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

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Gotland



So, in the end of July I traveled to Gotland with my dad. What is Gotland? It is a swedish island, and quite a fascinating one. Driving through the island makes you feel confused all the time because your mind keeps failing to understand how the elements of the south can be mixed into a northern lanscape so effortlessly.
Gotland is everything. It has a most impressive coastline: amazing sea stacks, sandy beaches, rich bird life... This island even has it,s own savannah. Yep, a northern savannah.
Being the one who explores the world through the lens of a camera I secretly hoped for a cloudy weather. Imagine it: dramatic cliffs and a gloomy sky in the background. Perfection. But this never happened. When we arrived the sun was scorching from above.

Anyway, nothing could spoil the experience. It was quite a short trip but I enjoyed every minute of it. It was a great escape from reality and Gotland is the right place for an off the beaten path vacation.






















































Wishing everyone a nice day!

 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Plants


I,ve been really into plants lately. It all started when my mom brought home small cacti from Ikea and taking care of them turned out to be so much fun! Later I discovered a greenhouse in the university garden and got fascinated by the greenery I found there, especially by succulents. I know, everyone likes succulents nowadays, so being obsessed with them looks like following the trend, right? But I think it,s a good trend. Taking care of plants teaches you things like patience and responsibility and brings you closer to nature.
My succulent and cacti collection is growing really fast and I get overexcited every time I see them. Guess what,s on my birthday wish list? Right. A pretty succulent. Or two, you can,t have too many of them.

Have a lovely Monday everyone!
 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

On Changes and Balance.




Hello everyone!

It,s been such a long time since I posted anything here that I almost forgot how to do it and have no idea what to start with. I guess I should tell you something about life lately .
I haven,t blogged since May because I had exams. Two of them went well while the other two were a disaster and I felt like a complete failure. June was a month of deep self-reflection and countless "why-am-I-such-a-loser" questions and this time I really focused on finding the answer. Because I don,t believe in fate and there must be some logic in what happens in life.
You can improve something only after discovering the problem and most of the time this includes accepting a bitter truth about life...or about yourself, which is even worse. Because being your own problem is nothing exciting.
Have you ever felt completely out of balance? The worst feeling ever. Like life is falling apart and everything goes wrong. I,m turning 19 soon and I,ve been feeling so empty lately. I don,t know who I am and where I,m going. Sometimes I just want to give up everything because I don,t know what the path I have chosen leads to. Starting everything all over is not as crazy as it seems actually. It,s refreshing. Changes are good. Right now I,m feeling really adventurous and I,m slowly but surely gaining inner strength and balance, which feels oh-so-good.

Well, that,s all for now. There will be a new post tomorrow, with pictures.

Have a nice day!







 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Feels Like Summer

I have to get ready for an important exam but I blog instead. So me.

Just wanted to post some pictures from yesterday,s walk with a friend actually. Always so nice to spend a day with this girl!
So yesterday we admired tulips, got under the rain and in the evening I went to the theatre to watch La Traviata for the second time. Just love this opera, it always brings tears to my eyes, which feels amazing.











Have a nice day!

Love,
Vera