Hello Instagram! I’m finally back on platform and you can expect me to stick around.
If you’ve followed me before today you may be wondering why my previous account (named exactly like this one) has been sitting empty for the last two years or so. The easiest explanation is that I have been wanting to build up a decent catalogue to give some momentum to this account: to beat the Instagram algorithm. It goes further than that, though. What has really stopped me is an insecurity around myself and my work.
Despite the many words of encouragement I’ve received over the years, I’ve never feel like my work was worth sharing. I kept telling myself to wait, to get better first. Like there was something wrong with showing growth.
I have been postponing this day for way too long, but I can’t wait anymore. I have so many memories, stories and ideas I want to share.
Today I’m not just re-entering this community, I’m also leaving my insecurities behind. I’m committing to put everything back into photography, travelling and connecting with people.
Let’s get to the photo: this was the amazing view from our hotel room back in #pragserwildsee
This was a beautiful memory that I had the fortune to share with my (more-than-just) adventure partner @kieranhaymes.
Am I a bit worried about starting with this photo? Yes. I don’t expect it to be hanging in a gallery: It’s no masterpiece, and it’s not the best photo I’ve seen of this lake. But then, what would be good enough?
To me, this photo represents something significant. We had arrived in after traversing into the snow-covered Dolomites from Verona. It was the depths of winter in early January 2016, and we were travelling north towards the United Kingdom. From the cold landscape, we arrived at @hotelpragserwildsee.
This was the remarkable view from our window.
The wooden hut sits quietly on the sprawling frozen lake with the pine trees towering above it. In the distance, the Dolomites climb high into the cool winter sky.
I had always thought I wanted to be photographer, but this moment made me know that’s who I was.
At that instant, I didn’t feel insecurity.
#lagodibraies #southtyrol #braies #dolomiten #wanderlust #travel