It’s Monday

Good evening all, how are we doing?

Well, a month has passed. This is not something which I intended to happen before writing again, however I expect given the halcyon days of this blog nobody has missed me. It’s a rather unremarkable Monday evening, Neko is currently going crazy chasing a fly around the landing – but he seems happy enough. So, here we go.

To start, I finally have my own laptop – finally! It’s been well over a year since my little pink dell packed up and died so it’s a huge relief to finally have my own little workmate again. Hopefully this means I can finally sink my teeth into keeping this updated and start sharing some work.

I’m currently still transferring a lot of files off my hubby’s computer where they have been stored while waiting to move to their new home. This work is from my most recent personal shoot. I say recent, this was actually back in July. I tend to work a couple of months behind the rest of the world, largely due to the fact that due to the day job, it leaves me with very little time to focus on my own projects. That and given that I’ve never really used a public platform to showcase my images before, this is actually a pretty scary experience.

It’s fair to say that while I like to consider myself a beauty photographer, or at least a wannabe beauty photographer, most other people would define me as a portrait photographer. I try hard to incorporate the entire body into my shots, but I am always drawn to the face. It’s a habit I’m trying to break, however when I’m editing it’s always those face shots that end up drawing me in.

So without further ado, and before I bottle it, delete this entire blog and switch the computer off I shall leave you with this.

Immogen1

Model: Immogen

Make-Up: Immogen

Studio: TipTop Photography LTD

Now I am off to spend the rest of my evening revisiting some of my favourite old grunge tracks. I feel like I should don a plaid shirt, stand in the corner with my hair covering my face and bop my head unenthusiastically.

Goodnight World.

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Hello World

Well Hello there.

Welcome to Cameras and Kitties. This is the first blog I have written for many years, so please excuse me if it takes me a while to articulate properly.

So what is this all about then? Well firstly, I have always been interested in blogging, I love to hear about the thoughts and stories of people from around the web, it’s refreshing to experience things beyond what the mainstream media reports on. Getting this whole thing started has been an idea that I have been toying around with for a couple of years, however, for anyone who knows me in the real world, they will tell you that I’m pretty awkward and find it hard to express myself properly sometimes. I am easily intimidated by the loud, the opinionated and the extroverted, so have often chosen to keep my voice quiet.

The time has now come though, where I have decided, that with so many other people expressing themselves in this way, that there would be no harm in trying to add my voice to the blogsphere too. I don’t mind if nobody hears, I’ve always found writing my thoughts down therapeutic so there is no harm in trying something new. Hell ,I may even enjoy it, and by some strange twist of fate, maybe other people will too.

A little about me. My name is Laura, I am 30 years old and reside in Birmingham, UK. I am married to a gorgeous creature called Joe, and am cat Momma to my black and white moggy,Neko (hence the kitty part of the blog name) I originate from the South West of England, in a small, obscure town near Torquay, which very few people have ever heard of. I escaped 6 years ago trading fields, tractors and beautiful coast for busy streets, noise and a world I’d always been intrigued by. I finally feel at home.

Finally, the last point of note would be to mention that I am a Photographer (hence the ‘cameras’ part of the blog name). There, I finally said it, maybe I am finally comfortable enough to allow myself to wear that label. Of course,to those of you reading this who are also photographers, there is absolutely no shame in being a photographer, rather the opposite. Yet living in a world where everyone is a photographer these days, it’s taken me a while to feel that I am at a level where I can award myself that title with confidence. I no longer feel like a girl with a Canon. I shall speak more about this topic a lot more throughout the blog in future, so yes, here it is another brand new photography blog, just what the internet needs!

Enjoy.