COMING BACK TO WALES
This week in Wales has been really weird weather-wise. Storm Imogen brought strong winds, plenty of rain, snow and some sunshine when it was gone. Nevertheless, I had the opportunity to enjoy the welsh country and visit amazing places with beautiful lighting.
This was the second time that I've been in Wales. Last year was the first and I was really impressed. Like the last time we stayed in the Gwarllwyn B&B, a wonderful place. You can see two of my last post about wales below:
I knew Wales is beautiful but I didn't expect either so much beauty and what happened when I came back to Hampshire.
HOW WALES CHANGED ME
FINDING YOUR STYLE AS A PHOTOGRAPHER AND AS AN ARTIST
Wales has a really special meaning to me. I don't know exactly what happened but when I came back home from my first trip to Brecon Beacons my style and approach to photography changed. Colours, textures and composition were different. My landscape & lifestyle photography changed, even so did my wedding photography. Applying this style to engagements and wedding has enhanced how I tell love stories, in a more romantic and storytelling way (if I say so myself 😊). I began to be aware of this change not just after my first trip to Wales but some weeks after when my clients told me something that I really appreciate:
"When I see one of your images I instantly recognise that you took it. You've got a very personal style".
So yes, at last I found my style (one year ago), after more than ten years taking images. How can it be possible? Well, finding your style as an artist is not easy at all. Sometimes you think you've already found it and then you doubt. Let's face it, as photographers and artists we tend to have a very thin skin. The work that we create is very personal, so when someone criticises it we feel bad, very bad indeed. However, when you've truly found your own style and you're confident with it you -almost- don't care. I'm aware that my images are not for everybody. In fact, I don't want everybody to love them. I do what I do and I do it this way because I've got a clear intention. I want you to love or hate my work. I don't like half measures in art. And obviously it could be risky, but if you think about it as a brand or as a business you must create a clear and recognisable brand image. From the logo, the costumer service, the style to the products... everything. My potential clients are not gonna be the same ones that yours. I want to work with people who connects with me, personally and artistically.
Anyway, lets leave this subject for another post and take a look at the images of Brecon Beacon National Park, Broad Haven Beach, Nolton Haven Beach, Tiwy Forest, Llwyn-on Reservoir, Llyn Brianne Reservoir, and Sgwd Clun-Gwyn below:
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Have you been in Brecon Beacons? In Broad Haven? Share your experiences with me! Feel free to share this post and comment below in the comments section.