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’m currently shopping for a daily, light, mirrorless camera! Please write to me if you swear by one :)
What about lenses?
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 divide my time between photography and my traditional career, engineering. I flit and float between my home city Montreal, Canada and Melbourne, Australia.
What is your best example of art mixed with engineering?
The Eiffel Tower. It’s classic baby!
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Almost anywhere along the Mediterranean Sea. Just give me sun, sea and salt.
What are some of your biggest indulgences?
Creme brûlée and tiramisu from Bottega. Holidays 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 an hour-long massage or get a good workout in to get those endorphins kicking. I’ll take myself out to a good cafe and enjoy a coffee and magazines. I’ll go sleep in a park under a sunny sky. Bliss.
And then Instagram came along…
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 :)
For me true inspiration comes from those activities. We are constantly bombarded online, on social media, through phones held in our hands, with powerful, quality visual imagery. That’s all good but…it can become digital noise sometimes, right?
Whatever works for you, I believe it’s important to find and make time for inspiration.