For a long time now... over a decade, in fact... I have been in love with photography.
I love the look, feel and results of a camera. Everything about it just excites me and relaxes me at the same time.
I recently went through some old files and found a huge amount of self portraits that I'd forgotten about and had them printed! Some are from my teenage years... it amazed me how I'd forgotten about something that I did all day/every day.
I got my first amazing camera from my ex-boyfriend. He knew how much I loved photography and at first, he loved it too but then work got in the way for him.
I lived and breathed it. I took photographs of my breakfast all the way through to my supper, lol.
Through photography, I also found a love of beauty and make up. I'd always liked it and wore it every day but I was never enthusiastic about it until I had a new idea for a photograph.
I always figured that the more creative you were with your face... the better the picture.
It made everything stand out more. I learned how to make my eyes pop or give my cheeks a more defined shape.
My camera collection has grown a lot now. I bought a lot of vintage ones and fixed an Olympus Trip. I also have a Diana F+, Polaroid and a Fujifilm Instax Mini... I love them all but I use my Canon most and then my Fuji. Polaroid film is so expensive and it's hard to get my other film developed where I live. No room for a dark room either!
Hope you enjoyed the ride down Memory Lane!