It’s not every day you’re invited to experience Fremantle through a photographers eyes. Jarrad Seng is a bit of a famous dude (quokka selfie anyone?), and when a shout out came about for photography fans to spend the day with him (plus other Insta Famous peeps) and take to the high seas of the Swan River I couldn’t say no.
If you’ve been hiding under a rock this week you may have missed the news that one of Australia’s biggest social media stars has quit social media as she felt the entire online world was fake and she was miserable. I never actually followed Essena O’Neill’s Instagram account, as I had no interest in the bikinis and expensive gowns she was promoting, plus those kinds of accounts are way too curated for me, but she is right to say that an Instagram profile is not a 100% real view at someone’s life. I wouldn’t say they’re “fake”, but when you work in social media, Instagram is an online portfolio of your best work. Feeds tend to be matched by colour and picture theme and I guarantee your favourite Instagrammer’s have a folder of pictures on their phones ready to post at the best time for their followers. I’ll admit I do choose my posts depending on the other colours in my feed, and I try not to post too many pictures of myself at once …
The truth is we live a world where everything is documented these days. From breakfast goodness to what your wearing that day, to live streaming of exactly what is happening via applications like Snapchat and Periscope. Smart phones make it so simple to capture said moments, and it’s easier than ever to share them with friends and family. But what happens to those pictures once they’ve fallen off your Instagram feed or you’ve updated your profile picture on Facebook? They’re basically gone into the abyss of a million and one pictures. Granted I don’t need to remember exactly what I ate for breakfast on April 13 2013, but some photographs should stick around. The important memories, the travel snaps (bad hair and all), the hangs with friends, the birthdays, the special moments. In the past it was such an exciting moment to take your camera film to be developed. You’d flick through those pictures time and time again, display them in your home. They were seen, and discussed, and remembered as they should be. And …
Can anyone else believe it’s February already? It’s like January never happened. Please let this year slow down a little, I’m not ready for it to be 2016 already! For some reason everything happens in the Summer months (probably because it’s just SO nice outside) so I’ve been trying to get out and live a little in the sunshine.
When you combine a stunning model, hair and makeup by Perth pro’s Melissa Cook and Rebecca Collins, floaty beautiful fashion styled by Emma Bergmeier-Varian of Dropstitch, out of this world flower crowns by Fox & Rabbit, the mad photography skills of Caitlin Worthington and the bright, playful fashion art of Pippa McManus it’s going to be a feast for the eyes, and soul.
Back in the day before I started blogging myself, I had a lot of spare time to read a hundred and one food, fashion and lifestyle blogs. You know you’ve found a good food blog when you feel hungry when reading the posts, and if I ever needed foodie advice I’d be straight onto dinewhitme.com. I’ve known epic food blogger and photographer Whit for a while now, and she’s pretty much a cool girl with an eye for good food. Her blog is filled with insanely gorgeous food snaps and hot tips on all the best places in town with a personal twist.
My car was broken into a few weeks ago and the only thing they took was my pink digital camera. Ugh. It wasn’t really a big deal because I rarely ever used it (iPhone only), but it did give me the perfect excuse to go out and get a fancy new one!