A practical photography tip on the importance of play and fun as tools for creativity.
This article was published on www.myfujifilm.co.za during my FUJIFILM FEATURE week in June 2018
All of this is my dad’s fault. He wasn’t only French, loved red wine and strong cigarettes, but he also loved photography. He had been taking pictures all his life and made sure that he would pass on his passion to me very early on in my life. I was only 8 when he gave me my first camera and I haven’t stopped taking photographs ever since.
While at lunch at one of our favourite restaurants the other day, I went on a little walk around the premises and came across this beautiful, old pinball machine. This is something I don’t come across very often anymore and the sight of it put a big smile on my face and sent me off down memory lane.
Last year I took part in the 24 Hour Project for the first time and it was so crazy that I professed I would not do it again.
Low and behold, this year I found myself slap-bang right in the middle of co-organising a group for the 2018 event. How did that happen? Well, I asked myself the same question.
It all started with a camper van.
We had been in Vietnam for a week and had travelled up the coast from Ho Chi Minh City to the ancient city of Hoi An and starting to get acclimatized to the hot humid weather and the industriousness of the people. The sights, sounds and tastes however, were still cause for great excitement – a state my senses would remain in for the entirety of our stay in this amazing country.
By far one of the craziest projects I have taken part in yet; 24 photographs, 24 hours, one every hour posted to Instagram.
The call from the organizers:”Document Humanity to Make a Difference!”
My name is Nathalie. I am an official Fujifilm X-Photographer and a professional corporate event, portrait and lifestyle photographer. In my spare time I love telling stories and pursuing personal creative projects.