-my-long-absence" part for now because it would take too much time anyway. Oh well, it turns out that I can,t skip it completely. The thing is that I had to take quite a long break from film photography. It just happened. I didn,t feel ready to create anything and my whole life was kind of a mess. As soon as things started getting better, I bought a roll of film.

I met this girl at an Instameet this spring and snapped a couple of portraits with a phone camera. And as I was looking at her I realized that an Instagram photo was definitely not enough. So, a little photoshoot happened. I used both Rolleiflex and Zenit to keep it more fun.

















Have a nice day everyone! And I hope it won,t take me too long to come up with a new post :)


Vera




Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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Hi everyone! Remember me? So, I,m alive and I feel really sorry about neglecting my blog. There is not much to tell actually... Life is now all about surviving long days at uni and procrastinating on weekends although there,s homework to do.

Well, at least I,ve got some photos to share. These had been taken a couple of days before all the leaves were blown away. I,m so happy I got the chance to use those yellow tones as a background! Ah, totally feel like doing a new photo shoot, it,s been quite a long while since the last one.









Have a nice week!

Love,
Vera
 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Vera

Hello everyone! Hope you are all doing great.
As for me, life has been keeping me busy lately but I enjoy it. One of the secrets of staying optimistic is appreciating the small things in life. It always helps although it might take some time to learn the science of gratitude.

Now that this hectic week is over I finally have the time to share some photos from a recent photo shoot. Vera contacted me for the first time back in May but I was busy and stressed with exams and felt completely uninspired, so we had to postpone everything. Only a couple of weeks ago I realized I had gained enough inspiration for a new photo shoot and it finally happened.
I,m so happy I got the chance to meet this wonderful girl! She has a rare kind of beauty: when you look at her you can see her wonderful personality. It,s not everyday that you see such kind eyes in front of your lens.













Have a nice weekend everyone!

Vera

 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Step Into Autumn



Well, these photographs are very special to me. For several reasons. Firstly, this girl. Alyona is the only person who I feel absolutely comfortable around and I always appreciate her company. Secondly, these photos remind me of how warm that beautiful evening was. There was still a hint of summer in the air. Thirdly and most importantly, these pictures were taken with my new Rolleiflex camera. It was my first medium format experience and I,m so happy with the outcome! The camera is about 60 years old but works perfectly, I can,t wait to take more portraits with it.






Have a nice day everyone!

Vera