Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of camera do you use?

I currently use the Nikon D800. For every day use, or during trips where I don’t want to lug around a heavy backpack, I use a Canon Powershot G10.

I’m a total prime girl. I use these lenses often: the AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D for general use and the AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D for portraits. I keep a Nikon 24mm f/2.8 AI-s (circa 1977), while I use the Nikon 24-70 mm f2.8G ED more practically. For macro, I use the prime Sigma 105mm f2.8.

What do you do for a living?

Currently, I’m on a creative sabbatical from my career in aerospace engineering. I’m devoting my full time to photography at the moment in Australia.

What is your best example of art mixed with engineering?

The Eiffel Tower. It’s beautiful!

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

If we’re talking big city, it would definitely be Paris. If not, almost anywhere along the Mediterranean Sea.

What are some of your biggest indulgences?

Creme brûlée and tiramisu from Bottega. Vacations with my sisters and girlfriends. Massages. Time for myself.

What do you do to de-stress?

I’ll catch up on magazines like British Vogue or Wallpaper while sipping a frothy latte. I also love to dive into a good book.  I’ll get a massage or work out at the gym and treat myself to a steam bath afterwards. Then go sleep in a park under a sunny sky. Bliss.

 Who or what are you inspired by?

Darling, the list is too long. But usually spending some time alone outdoors, moving in the sun, that’s what centers me and gets my creativity going. I cannot stress how much this method is therapeutic, for me at least.

Otherwise, a great film, visual arts, delicious, inventive food, a well-designed clothing collection, music – those things are priceless to inspiration. Oh, and people-watching :)

Whatever works for you, I believe it’s important to find and make time for inspiration.

One last thing: these blogs are currently lighting my eyes: The Tig, Kate Spade’s blog and Ann Street Studio.

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