Four portrait sessions in 6 days, it’s been a busy week. But I am so grateful for it and my team. I am currently offering an “Over 40 and friggin fabulous” package and it is starting to take off. Nice to get women back in the studio again, It’s been too long.
So onto this week’s SYW questions…
What is one topic you really like to talk about? Or something you really want to tell people? LOL super easy photography, travel photography, portrait photography, camera gear and photography styles. Bad right? Just means I am super passionate and super committed.
What do you normally never tell strangers about yourself? (be general, I don’t need to know details or invade privacy) Deeply personal details.
Have you ever broken anything? I break things all the time, mostly inanimate objects…but I have broken a few bones, a few hearts and even my mind on occasion.
Is having a big ego a negative trait or a positive trait? I don’t think it needs to be either. There is nothing wrong with a big ego, sometimes it’s earnt, sometimes it’s faked for a reason. When being in business for yourself, like I do, I find it hard to make my life sound bigger and better than I sometimes feel it actually is. I know many artists who feel the same way. I call myself an internationally awarded photographer and digital artist. Because I am, I have had gallery showings in several countries, because I have. Do I feel like a big-time jet-setting photographer? NO.
The imposter syndrome is real and many creatives deal with it on a daily basis…it’s just something you have to get over. I know I did.
What aspects of your city or neighbourhood are you grateful for? Within one hour in any direction, I can find a beach, or the mountains, or the country. I am right on the edge of Melbourne fringe, 45kms from the city centre. There are beautiful gardens nearby. It’s fairly quiet, with not too much excitement on the bad side (if you know what I mean?). I have some great neighbours and the main freeway is just down the road. If I do want the excitement of the big city lights, it’s just a 45-minute trip by car. What’s not to love? Sadly it is built up and has lots of traffic, I sometimes wished we lived further out.
Whatever you’re up to this week, I hope it’s a great one…
~ Julz, xo