Written: 19-09-2014

I have spent the last 2 days feeling inspired, grateful, overwhelmed, happy, and overall passionate about my life and my craft.
(The hotel in Sydney)

I was in Sydney a few days ago shooting corporate head shots and fine art cityscapes for the same company, and I must thank Brett from Hi Flow for the amazing opportunity to travel with my photography. I had the time of my life and I am so grateful.

With 3 hours sleep and 2 hours in between landing in Brisbane and arriving at the venue I was shooting for TRYP Brisbane, which is a new hotel in Fortitude Valley which was an abandoned building I explored last year. Most of you keep hearing me talk about it, but for the people that haven't i'll give them a run down.
(Also, here are some images of the original building from 2013)

TRYP has kept the integrity of the building itself and made it into a street art hotel, giving 4 artists their own level. I was fortunate enough to be able to shoot the official launch party for the hotel. I met some wonderful people last night, they pretty much dragged all of the Brisbane artists off the street to be fed burgers and cocktails. Brilliant.
(Myself a little longer than a year ago swinging on the rooftop of the abandoned building that was to be TRYP. Back when I kept having to dye over my red hair because of the high school afraid of anyone being different)

(Here are some of the images I shot for TRYP at their Launch Party)

Occasionally I came across a conversation which involved that person telling me either there is no money in what I do or other negative comments on my appearance eg. Telling me I am an attractive woman but that I am ruining it with my tattoos.

The reality is, I am going down this path and no one can stop me, just because you didn't make it doesn't mean that it isn't possible. It's going to be difficult, and it's not always going to be travelling the world taking a few photos here and there, hard work and commitment will land you in places and among people that are worth the time and the effort.

(One of the RONE rooms in TRYP)

Also the comments on my appearance, most people love my red hair and tattoos but in the end, i'm not dying my hair or inking my body for anyone other than myself, so it really shouldn't be up for debate, but anyway back to the positive.

I'm so happy to be doing what I love, creating artworks, shooting events where I am meeting new people, working with companies and of course travelling with my photography. Thank-you for supporting me throughout my journey as an artist but also as a person, it's a long road ahead but with the spontaneous messages and comments of love and support, I believe we can create amazing work and I can't wait to share it with the world.
Myself and David Hooper at the TRYP Launch, photographed by Mr Willmann Photography


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