KAT WARD

Untitled on FlickrExpired 35mm filmPart of my Everyday series
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Untitled on Flickr
Expired 35mm film
Part of my Everyday series

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A while back I found a roll of used 35mm film at a charity sale and got it developed. It’s sad to think the original photographer never got to see these pictures.

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mystmagazine:

Dust in the Sunlight Issue
What is Dust in the Sunlight? Is it just dust floating in the air, visible on sunny days? Nothing in this world is that simple. Maybe it is the grainy atmosphere of the summer evening or the sand carried by the wind softly touching your legs on the beach. For some people this dust goes deeper. For some it’s the splinter in their hearts, which makes their lives less clear but more valuable. Or maybe, it’s just an exceptional play of lights so essential in photography. Everyone has its own dust in life – these special moments, unique memories, unusual people. This issue is the story about that feelings. So, please join this trip and turn pages of our magazine with music.

Chuffed to have my photograph and writing featured in the latest issue of Myst Magazine! It’s a solely online, non-commercial publication and right now you can submit your film photographs for issue three!

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Untitled on FlickrLight damaged, expired 35mm filmSummer 2014
"Live the questions…" Rainer Maria Rilke 
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Untitled on Flickr
Light damaged, expired 35mm film
Summer 2014

"Live the questions…" 
Rainer Maria Rilke 

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Cloudbusting
Light damaged, expired 35mm film
Summer 2014

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• What about Kat Ward ?

blckt-pfh:

imageWho are you?
I’m Kat, 26 and I currently live in a village surrounded by forest in the south of England. I only started taking photography ‘seriously’ a couple of years ago after I graduated University. I’m self-taught and take photographs purely for the love of it. I particularly like to…

My interview for Blackout!

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ruthmcm:

untitled on Flickr.

Absolutely love this shot by Ruth McMillan.

ruthmcm:

untitled on Flickr.

Absolutely love this shot by Ruth McMillan.

"I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in."

— John Muir

lovelytreetops:

I re-made my Flickr account and am going to start using it again. Please connect with me on there, it  feels lonely. Thanks!
I have no idea if that hyperlink worked, so if it didn’t, my Flickr name is: thelovelytreetops (of course lovelytreetops was taken!)

Follow Cassie aka Lovely Tree Tops on Flickr!

lovelytreetops:

I re-made my Flickr account and am going to start using it again. Please connect with me on there, it  feels lonely. Thanks!

I have no idea if that hyperlink worked, so if it didn’t, my Flickr name is: thelovelytreetops (of course lovelytreetops was taken!)

Follow Cassie aka Lovely Tree Tops on Flickr!

"Art is a way of preserving experiences, of which there are many transient and beautiful examples, and that we need help containing."

— Alain de Botton (via Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art | Brain Pickings)

Spent a few days on the Isle of Wight last week; such beautiful views and endless horizons! (My boyfriend took this shot of me on the trip with his DSLR.) 
Currently awaiting the results of 14 rolls of film I hadn’t got around to sending to the lab… Updates to follow shortly!

Spent a few days on the Isle of Wight last week; such beautiful views and endless horizons! (My boyfriend took this shot of me on the trip with his DSLR.) 

Currently awaiting the results of 14 rolls of film I hadn’t got around to sending to the lab… Updates to follow shortly!

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"Freedom to me is a luxury of being able to follow the path of the heart, to keep the magic in your life. Freedom is necessary for me in order to create, and if I cannot create I don’t feel alive."

— Joni Mitchell (via Joni Mitchell on Freedom, the Source of Creativity, and the Dark Side of Success | Brain Pickings)

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Thanks to Owen Patrick for sharing my photo on the Arcadian Magazine page!

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kat-ward:

I’m now selling prints etc on Etsy! Take a look…

Anonymous asked: hi brigette, you are among a few of my favorite contemporary photographers and i was hoping for some friendly advice! i am a young photographer trying to get my art into the world and sometimes i feel a bit discouraged because i spend so much time pursuing what i love to do and i feel like im waiting for something to happen with it but i dont know if it will. when you were younger did you ever think you would be able to make a living creating art? how did you initially get your name out there? x

brigettebloom:

hey! i cannot even tell you how much i relate to this. i’ve felt those exact feelings and i know how difficult it can be.

first of all, yes. i always believed i could make a living creating art. i think i was overly naive, but that also helped me because i had no doubt whatsoever. it’s funny, because about 5 years ago, i truly believed my ‘dream’ was right around the corner. i just knew it was happening, and if i actually did know how many more years i had to go, i would have been completely overwhelmed. so i guess in that sense, ignorance is bliss? 

i really don’t have any secret to getting your work out there. i first started posting on flickr years back, which led to this community of like minded people. from there, it started with online zines that would contact me to do an interview or feature my photos. probably only a handful of people would see my photos that way, but i was just excited someone wanted to share my work. thats how i started out, and it’s just continued from there. but honestly, i’m still working to make a living off my photos entirely. 

a had this epiphany recently where i started to notice a pattern. i feel like the closer i get to a dream actually becoming reality, the more resistance i feel. it shows up in the form of self doubt-which is ultimately just fear. this is when it’s most important to keep going! i promise you, everyone gets discouraged. everyone feels the weight of the unknown—and that’s when most people put their dream to the side and go for something more ‘realistic.’ if you have found what you love- that’s the greatest gift! you’re already on the path. ..it’s just that the path isn’t always easy. but i always found that whatever challenges you have to face to get to where you want to be, it’s worth it.

most importantly, all i can tell you is to keep creating. and believe that this is really going to work out for you. your thoughts are so powerful! i’m not saying to just live in this fantasy world, but you have to believe in yourself more than anything! find your unique vision that you want to share with the world. 

i know these aren’t very concrete answers but i hope in some way this can help you.  i hope you write me an email later down the road saying, “i did it! i make a living doing what i love!” that would make me so happy:)

Beautiful, encouraging words from Brigette Bloom