Tag: fears

Damaged Goods

In our society, if you’re in your mid-twenties or older, and you’re not married yet, then you’re damaged goods. My model wishes to remain anonymous, but she gave me permission to share her story: She is almost 30 years old. She went through two engagements. She got divorced before she even started her marriage. To…

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We Break Before We Shine

I read a beautiful quote the other day, but I can’t seem to find it. I’m paraphrasing but it was something like “if we weren’t cracked or broken, the light wouldn’t be able to shine through”. I think that we all have a light inside of us, and it shines so bright but there are times…

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Stepping Out of Comfort Zones

I did the unthinkable. I created an image.. that’s not a square. – insert dramatic music – It probably doesn’t seem like a big deal, but over the last two months I’ve been rethinking everything I do. I realized how much I like my comfort zone and how I’m kind of stuck in my ways.…

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A Look Back On 2015

A little late to the game, but better late than never right? God, I’ve missed blogging. I’ve been jumping from one project to the other, one shoot to the next, that I seem to have neglected my blog yet again. I need something or someone to hold me accountable for blogging weekly, any volunteers? 😀…

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On The Walls We Build

About a year ago, I wrote down something in my ideas book and completely forgot about it. Now, I can’t remember if it was a journal entry or if it was just something I wrote to inspire a picture. But when I went to the US, I found the perfect location for it and got…

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On taking a leap of faith

A few days ago, I turned 2. And by that I mean: I started doing fine art photography exactly two years ago. It was because of the first photography workshop I ever attended, and it was the first workshop by Brooke that I’ve attended. So I thought it would be a good time to reflect on…

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On the battle between my wolves

A while back, I wrote a blog post about depression and the stigma that surrounds it in the UAE (and lots of Arab countries). I’ve been thinking about it a lot especially because I haven’t exactly been doing so well. I was debating whether or not I should talk about this, for the same reasons I mentioned…

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