Who is Catherine Anyway?
SAcamera recently enlisted the services of a mystery camera enthusiast to review new products. A number of people have been asking, just who is Catherine? We asked Catherine to give us some insights…
Who am I? It’s such an odd question to find yourself answering.
I am free spirited.
I love the warmth of the sun on my skin and the soft splashing of rain in my hair, perhaps that makes me a romantic, although I would never describe myself as one.
I am not a very open person. I prefer to listen than to talk.
I enjoy the time I get to spend alone and then relish moments spent with other people.
I am creative in many directions, unrestricted by the fear of failure and enjoy exploring new places and new people.
Of all my outlets, photography is my most loved. I look for that moment, a split second in time, when everything is just the way you want it to be, and then I snatch it up to keep forever as a single, motionless, silent message.
Later on I’ll manipulate those images to enhance what I see in them. I love contrast. Whether it be a glowing white boat floating in black, cold waters or a girl sitting tranquil and shy amidst a city night party scene.
I love faces and their infinite expressions. Lips, eyes and mouths curling and contorting into the bliss or pain of the emotion portrayed.
I love the sky and its ever-changing pallet of colour and swirls.
When I was growing up, my dad wanted a son and he got three girls; so I happily filled the position spending hours in the garage rebuilding old cars and playing with jig-saws and scroll-saws and drills and hammers. (I love the word pop-rivet, I am really not sure why though) Your childhood defines you and mine built me into a strong, independent person. I love a challenge and I don’t feel that a girl should hold back on trying things just because she is a girl…I can change a tyre or build a cupboard and still look ladylike :]
I love driving. It doesn’t matter where I am going. I always have my camera with me. Sometimes I don’t find anything worth taking a picture of and other times I run out of space on my memory cards. I think there actually always is something to snap, but it depends on the photographers mood, what they do or don’t choose to see on a particular day.
I am not an expert. There is way too much out there to learn for anyone to call themselves an expert too soon. I do enjoy sharing my own experiences with people and I love to learn from others. If everyone you met taught you one thing, you would own a wealth of knowledge.
I hope you enjoy the blog. Feel free to comment and share your own experiences!