Digging deeper with a few questions from Style Statement…
I love: ideas and images, a warm breeze, vintage instant photography, dreams, proper coffee, perfumes. A day of friendship followed by a few days of solitude. Visiting new countries. Silk quilts. The perfectly-packed suitcase. Old photo albums. Sharing. Reading poetry. Giraffes. Statement jewellery. Heart-to-hearts. Eating out. Staying at home. Being independent. The ocean. Flea markets.
I want to travel: to San Francisco. The desire to go to this city has been such a constant for so many years I’m amazed I haven’t managed the trip yet. Soon…
Philosophy on money: it’s energy that can be used to make your dreams a reality (investing in books, workshops, travel). I’m not particularly interested in material possessions or status symbols, but I am very interested in paying my rent and bills on time and using what I earn to make good things.
One outfit for the rest of my life: skinny jeans, silk kaftan top, chunky silver jewellery
I find sexy: confidence, height and hairy chests. If they’re wearing dark jeans and flip flops I’m a gonner.
My philosophy on friendship: I’m a loyal friend who needs a lot of space. I’ll always be honest with you. I’ve had to learn to let some friendships go that were bringing my energy down – it always hurts.
Art that has moved me: exhibitions of work by Tamara de Lempicka, Lucian Freud and photographer Francesca Woodman stick out in my mind. All the rest fades away. I remember my reaction to the Sensation exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1997 was mild disinterest.
Tools of my trade: my cameras, my computers, my notebooks, my eyes.
My inner rhythm: ebbs and flows. I can be very alert in the mornings, and another day it’s the evening.
Favourite scent: currently obsessed with tuberose.
I nourish my well-being: with plenty of time to read and recharge at home; with water and juices; walks outside with my camera and soulful time with my family.
I feel uncomfortable: when sitting in an office. It never worked for me and I was a lousy employee (in my heart; in the real world I appeared conscientious)
A completely outrageous thing I’d like to own: a turquoise VW camper van
Very interested in: helping others to look inside themselves to find their true voice; sharing what I know.
A small part of me: yearns to be kissed. Her voice is getting louder by the day.
Creative means to me: writing, sharing, teaching, inspiring, remembering, recording, planning, dreaming.
Sensual means to me: tactile, perfumed, delicious, luxurious, flirty, confident, womanly, knowing.