June 28, 2013
For the past couple of weeks, I have found myself back amongst the crowds that battle it out for elbow room on our public transport system.
Dont stop reading. I'm not complaining. In fact - I have to say its pretty reliable, relatively clean, cheap - and great fodder for a personal project.
As a dedicated "people person" - I'm loving the opportunity it allows me to observe, click and share.
*Passing By is a personal photography project that I share here occasionally, but primarily, on Instagram (@gabrielasmith). It's a continuing and evolving, observation of the daily rituals of Sydney's people and places. I hope to one say exhibit it.
What fascinates you?
June 18, 2013
I've been a little MIA from the blog lately.
I've taken a little step away from the photography path and back into working life.
Not sure how long "for now" will be.
Maybe 6 weeks. Maybe 18 months. Maybe longer.
My camera will be at hand. And whilst I may not have the chance to blog as often, you can be sure I'll still be blogging, and posting, my photographs.
So this is a little slice of what my daily life looks like now.
Thanks for sticking around.
June 4, 2013
In the blink of an eye, you were 5.
Your father and I have strived to raise and treat you and your brother, like small people. With your own thoughts, feelings and opinions respected, listened to, acknowledged.
In return, you have grown to be:
thoughtful & kind
a sneaky winner at all costs
witty & profound
smart as a whip
And so much more than we could ever have hoped and imagined 5 years ago in that hospital room.
Happy Birthday my sweet boy.
Mama (Gabs) x
May 31, 2013
|Dr Who Pop Up Store Newtown|
|Lots of pretty|
|Professor Hart and the team at ANZAC Research Institute doing good.|
|The inspirational Oculi Crew talks Subjective vs Objective|
|More inspiration at Circular Quay part of Reportage 2013|
|Resulting in my own project "Passing By"|
May 19, 2013
Social media is a relatively new and strange phenomenom. Like most phenomenoms, it has it's champions and those who shout it down. There are many who will say that social media, and by that I'm mainly referring to blogging, twitter, facebook, instagram, pinterest, etc, has made us more self involved and leads to a reduction in the overall intereaction with others. It isolates and for those so inclined, can be very addictive.
To those naysayers, I say, well - nay.
On Saturday, a
If I'm completely honest, and I'm trying to be a lot more, a lot more oftent these days - it was a little intimidating for me at first. Whilst getting ready to attend Voices of 2013, like many others, I wondered what to wear, was excited at the prospect of meeting bloggers I read and admired, and wondered what sort of impression I would make. After all, this is the little blog that has had a few personality disorders over the past couple of years. Am I photographers business blog, am I personal blog, am I a bit of both? But since this is my Year of Living Fearlessly, I threw caution into the wind and took a wild stab and decided that none of that mattered.
I was attending on my own terms. It wasn't about the others there, it was about me. So I dressed to impress me. In an outfit that I loved. And I went with an attitude of peaceful learning, sharing and to hug it out amongst my fellow bloggers.
It was worth the trip for the venue alone. The School is amazing space that fired up my creative juices in it's beauty alone. Kidspot did a fabulous job in every aspect of the event from the setting, the tables, the flowers - the gorgeous flowers. The panels were informative and moreso, humble and just lovely in their willingness to share and impart knowledge.
But my favourite part was hearing Hailey Bartholomew talk. It was a stirring presentation on how and why she does what she does. A film maker, a director, a photographer - her love and passion for creating was infectious and touching. An inspiration.
New friendships were cemented, old ones renewed. Cheers Gourment Girlfriend. Hey Pip (Meet Me At Mikes). Safe trip home Carly Findlay. Thanks Kidspot for a great day.
It doesn't matter if this blog hasn't come into it's own as yet. It's a work in progress - just like it's author.
May 16, 2013
So we all know how much I love my blue/green vintage dresses and apparel. But I bet you didn't know my vintage love extended to finding treasures at various op shops throughout Sydney? I'm slowly amassing a collection of wares that I will have to find room in my home for, or a new home all together.
I'm thinking Bluebird & Rainbow might be extending in the long run. But for now, my private collection of treasures grows.
ARE YOU AN OP SHOPPER? DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR?