Let's pretend we are at a tea party, shall we?
The ones that girls with pretty dresses, shiny eyes and strong hearts attend.
The ones where fresh flowers are spread all over the place.
Then we certainly have a queen for the day and this is a dreamy girl who loves to dream, while also being well in touch with reality.
Cecile is her name.
She could be featured in editorials for her soft but oh so strong beauty.
She looks like a princess
but actually she's just an simple girl like you and me, not ordinary in any way though, as she's so talented in many ways.
She has always adored photography and wrote poems when she was seventeen, kept in a book with crapy black & white pictures as she now believes.
Still I somehow think, that the artistic touch she has in all she does was evident even back then and her pictures were beautiful.
Maybe not as much as the ones she takes today, but still. Beautiful.
Since two years - when she got her first digital camera, she's been more seriously invloved in photography.
She uses pastel tones in a marvelous way and quite often she's the photographer and the model, artfully composing pictures of herself.
You may see a collection of them here.
She is inspired by daily life itself, music, books and other artists
She is passionate about animals and her vintage Polaroid cameras. She loves them so much that she attributes names to them.
I think we girls do that quite often with the objects we love.
Don't you? How often have we named a car or a bicycle for example?
She shoots film and is particularly interested in Holga and Polaroid ones
She has a unique way in seeing the beauty of all things simple and makes wonderful pictures of them. The ones that stay with us for a long, long time after we've encountered them.
You can enjoy Cecil's or Ciel's pictures here.
She's a secretary, as mush as this may come as a surprise.
She used to keep a blog for abour six years but she does not anymore.
This is an extra reason why I'm so grateful and honored that she has taken the time and the effort to prepare a wonderful post about a theme that touches her heart,
and often troubles her mind.
As much as she is a dreamer, she is also a person who cares, being interested in rainsing awareness and this is what brought us together.
She' ll be coming over next week and sharing with you an informative post, while sharing bits of her personal story.
We'll be listening to her, while indulging ourselves in heavenly pictures
On a last notice to signify this cooperation of ours, we've put a diptych together, in an attemp to see where our approaches and individual styles in photography meet.
We found out that our strong common factor is the love for simple things of every day life, natural light and clean lines.
So until next time, from Cecil and me may you be having unforgetable times, seeing and getting inspired by the simple things in life.
All the love,