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 eats 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 runs “Eveoaks” since 2015 which quickly grew into an edgy and streetstyle based fashion blog.  She has worked with brands like Booking.com, Rituals, Livera, Jo Malone, Esprit, Vero Moda, Arket, Monki, Chiquelle and many more.