I’ve been following Sean Tucker on youtube for a while now. He is a photographer and takes a different approach to his channel. He focuses more on the why of photography, not the how. I love his philosphical approach to photography, and the images he produces.
Yesterday, I watched a video in which he features Fiona Lark, a photographer who takes self-portraits, mainly in the Lake District (UK). I hadn’t heard of her before, but I instantly fell in love with her work. Her images have a very poetic feel to them.
I’m struck by her confessions of her self-doubt, and the cycle she goes through. It is something I recognize whole heartedly, but to hear someone, who so obviously is creating something so wonderful, can still suffer from this phenomenon of never-ending doubt is almost like a punch in the stomache: no matter how good you are, you will always doubt yourself. That hurts.
After watching Lark’s work I want to move to a landscape that is visually more exciting than the featureless ‘polders’ I live next to. But then again, I would probably would never get up at five in the morning to take pictures, not matter where I’d live.
Sadly, Lark’s main channel for sharing is Instagram. Therefore I’m only able to see a few of het pictures, before I’m prompted to sign up and unable to view the rest of her work. She does sell some of her work on Etsy, though. Very tempting!