Isabel

So Sorry…

July 18, 2019 | 5

Puppy eyes, a paw in my hand, a wet tongue, licking my tears away – I had to break your trust, it breaks my heart. So sorry…. You might have…

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Dreams of Wings…

July 9, 2019 | 42

So what do you do when you realise that… your photography has become too difficult, your gear and process have become cumbersome and keep you from enjoying an intuitive and…

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Not important…

May 21, 2019 | 9

That strange feeling that everything I write has to be somehow important, that every image I take has to be ‘special’, that every painting I make needs to convey a…

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My painting journey…

March 15, 2019 | 5

When deciding about my goals for this year there was one thing above all that my soul was aching for…something that I had in a way forbidden myself to dream…

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Herbstblut

January 9, 2019 | 9

Drops of Autum blood On Winter’s pale face – Seeds of Spring… Just added this to my portfolio – I really like the way it turned out.

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Farewell and Welcome

January 1, 2019 | 1

I hope you all had a wonderful start into the new year. Ours was as peaceful as we had hoped, just watching the fireworks in the distance and enjoying our…

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2019 – My Year of ‘Ma’

December 28, 2018 | 24

I am sitting here on the couch, looking out of our large glass window at another grey and calm winter morning (quick snapshot below) – just the sound of a…

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You cannot develop your own style?

December 8, 2018 | 4

How can I develop my own style? How can I find my unique style?  Questions that I did ask myself and I am sure – actually I know – many…

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Give birth to a dancing star…

December 6, 2018 | 8

One of my favourite quotes of all time is by Friedrich Nietzsche. “One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” This…

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Freeing my intuition…

October 23, 2018 | 10

Practicalities, gear and film choices, project planning and business expectations were filling my mind and I could not hear my artistic heart anymore. Had it stopped beating? I thought that…

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A lot of things are happening…

By Isabel / May 28, 2018 / 4 Comments

and one of them is that I am going to merge my websites www.isabelcurdes.com and www.changeyourview.dk into one site which means www.changeyourview.dk will no longer be available. This will happen over the next few days so both sites will be down. There will also be more regular blogposts, new images for my portfolio, more selections…

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Winter…

By Isabel / March 21, 2018 / 8 Comments

This is my farewell to the winter…it has been a prickly one 😉 …where I learned a lot of things I did not expect to learn. The most important learning was that even if you are self-employed and love your ‘work’ (passion), it does not make you invincible – or maybe it even makes you…

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Fear

By Isabel / January 31, 2018 / 9 Comments

The last few weeks have been a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Maybe it is the time of the year with the long dark nights and the grey days or maybe it is just me… Now that I cannot distract myself anymore with equipment choices or decisions about what I want to focus on (see my…

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Finding my focus (all puns intended ;-))

By Isabel / January 17, 2018 / 14 Comments

One of my first blog posts was about “focusing until it feels right” and while this was about focusing my cameras I have found out over the last few weeks that it also applies to my creative, business and ‘social’ life. During the last two years after I had quit my old job and started…

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The book that will not be published…

By Isabel / January 11, 2018 / 6 Comments

The last two months have been full of decisions for me – some easy, others hard and took a while but the decluttering of my life was not done after the house was ‚clean‘… This was one of the harder decisions but I feel that it was the right one after all. This is a…

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More or less?

By Isabel / October 3, 2017 / 4 Comments

A few weeks ago I noticed that I was becoming less and less creative. I did not want to get out anymore to make pictures, did not want to work on my book ideas, no interest in reading and learning…that was really bad. So I did what I always do – I analysed the situation…

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Metamorphosis

By Isabel / August 29, 2017 / 4 Comments

I was overwhelmed by the positive response I got on my last blog post. Thank you all so much for your kind words and for sharing with me your own stories. I often find it easier to put my feelings and dreams into poems and pictures than into “plain text”. It gives me more room…

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Beyond happiness…

By Isabel / August 10, 2017 / 9 Comments

When you read this blog post then I actually managed to overcome one of my fears… I have never really talked about the sadness, the darkness and anxiety that has been a part of me as much as my happiness. When I had my burn-out a few years ago I had reached the darkest point…

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Whispers from Beyond

By Isabel / August 7, 2017 / 2 Comments

She felt a lightness in her soul, as the sadness dissolved and she became one with the whispers…                

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Is less more?

By Isabel / July 31, 2017 / 2 Comments

Apart from the concept of wabi sabi which I wrote about in an earlier blog post there is another concept that has become a major part of my life and that is minimalism. When guests visit us in our home the first thing they usually notice and comment on is the amount of space we have.…

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Open your eyes and then open your eyes again…

By Isabel / July 23, 2017 / 2 Comments

I am the last person who does not like going on adventures and exploring new places. I love travelling especially by car so that I can stop wherever I want to and then do what I love best…walking…and more walking…truly exploring a place and its secrets. I find that every place holds secrets that are…

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The beauty of not fitting in…

By Isabel / July 18, 2017 / 2 Comments

                For most of my life I felt as if I did not belong, as if I was wrong. Until I learned that feeling wrong can still be right for someone.                  

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Inside or outside the box?

By Isabel / July 2, 2017 / 16 Comments

Recently I was invited to my first podcast with the very talented and nice Jon Wilkening to talk about photography. First I thought I would not actually listen to it (me talking ;-)) but when he published it (here a link) my curiosity won and I also wanted to find out what I should do differently if…

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The beauty of imperfections…

By Isabel / June 21, 2017 / 10 Comments

If you had asked me 7 years ago what I had considered a good picture I am sure I would have among other things mentioned technical perfection. I have been a perfectionist all my life. It was something that my father had taught me from early on as there was never anything I made or…

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Focussing on how it feels best…

By Isabel / June 13, 2017 / 4 Comments

A few days ago I read a very interesting article on James McArdle’s blog onthisdateinphotography.com about the work of Julia Margaret Cameron. The article got me thinking about two things – how I use focus which I will write about in this blog post and – how much I feel I have in common with a photographer who…

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Really…another photography blog?

By Isabel / June 9, 2017 / 8 Comments

When I began thinking about starting my own blog the first question I asked myself was “Does the world need another blog about photography?” – the answer was simple…NO. There are so many great blogs out there written by photographers about general techniques and gear or more specific about film photography that for me it…

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