After starting a 52weeks self-portrait project some weeks ago I am currently falling in love with simple portraiture more and more. I especially adore the work by Alessio Albi (never boring, simple but with a twist) and Julia Trotti (beautiful girls in beautiful light). So check those two out on Flickr if you are looking for some inspiration.
And here are some favorites from my Pinterest Board Simple Portaits:
I’m looking forward to autumn more than ever: rainy days, cozy blankets, tea, cookies, lots of books and reading.
Here are some books I’ve been enjoying recently:
We were liars by Emily Lockhart
Cadence is spending the summer on the family island and trying to remember what happened two years ago. A book about family, friends, love and lies.
Wow, this book really took me by surprise. I bought it because I liked the cover so much but the story did not disappoint. I really enjoyed the style of writing and didn’t expect the ending at all (I cried just a little and read the book a second time right away to see where I missed something).
Paper Towns by John Green
Enthralling story about teenage boy Quentin who falls in love with Margo (the girl living next door) and is trying to find her after she ran away.
I especially loved the characters in this book by John Green. And don’t worry, you will probably not need any tissues for that one as it is not as emotional as The Fault in our Stars !
The sky is everywhere by Jandy Nelson
A story about a girl dealing with the loss of her sister. And of course boys, messed up feelings and love.
This one was an easy read but the story wasn’t as touching as I had hoped. To me it was just another “beach read” with lot’s of (love) drama and a happy ending.
Here are some images from a few weeks ago when I spent the day watching those two rock climbing. I will share more sunday adventures in the following weeks.
It’s no secret I love the community and talent on Instagram. But truth is, I’ve been following almost all of these woman’s work for years, even before Instagram was invented. That said, it’s always a pleasure to see their work pop up in my feed and get a peek into their everyday lives and photographic adventures.
Go give those ladies some love, and happy weekend everyone!
(I’ve already shared my favorite landscape photographers and young photographers on Instagram !)
1. Rockie Nolan
Fashion photographer and beautiful soul currently living in New York. Lot’s of flowers, confetti and cotton candy colors going on in her stream .
2. Sarah Rhodes
Sarah works as a photographer at one of my favorite Blogs, A Beautiful Mess. Besides images from her daily life you will also get loads of pictures of her adorable girl Imogen.
3. Lauren Randolph
Lauren is a photographer from Los Angeles, currently traveling Europe. This. Girl. Loves. Colors.
4. Chloé Jennings
Chloé is a photographer and designer who loves nature as much as I do. Her husky Nan is the cutest!
5. Cindy Loughridge
Cindy shares images from her everyday life in San Francisco and lots of portraits of her two beautiful daughters Emma and Olive
The landscapes you will see most on my Instagram are mountains and woods. I already shared some of my favorite mountain images from last summer, so here are some pics from the woods that I love. Being out there, no matter if the sun shines or rain is falling on my head, just makes me happy!
(all images shot and edited with my iPhone 5)