It feels so good right now because I've gotten back some of the inspiration and want to make pictures that has been lost for a while. Guess it's just hard when you're forced to put things into a context, making them something they're not, to remember why you were doing it in the first place.

I am a visual artist. I want you to look at the things I do and see whatever your mind wants to see in them. What I was thinking when I made them is unrelevant. People should think for themselves, and they do most certainly not need anyone to tell them what to see in art. I will aslways justify my work with that first of all I want it to be pretty to look at. If you don't want to see anything in it, then don't.

I always name my work, and sometimes I add a very brief text of what it's about in general, but very much preferably never more than that. My philosophy is that if you can't see it without explaination then it's not there. It doesn't matter how many references there are to various things in a picture, because if you're not familiar with the story behind the refence, it's unrelevant to your interpretation either way.

Unfotunately this is not an approved way of thinking when you're in school. Which is sort of why I'm glad to not be taking photography anymore, for the moment. Not saying I never will again, because it's still my dream to work as a high fashion photographer. But for now I need to go back to my own ways, to remember why I wanted to do this in the first place and why I'm still doing it. Because now, looking back over the past year, it feels as if it has gotten lost along the way.

"I know who I am, and I am anyone I want to be, whenever I want to."


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