Haiku to the rescue!

June 9, 2018 | 4

In my last blog post I shared with you how I had jeopardized my own creativity by imposing rules on my work. This time I would like to tell you…

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Just shoot…

June 7, 2018 | 10

I bet you thought you would have to wait some months now until the next blog post…but no, it is already here! No need to worry though that there will…

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Reflections…

June 6, 2018 | 6

Little did I know that writing the blog post about ’Finding my Focus’ beginning of the year would result in a long phase of deep reflections which basically lasted until…

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A lot of things are happening…

May 28, 2018 | 4

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…

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Winter…

March 21, 2018 | 8

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…

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Fear

January 31, 2018 | 9

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…

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Finding my focus (all puns intended ;-))

January 17, 2018 | 14

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…

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The book that will not be published…

January 11, 2018 | 6

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…

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More or less?

October 3, 2017 | 4

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…

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Metamorphosis

August 29, 2017 | 4

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…

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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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