It's been a while since I wrote in my Diary, so I thought it was about time I broke the silence!
I've had a pretty exciting, and busy few months to say the least. It's been phenomenal. I've learnt more than I thought I would at this stage of my life. I guess you could say I've 'grown up'? I'm not sure how to put it really. I just feel like I've got a clear vision of where I see my work taking me, and which direction I want to focus all my energy. It's a blessing really - and I am so happy with where I am at the moment. I have also realised I like to keep things to myself, weird huh? I used to be the complete opposite - I loved sharing everything, every part of happiness, but no. I only really share things, such as puppy face selfies, to my 7 Snapchat friends.
During our trip back to the Motherland, Greece & Turkey, my fiancé and I learnt so many lessons. Invaluable information. Everyday in fact. We met amazing people, who were willing to spend time with us, and gave us real life advice. Shit got serious, and we realised that we needed to start chasing our dreams with a stronger force. What's the point of sitting there waiting for it all to happen? I soon realised that things don't come as easy as I thought they did, (I have amazing parents to thank for that, bless), and it was time to get my butt into gear. I'm 24 after all. I should technically already have a baby, be married, with another on the way... etc etc.
I decided it was time to push myself into the deep end. I've taken a few minor falls, but they've all been great lessons. I've also stopped photographing my own work (thus, lack in Diary posts), at the moment I am enjoying working commercially, and researching my ideas for now. This is also something old Cass would be freaking out over - Who are you new Cass?
In August, I was lucky enough to attend the Obscura Festival of Photography in Malaysia. I was Ian Teh's Assistant, for his week long masterclass, and boy, it was so bloody brilliant. I had met Ian briefly at the Festival previous years, but I never quite had the courage to chat to him thoroughly about his work, or show him mine. Turns out, he is actually the most down to earth photojournalist I know. How is that even possible, right? Forget everything you think you may know about photojournalists, and that's Ian. Be sure to check out his work!
Back to my Med Trip Notes; I really do not know what the future holds, but I know that I am happy with where I am at this present moment, and I am willing to take some sacrifices to achieve my goals - small and large. I also let go of my casual job, I think that has pushed me to take more chances, because, why not? AND I really want to live by the Ocean. We fell in love with a local Mykonos beach, it was actually our fave beach of the trip & it was unorganized, which meant, no tourists, locals only! Win.
The images below are all shot on my iPhone, most of my images on Instagram are infact. Our journey began in Turkey, and from there, we basically went from Tukey to Greece every few days. We visited a crazy amount of places in the 29 Days we were away. It was so perfect. Would do it again in a heartbeat! (Possibly 2017!)
Lastly, we came home Engaged! It happened on the island we shared our first date in, Santorini. 'Magical' doesn't even cut it.
Until next time, C xx