WHAT DO YOU DO?
One Crowded Hour - Augie March
FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST AND WHY?
Camp Cope - because they are firm in using their platform to speak up about issues as well as creating music. They also only create music for themselves, there is no pleasing others in the music the create or the way they perform.
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO NEXT?
I'd love to go touring photo wise and begin documenting more than just live shows. It's something I'm going to try to push myself to do in 2018.
HAVE YOU COME UP AGAINST RESISTANCE WITH WHAT YOU'RE DOING? HOW DID YOU MANAGE IT?
I started taking photos when I was 15. My age and gender have been a constant barricade with the work that I do as people have the common assumption I am a child and have no clue what I am doing or I am not a legitimate photographer. Managing that has been both frustrating and a challenge. I have combat this though by having confidence in my work and the confidence to stand my ground when being questioned regarding my work.
In 2017 I saw 92 concerts, 123 bands and made countless more friends. Sappy post coming once again, but thank you all for your love and support throughout 2017. This year we manage to donate a decent chunk of money to mental health support, I got to shoot BTS video work, shoot UNIFY, shoot video for an amazing artist (TBA) and get the confidence to finally talk to the majority of the amazing artists I shoot. If you’re one of the few people that striked up a conversation with me as you knew me as ‘that photo girl’ that warmed my heart. If you didn’t and you’d like to, you’re more than welcome to in 2018. Thanks again to everyone for supporting me and giving me these amazing opportunities. My mental health isn’t always the best but this is something that makes me so happy. I’m still in awe other people enjoy something I made purely for myself. Thank you. See you in 2018 💖
WHAT WOMEN DO YOU LOOK UP TO?
Georgia Maq (Musician), Audrey Enniss (Poet), Genna Alexopoulos (Publicist), Jelena Goluza (Musician), Jess Hope (Podcaster/Creator of Don't Fret Club) and of course my mother.
WHAT WERE YOU LIKE AS A TEENAGER? WHAT MAJOR THINGS DID YOU COME TO REALISE AS YOU GREW UP?
I'm only 19 at the moment, so I am not far off still being a teenager. Growing up I came to realise people are a lot quicker to discourage you rather than encourage you sadly especially when entering a male dominated field. As I got older I've just come to terms with the fact you need to be confident in your own work and if it's something you really want to do, you can do it. It may take more work but do not let other discourage you and always remember the ones who helped you and not just the ones who want to attach themselves to you after you receive any kind of success.