From the Lost And Found Project, a work in progress.
A series of still life with found, discarded objects which represent a moment in time.
Nikon D 800
Aperture f /20
shutter speed 1/60s
Focal length 105 mm
Trying out a white background setting for a few shoots. I decided to go opposite to the usual black and low-key photography. I am working on my food and still life portfolio, I needed a lighter series. It’s not quite there, but it’s a start!
Camera Nikon D 800
Shutter speed 1/200 s
Aperture f/ 14
I’ve been away for a while, I would like to explain why…
Two years ago my dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer and passed away shortly after being hospitalised. Last year, at the end of August, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My cancer was descovered during the first stages of the illness. Everything went well, but I’ve spent this year trying to cope with the side effects of the treatments, like pain in my arms and mood swings. I haven’t been too passive about my situation, in fact, since I was diagnosed i’ve decide to improve my life by changing diet and trying to understand the underlyning causes of the illness. I ‘ve realised that important parts of my life were stuck and I needed to sort things out in order to get better.
Changing my mindsets had a lot to do with the healing process.
I AM STRONG!
I AM HEALTHY!
I AM GRATEFUL!
I am strong because even though I know I am strong, sometimes it’s just easy to forget.
I am healthy because if I set my mind to it, I know I am going to be fine, no matter what.
I am grateful because I am here and I have learnt so much from this experience.
This is what I say to myself every morning and, believe it or not, the pain has really decreased.
Cancer is scary, illness is scary. But we have a choice. We can decide to feel sick, afraid and miserable or we can act upon those areas of our life that can be improved in order to get better. It’s ok to feel scared and sad from time to time, it happened to me several times, but it’s just a moment and it will pass. Focusing on the present moment is crucial, you need all the energies you have to get through this process.
I usually don’t like talking so much about my personal life, but sharing personal experiences might help other people in similar situations. I am still working on the process, but the treatments don’t effect me that much anymore. I feel much more in control.
I’ve also started a new project.
Please feel free to comment and share your stories, if you like. Or you can write me at email@example.com.
With love XX
I don’t know why but I never really see my still life works as still life photographs….I usually consider them more like portraits or landscapes. Still life may suggest something still, therefore lifeless…I like to consider my photographs very much alive, or at least this is what I am trying to achieve with my work. In this photograph I worked on colours and texture in order to bring the subject to life.
Camera Nikon D 800
Shutter speed 1/60
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