At a certain point in my life I thought I was done with photography. I wasn’t feeling it anymore. Truth is, I was in a very dark place and I couldn’t see the point of doing anything, in general.
Well, I’m a stubborn bastard, as someone said once, and I learnt that I have the resources within myself to survive to sh_t every single time.
A trick that works for me is to find easy solutions to complicated problems.
One of the many excuses for not shooting was that I had forgotten how to use my camera, that it was too heavy to carry around, that my strap was old and need replacement but I didn’t have the money and so on…
Because all of this was true, and still is (especially the broke part) 😂 I realized that If I had to wait to fix all those little things I’d never gotten back to shooting.
So, I temporarily put aside my camera and her problems in my head, and just started taking photos with my crappy phone. It’s always with me, it’s light, battery gets charged every evening…a no brainer.
Plus, I’m a very lucky girl (for real), which leads us to my boyfriend’s mom getting herself a new phone and donating her old one to me for free 🙂
It’s used, it’s old but it shoot beautiful black and white images. And this is all I needed.
You probably remember when Huawei and Leica did their first collab, back in 2016. They came up with the Huawei P9. This thingy has two cameras and one is monochrome only. It’s sharp, contrasty, and behaves well in low light…just perfect!
I started using the P9 six days ago and already jumped head first into a 365 days photo challenge. This smartphone brought me back to life and I’m having A LOT of fun with it.
If anyone wants to follow the challenge and support me with some feedback you can find me on Instagram @thefoto.girl365
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