January. I haven’t written or posted anything since January. Does anyone still read this? I would love to say I was caught up with work but, I can’t. I just didn’t take as much photos. For the last two years I’ve been in this grey zone stage of my life; not (noticeably) progressing and always in the same place. Yes, I did have some three day ventures (like my trip to Rome) but, when it comes to my everyday life – uneventful and not worth documenting. As if I’m experiencing a slow fade from photography and it scares me.

I’ve been taking photos for more than 10 years now and never have I had such an inspiration crisis. I mean, it all comes down to the overall desert my life has turned into. But, witnessing the current state of the world, with all the tragic stories and horrible terroristic attacks makes me instantly grateful to God for my peaceful and boring life.

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Here’s a little update on me. My substitute teaching job ended, after a year and a half I’m unemployed, again. At this point, I’m partially happy about it because I’ll enjoy every bit of summer ahead of me. A few days ago, I turned 31. A month ago, I cut my long hair to a lob. Oh, and I got a puppy and named it Frodo. Yes, J. R. R. Tolkien and all.

It seems to me, it always comes down to shooting everyday things. No matter how hard I try to bring something new to this blog, I simply can not afford traveling all the time. Which would be my dream job; traveling and documenting it on my blog (#jobgoals #spreadtheword).

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So, what else can I do, at this point, other than going back to the basics. I can’t promise you majestic mountain shots or amazing trip coverage but, I can promise you to shoot more often. I feel stupid for investing in a website and not using it as I should. Well, let me know what’s up with you and your life? Are you in a good and happy place now? God bless.

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  1. Reply

    Helen

    June 29, 2016

    I love this blog!! The photography is wonderful! Your blog is so cool and beautiful nice!!! :))

    Please visit me, my blog: http://www.helenrosa.com

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      Ines

      June 29, 2016

      Thank you, Helen :)

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    Ana . meiomaio

    June 30, 2016

    So beautiful! Your photos, the tones, the light… Congratulations! :)

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      Ines

      June 30, 2016

      Thanks, Ana!

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    Robert-Paul Jansen

    June 30, 2016

    What I’ve always liked in your work is the ability to document life in a beautiful way. I have been in this ‘grey zone’ stage in photography as well last months and I think it has everything to do with all the images we see all day on Instagram (for instance).

    People are send away to photograph mountains, islands and deserts and we get overwhelmed with this and we keep comparing the photos of these locations to our own photos. A good photo doesn’t have to be taken on a beautiful mountain or desert island and certainly not every photo taken in the Rockies is a good photo. It’s harder to take a beautiful photo of the ordinary and you are so good at this.

    I hope you find your way back again Ines.

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      Ines

      June 30, 2016

      I couldn’t agree more. As if only Mastin Labs/VSCO mountains are legit art. I mean, I thrive to take such photos but, in all honesty, my everyday isn’t made of such scenery and travel opportunities. And then you start to undervalue your work.

      Thank you!

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    livia gobara

    June 30, 2016

    Hello Ines,
    I felt very lack of your photos!
    Glad recorded these beautiful images! I want you to know that for me will always be my inspiration.
    Kisses

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      Ines

      June 30, 2016

      Thank you so much for your infinite support! ;) Don’t think I didn’t notice <3

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    Tom W

    June 30, 2016

    Life isn’t about the big moments. I like the way that I feel like a passenger in your work.

    Like I’m sat next to you as you discover these little slices of everyday.

    It’s very unique.

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      Ines

      June 30, 2016

      Thank you, Tom! Really appreciate it.

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    Emily

    June 30, 2016

    I love your photos and follow your blog through a feed, so was happy to see a new post! i have been feeling stuck in similar ways. yesterday i gave myself 20 minutes to take photos in our garden and found new ways to see things. i felt so good after!

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      Ines

      June 30, 2016

      We easily forget what fun it is to just shoot whatever is around us; no pressure and it makes one happy!
      Thank you, Emily.

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    adriana maria

    July 4, 2016

    Helloi Ines,

    I could not let this post go blank. So I came here to increase the chorus about how your photo inspires us and how much we support you to continue.
    There’s something about the light of your country. There’s something about the landscapes that you can capture. There’s something on the places you go. There’s something about you photography journey that keeps you walking… don’t forget it =)

    I love your new haircut!
    I have my hair cut, an extra long bob, i’m just in love with it. Its been a while since i have my hair cut so short and i intend to cut it shorter next time. You should make a post about your new hair on you beauty blog =)

    hugs and have a wonderfull week

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      Ines

      July 5, 2016

      I often think the grass is greener on the other side and fail to recognize the beauty around me. That’s life, I guess :D

      I was planning on doing a hair post, since I haven’t done one in a while. Haha!
      Thank you Adriana!

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