Sunday, December 6, 2009

First blog post ever!

So...I'm sitting here wondering what to write. I normally don't share my thoughts, feelings or just me in general to the public openly. I've been encouraged to start up a blog. Mainly to help give my business a slight jump start. I am...sitting and wondering what to write. I guess I'll write about what this blog is meant to be for. Photography.

Photography has been my one output for the past three years. My one emotional presence. My way of inner thoughts and and show of creativity.

What pulled me into doing portraiture photography was by viewing other artist's works. Painters, sketchers, photographers...etc. It interested and intrigued me how so much you could learn about that one person by a still image. I've been an observer for most of my life. I sit and watch people as they engage with others. I wondered if I could be able to show that in one image. I asked some folks if I could photograph them. They shied away. Who could blame them. I really didn't have much to show as to my skill and what I could truly achieve. I then decided to photograph myself.

I enjoyed taking self-portraits. I would do it every chance I'd get. It allowed me to really play around and understand the camera. All I had was one lens... a 50mm prime lens. A small room where I could only photograph by sitting down and dark blue walls as my surrounding. A window light for illumination and a black fabric to use as my background whenever needed.
I practiced and learned by making mistakes repeatedly. I'd be exhausted from working during the day, but would still make plans and shoot whenever I could. Photography had become my passion...and obsession. I couldn't stop and it was all I could think about. I loved every minute of it.

I decided to read books and blogs and google whatever information I could related to photography. Learning both the technique and the art behind it. Photography had become a part of my everyday life...and I didn't mind it at all. It had become my companion and my outlet in a way I didn't realize it could be. I was glad I had decided to explore it.

So .... here I am sitting and thinking that this all truly began 3 years ago for me and I'm glad what I've accomplished thus far and continue to. I'm glad for the support and encouragement from my family, peers and folks who come across my work by hearing from others and whole heartedly approach me to tell me who much they find my work to be inspirational. I'm glad to hear that and to receive such a compliment is truly something for me. I hope to continue in this realm and to continue to share it with others.

If you're curious about my work please feel free to visit my site

I shall try to continue with 'blogging' .... so new to me, but I shall try. I'll share my thoughts, works, experience and knowledge here.

Cheers for now....


  1. Thank you for sharing Nadia. I must say, you are a true talent. I have enjoyed working with you very much and look forward to our future projects. Your story/frame of mind/drive is an inspiration. I do hope that you keep blogging.

  2. Also, I LOVE the beautiful and artistic self portraits ; )

  3. Congratulations!
    I am glad that you have come out with your own blog. I too love portraiture and agree with what you said about "people shied away". People love to see their beautiful pictures but they are normally shy to be photographed. That's one of the challenge attracted me into "portraiture". I too tried to write a blog before but nothing come out properly. You composed what you want to say beautifully. I am looking forward to seeing more from you. Wish you all the great success in your career.

  4. I admire your courage for starting the blog Nadia. I enjoyed reading it. I love your work and think you are a very gifted photographer, as well as an amazing lady. What drew me to you, as you know, was your work in photography. The way you capture subtle vibes with your work. Your pictures didn't seem to hold 'fake' emotions. To me, looking at your pictures stirred the emotions only a 'The Cure' song could. It was amazing, knowing another art form could make me feel the way songs did. It was because of your work that I took an Art History class. I wanted to learn of more arts that could stir me that way and the history behind them. It has been a great pleasure getting to know the girl behind such a talent, and I thank you, for your work has led me to learn more about... me.

  5. keep up the great stuff and vibe Nadia :)

  6. I search and recently came across your blog and have been reading along. It was wonderful blog.


  7. I search and recently came across your blog and have been reading along. It was wonderful blog.