"When we travel, we learn as much about ourselves as we do about a place. Using a camera is a way of keeping an intimate diary. Because of the camera, I am no longer rushing to cover every tourist site, ticking off the stops on my list of Must Not Miss. I will miss a great deal, because I am moving slowly. But I will discover a great deal more, stuff no one could have told me to notice, stuff no one would ever put on a Must See list."
— Through a Lens Sharply - NYTimes.com
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“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”
Dead Poets Society, 1989
Photographer on Tumblr
Hello, my name is Kat Ward. I was born in 1987 and currently live in a sleepy village in The New Forest, Hampshire UK. I started shooting analogue a few years ago and got hooked! I love the beautiful colours of light damaged film and the glare you get when you point a plastic lens at the sun, for me, this makes the image come alive.
This particular image is from a personal project entitled Dreams from the Woods.
I post my original photographs on Tumblr mixed with a little inspiration…
Thank you PWS!
It is on us to thank you for your introduction!
PWS - Photos Worth Seeing
My boyfriend and I just finished WWOOFing on an organic farm in the Cowichan Valley, BC. On average, we worked about four/five hours a day out in the garden or in the greenhouse in exchange for room and board. Mainly our tasks included lots of weeding, hauling branches ready to be chipped and planting potatoes!
It’s definitely something I would recommend for the support network it provides and insight into everyday life in a different country. We were taken in like family and ate delicious meals around the kitchen table. It’s a great way to offset the cost of travel but it also opened our eyes to what we really want from the trip, and that is to explore. Unfortunately, it can be hard to do this if you are tied to a farm, especially if it’s secluded.
Living for a while in such a beautiful setting was pretty awesome though, especially when a bald eagle flew right over head… That’s an experience we won’t forget!
All photos taken by my boyfriend with his DSLR.
"The first duty of the image is to be a feast for the eye."
— Eugene Delacroix (via Zoltan Vancsó)
"crystal" project, 2012
I am currently travelling so unable to get any film developed. In the meantime, check out Irina Volgareva's beautiful work, so inspiring!
1. who are you?
2. when did you start shooting?
3. what inspires you?
4. why do you take pictures?
5. where would you like to be right now?
6. how do you understand photography (or art in general)?
7. anything you would like to add?
"Be well-read. Be curious about everything. Look at art constantly. Figure out who you are. Never advise others about success in photography. Whenever you encounter a rule, break it just to see what happens. Don’t be a jerk. Pick subjects you are obsessed with. Chase them endlessly. Do what you say you’ll do. Surprise yourself at least once a day. Keep secrets. Confuse art with life. Work ceaselessly. Be aware that work does not happen through inspiration, work happens through work. Memorize the words of artist Chuck Close: “I always say that inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work."
— Quoteman (via photoquotations.com)
"Photography allows me to wander with a purpose."
— Leonard Freed
Lovely little write up about my project Dreams from the Woods on Unicorn/Dream magazine!
I’m about to spend three months in Canada so please bear with me if it gets a little quiet around here, I’ll post when I can.
I have a few exciting plans in the pipeline for when I get back so stay tuned for updates!
In the meantime THANK YOU for your support. I’ll see you on the other side… x
"The two most engaging powers of [a photographer] are to make new things familiar and familiar things new."
— Wiliiam Thackeray (via photoquotations.com)