I've been absent from deviantART for a while, but I really want to 'reinvent' myself on here.
For those of you who don't know, about two years ago I started doing photography full time as a career, at the age of 18. I was living at home (I still am) and doing it on my own & being self taught was an alternative of paying the extortionate fees at uni. I thought, if I can teach myself in the same amount of time then why spend over £30k on university? So that's what I've been doing! It's been about 10x harder and more complicated than I had ever imagined, but for some reason everyday I fall more in love with photography.
I probably wouldn't be where I am right now if it wasn't for deviantART and everyone on here believing in me and encouraging me. My type of photography has changed a lot since I was active here, but it was here that belief in my photography started.
I've been taking portraits for a couple of years now, but it's only recently I've realised the direction I want to go in. I want to breathe live into my portraits. I don't just want it to be a pretty face and a pretty picture, I want there to be some form of meaning behind it. I want the photo to have life, I want to be able to create life in imagery.
This is going to be super tough for me, there is no doubt about it. But I want to return to dA and continue developing my photography to a new level, just like I used to all those years ago.
So here goes nothing