Creative block is something that as a creative, or just generally as a person, most people experience at some point in their life. If it’s your job to be a creator and to be constantly creating content, losing the motivation to create can become somewhat of a vicious cycle: you need to create, but if you over-exercise the muscle then you’ll likely lead to burnout.
As a visual artist, colour is a key element of my work. Whether it’s in my photography work or my design work, understanding how and when to use colour is important in both the aesthetic appeal of my work and in its visual communication.
The world is in a weird phase. The sense of normality has shifted into something that feels quite dystopian now and as a result of this, many of our passions, hobbies and even jobs have had to adapt.
As a fashion photographer who can’t go out to work due to Government restrictions, I’m having to re-work the way in which I do my job. One of those ways is working within different niches.
East Croydon Cool talks…is a blog series that explores topics of cultural interest via local area experts. This month we caught up with Sophia Carey, a freelance photographer and designer who grew up in Croydon, about her latest project HOM[E]AGE.
HOM[E]AGE explores the themes of coming of age and of home; exploring the way that people interact with their environment and how the people and places that they engage with influence their person, their ideologies and their craft. Sophia has started the project in the town she grew up, with HOM[E]AGE Croydon focusing on the towns and places that make up the London Borough of Croydon, and the people that enrich it. It is a homage to the place and the people.
Firstly, how did you get into photography and videography?
My initial journey into photography was through studying graphic design and using a camera to capture photographs…
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Over the past couple of years my activity here has gotten slower and slower, and for good reason. I’ve been shifting my focus into something further astray from blogging but still on a similar creative wavelength: photography.
I’ve been working hard to try and extend my passion into a career path and with that I’ve totally rebranded to allow myself more freedom and more professionalism.
But, life is quite circular and I’ve ended up falling back in love with blogging, but under a new URL. If you’d like to visit me there, I’d be eternally grateful. Of course, leave your blog links/Bloglovin’ links below and I’ll be sure to follow you back.
My new home can be found by following this link. I hope to see you there.
In the last couple of weeks I’ve had the opportunity to work with a few people active on the Manchester grime and hip hop scene: NinjaTea, George Lucid and Nat James. This is a montage of some of the footage I’ve filmed during our photoshoots.