Sometimes in life you need chaos to allow you to see tranquillity.
Explain, I here you say.
Well here I go…
I had a full week ahead of filming and no time for anything else, so it came as a Big shock to learn I had to move out of my workshop by the weekend.
I know that was tight on a average week but this week! It was very much like WoW, where am I going to go?
As I started looking for new places to house my many items I remembered I had promised a photographer from Canada to come and take photos of me in my space.
Yes you heard me right Canada. Amy http://amybrathwaite.com had messaged me on Instagram saying she wanted to take some photos of me in my workshop. And I just said yes with out looking into where she was from. So after a few messages had been exchanged I Then found out where she was from and I said “well this is not gonna happen then is it?”
She then replied “I’m coming over to the UK in June, so we could get it sorted then.”
I was like ok cool but, I never knew I would be moving out, on the day we planned to do this.
Ok, to cut to the chase Amy came and it was a Very Busy day, let me tell you but she set up and done her thing and then she left.
I never looked at her website or photos she had taken before, I do the same thing when I’m working with young people. I don’t read their files from before which lets me view and work with them, with fresh eyes and no baggage.
Well, you know what I wanna leave the last words to Amy, because the photos she has taken are beautiful.
Have a read then look and tell us what you think, please.
“Well, here they are. These pictures tell a story of a moment in time - you illuminate the space on Berry Street that has held you for years. A place you came to 'lick your wounds', that ended up inspiring opportunity, healing creativity and connection. There is kindness in your eyes. And you fill the space with a grounded sense of wisdom, determination and warmth. I'm so glad that I reached out, one inspired day. Called by a creative whisper to just write to you. It was a trans-formative day and there was a beautiful moment of exchange that I'll treasure. Enjoy the journey of the pictures. I started with some of my favourites, but then it's sequential. I can't wait to hear your response. May this be the start of many good things :) "