This space has been neglected for a little too long.
I'm just finding my feet from moving to a city and now back home. I'm not very good at sharing, my life for the past twelve months may have been a shock to my soft side but I have nothing but fondness for the city I called home. Here are some photographs taken by my always muse Ellen Rogers, edited by the lovely Prizme - the only two people who can depict my sacred space as I know it.
There are a few little projects tugging at my thoughts - I hope to share these soon.
Last month I fled blighty armed with a loved one to visit another and it all came together in Leiden. I drank all the mint tea, ate all the waffles and lost my heart to a new city. Above are a few memories from our adventure, mostly from Hortus Botanicus and the Naturalis but a few just from the city where my pal calls home. It's was just lovely.
I will try and source some inspiration soon, I'm running out of steam a little.
A narrator recounts the relationship between Adeline, a 12-year-old botanical prodigy and her recently deceased, elderly mentor, Henry.
Henry has left Adeline with personal audio recordings detailing plant history, pathology, philosophical thoughts on plants and gardens, but most importantly, he has left her with the near impossible task of creating his dream of the blue night blooming hedgehog - a blue flowering echinopsis subdenudata, which biologically flowers white.
Adeline listens to these recordings while researching through books, watching 1950s instructional plant videos and experimenting in her garden and greenhouse. She also spends time with a community of elderly amateur gardeners, assisting them with their plant diseases.
Another continuation on a theme, at the moment my thoughts are lost to flowers, I'm sorry. I have featured Jessica's work before and I was incredibly excited to see the trailer for her new film. This makes me long for more exciting climes. Since moving I have become incredibly attached to my plants, apologies for those who follow my instagram, so I feel I have an affinity with Adeline, I would very much like to be her friend.
"I tried taking pictures, but they were so mediocre. I guess every girl goes through a photography phase. You know, horses... taking pictures of your feet."
I always think of this every time I take a picture.
This is continuation of the last post I guess. These were taken on the first day of the year sans cardigan, which we spent at the botanic gardens. They aren't perfect but I haven't been so excited to develop a role of film for a while. x