04 May 2016 London

As you know, a couple of weeks ago I went up to London to collaborate with my friend Irene, as part of one of her final uni projects. Sure, I like to take one too many pictures of myself when there is a bit of good lighting, so I was nervous to be in front of the camera, and not be in control of it! And the fact it wasn't going to be pictures, but a short video? Kinda scared the crap out of me because basically anything that isn't a still picture of me, is guaranteed to be dorky as hell. But after a while, I just sort of zoned out to cameras being there, and probably spent a large majority of the day staring into space so it would make for totally intentional shots to make me look as though I can put a few brain cells together...

Over the past couple of weeks, she would send little clips of editing and I was unusually excited! So, when I saw that she'd sent me a link to the video, it felt like Christmas had come early, basically. Dead excited to see the final piece (always am when videos are being made, especially if I have been there in some shape or form whilst it was being filmed - which I obviously was for this).

Can we just take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the above shot, going up on the tube from a cinematography point of view? So freakin' awesome. I will (badly) sing my love for 50mm lenses from the rooftops. I adore how they make the world look. 

I may be posting these screencaps because I'm loving the deep in thought/slightly gormless look I am rocking. (Kidding. Okay, they're some of my favourite screenshots I got from the video and wanted to stick a few pictures in this post...)

It's so strange seeing yourself in a way you aren't used to, and in a way that everyone else sees you! To be honest? I don't know if that's a good or bad thing. But it was a fun day, and I got to have a laugh with two friends that I hadn't seen in some time (but definitely need to see more of). Think the only time I'll do any kind of video is if Irene is behind the camera, armed with a 50mm lens.


  1. i've been doing youtube as well and it's a pain in the ass because editing well takes a lot of time and effort. not that i don't want to do it but i get so frustrated when i feel like my content is not as good as i wanted it to be. frustrates me to a whole new level.

    BUT cute video and pics. and it really can be strange seeing yourself in a way you're not used to. same thing with hearing how i actually sound - oh god hahaha

  2. Just sat and binged loads of your recent posts that I've missed. Totally get the not fitting in post most than you can ever imagine. Also loved reading what you've been up to, but most importantly... absolutely LOVED the video. So nicely shot, and hello platform 9 and 3/4's!!!


  3. That was such a cool video aw I loved it so much - I agree 50mm lenses make everything look wonderful!

    Lucy | Forever September

  4. AAAAAHHHHH I love the video so much! You're so adorable and the editing is just perfect. Also loved the part on the train (or... tube?), it looks so magical and I couldn't stop rewinding it. Hope to see more videos like this from you!

    Andrea | Collars and Bones


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