When taking pictures becomes a fulltime occupation

New Zealand is the most beautiful country I have ever visited. It has rainforests, deserts, snowy mountains, fjords, tropical beaches, pinewood trees, waterfalls, caves and the clearest water I have ever seen. I saw the most spectacular views and landscapes all for free and ofcourse I made a ton of pictures. In fact I probably made more pictures than the average chinese tourist. I reached a point that I almost got annoyed by myself. Trying to get that perfect shot for my blog and social media accounts. I became more occupied with angles and perspectives than to stopping for a second and enjoying my view.

I guess it’s that uncontinous blogging voice that demands better articles and more stunning pictures. Its a voice that can never be pleased, especially when its tags along with my perfectionism and the unrealistic comparison with great photographers I look up to. This always leads to unsatifying results and more importantly; forgetting what it’s all about.

I will never be as good as the photographers I look up to for several obvious reasons.
I’m not them, creative work is subjective and creative work can be as diverse as clothing preference. Somewhere along the way I forgot to get inspired and took on the role of becoming competitive. I think this is the wrong way to go as it eatsĀ up a great part of my energy and blocks my creativity. Instead of looking at others, it’s better to understand my own work and figure out what I like and why I like it.

For now I’ll take a couple of pictures and put my camera away. Instead of living through a lense I just breath it all in and find the same hapiness as I had as a child. To enjoy my view without feeling to urge to capture it for the wrong reasons.


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Eva is a Dutch fashion blogger based in the Netherlands. Eva runs her blog since 2015 and quickly grew into a edgy and streetstyle based fashion blog where you’ll also find social media tips and tricks. Eva is active on many social platforms like Instagram, Lookbook, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin. This is one of the main reasons that her reach goes far. Even though she doesn’t consider herself to be a Dutch Influencer she has worked with Booking.com, Rituals, Livera, Jo Malone, Esprit, Vero Moda, Arket, Monki and many other brands.