I took this photo of Florian in August. Just looking at it, I can feel the heat of the sun on my skin and so many happy memories of what was a good Summer in the end…I think I’ve mentionned this before but channelling my energy into taking pictures for People from the Sea and focusing on capturing happy emotions has been a game changer for me.
Long before starting surfing and creating a new instagram account to curate surfing photography and capture people’s happiness by the sea, I was fascinated by women surfers. Who hasn’t, at least once in Summer, long for what looks like an enviable carefree feeling, a body to die for, an admirable fitness level, an impression of being at one with the ocean or a gorgeous healthy-looking tan? I have on several occasions and now that I surf twice a week and get a real kick each time I catch a wave, I get a lot of joy and inspiration from taking photos for people from the sea. The other thing that recently inspired me a lot, was the first issue of new magazine HEREWITH
Week 2 (and last) of our stay in Hossegor and we all feel like we could have stayed here for a month. The weather has been absolutely amazing and everyone has really enjoyed surfing. We spend days at the beach swimming, surfing and sleeping and then days turned into late nights. If you’ve never been to Hossegor, you should know that Capbreton and Seignosse are really really close and great places to stay too. In fact this Summer, we’ve spent most of our times in Seignosse where our friends were surfing.
I’m a firm believer that it’s never too late to start anything you want in life. You can start over, each morning and do whatever you want. I don’t define myself or what I want to do by my age. I think it is how you feel in your own skin that matters…You can be a fit, healthy chick in your fifties and a couch potato in your twenties. You can be a cancer or depression survivor and then turn your life around in a matter of months. My friend Vicky is the former and she is now a kick-ass fitness instructor in Gloucerstershire who is impacting positively on the lives of many women. I even got inspired to start running again just by seeing her regular posts on Facebook. Being comfortable with my age, wrinkles and fine lines is one of my great achievements. Yes, sometimes my skin is dry, some nights I drink too much, don’t sleep enough and look like hell but generally speaking, I’m OK with who I am and I credit this mostly to what I eat (hint, hint) and the lifestyle …