the last 39 days.

These series of images are entirely from my iPhone and that of my friends iPhones. crazy little cameras :) a big thanks to Dan O’Day, Kelly Tunney, El Hogan, Natasja Kremers, Phil Chester, Jeff Albert, Dana Curran, Lauren Flair for taking some of these images :)  

 

I arrived in New York at the end of May and it was just the start of exploring and adventuring about this big crazy world. So far, I have been teaching my Art & the Heart photography workshop in New York and Ireland, photographed some amazing weddings in abandoned mansions and castles in New York and Prague. I am now in London, doing the final preparations for the workshop we have here next week. Next week sees me in Sweden to attend a friends wedding as a guest (woot!), days after I am photographing a wedding in Italy, before flying back over to the USA to speak at the What If Conference, shoot a wedding in Portland, spend some more time in New York, back to Melbourne for a few short weeks, then repeat….back to New York.
The next 12 months has me traveling interstate or overseas for every job, which is kind of insane to think about.  Thankfully I actually really enjoy living out of a suitcase and hotel rooms. I am still in that transition stage where I do not think of my apartment in Melbourne as entirely my home yet, so my idea of what home is very blurred. I think my idea of home is best put like this..

– What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

My time in New York was absolutely amazing. I met so many wonderful people and got to experience so much from spending afternoons working on my laptop up on the Highline, the amazing time I had teaching at the New York Art & the Heart Workshop, skee ball tournaments, hip hop shows, baseball games, karaoke, getting stuck in the Puerto Rican Day Parade,  bike rides around central park and hanging out at friends apartments in Brooklyn. Ive always dreamed of living in New York since I was young, my June only made that desire a hundred times stronger. I felt like I lived like a New Yorker for a month. I want to move to New York. As much as I have objections from family and friends about my constant desire to never been in the same place for more than 5 minutes, to quote Helen Keller, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

 

xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

  • Oli said:

    Awesome post Sammy. What an amazing little life you've made. Rockn' roll.

  • gladys said:

    some of my favorite memories ever are from time in NY + the workshop. hands down! it was just wonderful. i've thought about it every day since being back. happy you'll be back there more often! hopefully i'll be back around the same time so we can get that picture :)) xx

  • Awesome....... makes me restless just reading it. You go girl!

  • Michelle said:

    fab images.. I really enjoyed following your travels. Hope to make it to one of your workshops one day.

  • Wow, your pictures are soooo strong!!! I can feel your enthusiasm about New York just by looking at them!

    Wonderful!!!
    Greetings from Berlin!

  • anda said:

    beautiful words and photos, samm! it was so awesome to get to meet you and talk with you a little here & there. enjoy all your adventures. hope to cross paths again. xx.

  • Michelle said:

    Love this series of images, so much wonderful energy. You go girl, carry on living your dreams!!!

  • debs ivelja said:

    utter awesome x

  • Lisa Jay said:

    Great quote. I really like these images Samm.

  • I'm a HUGE fan of your work, which is always totally unique and quirky, and actually, really bloody heartfelt. You can see that your photos are NEVER just that! You're truly inspirational and actually a muse of mine. I love this blog. I totally agree with your statement about what "home" is; home is where all the folks you love, cherish, respect and admire are. It's where your folks, children, siblings, husband/partner and everyone else you love, is!

    So glad I read/viewed this blog. Just shows that hard work, guts and sheer determination get you places.

    I'd be really interested to hear what you think about the images on my website http://www.lucyonionsphotography.com and/or my Facebook page: http://m.facebook.com/pages/Lucy-Onions-Photography/146216768761644?id=146216768761644&_rdr

    Many thanks in advance

    Lucy

  • lisane goldmeier tochetto said:

    Dear Samm!
    How beautiful your photos! Congratulations!
    And thanks for sharing with your friends some of your adventures around the world. Life is precious, we must go after our dreams how you doing
    PS: sorry for the mistakes, my English is always falling short
    Hugs from Lisane