Whimsy & Wilderness

A Colorado Adventure Blog

Story Telling

When I was younger I would go through magazines and cut out advertisements I liked. It wasn't about the product they were selling, but the creativity used to make the ad. For a long time I wanted to work in advertising and was planning to pursue it until right before college. Being young my passions changed eventually drawing me elsewhere, and often in multiple directions. However, I'm still drawn to creative outlets hence my multiple blogs, and my recent dabble in photography. When it comes to the latter I'm continually trying to find my voice in the photographs I take. While most are of Colorado's scenic landscapes I occasionally do self portraits (like the picture below) or mini photo shoots with friends to explore the many facets of photography. This is how I learn, by examining all sides, no matter the medium. I enjoy trying to capture a vision, playing with light to create a specific mood, and the abundance of possibilities of saying a thousand words. It's another tool for self expression and I'm learning more about it, and myself, everyday. My only slight frustration is not having a specific direction with it. I look at photographers Instagram pages and notice most have their own theme, and wonder why I don't have one yet. I've had to ask myself some questions, such as what am I hoping to capture? What story do I want to tell? I'm trying to find a common thread when I'm weaved with vast interests. I may not have the answers quit yet, but I'm working on it.

Lady in Lace

Lady in Lace