Slow living workshop, Sydney.
Sometimes I feel that the further I drift away from home, the more inspired I become. I can’t exactly pinpoint why. Maybe it’s the overwhelming feeling of always having to strive for perfection, or success, or some sort of validation; or maybe it’s just that the familiarity of your everyday routines eventually become quite mundane and even stifling. Yesterday I had the pleasure of shooting a video for the Slow Living Workshop held by Beth Kirby, Rebekka Seale and Luisa Brimble. The workshop was held, far from home - an hour drive out into the southern lowlands of New South Wales, where you’re surrounded by a sea of sweeping paddocks. Being away from the suburbs and the city and around people who were just so eager to learn about cooking, styling and photography made me realise that I was wrong. There is always a beauty in the familiarity of your everyday routines. There will always be a tiny seedling of inspiration waiting to grow into fruition. You just have to look for it in the right places. So I’ll be looking, a little closer to home now.