I first became aware of Fiona Lark via Sean Tucker on YouTube.
He’s a fantastic photographer, philosopher, one of the guys you’d love to meet.
He has a great back story.
I can highly recommend his book.
Fiona is not human. She’s a spirit. If you watch her videos on YouTube you’ll see what I mean. Totally egoless, a total creative. Amazing. Her photos bring tears to my eyes at times. They’re so beautiful.
As photographers there is (to (mis) quote Sean) a pissing contest. Better cameras, better lenses blah blah blah.
Basically it’s not about the tools. The only tool you need is the one between your ears.
I watched a video recently where Fiona did street photography in Amsterdam where she eluded to being a bit uncomfortable. She mentioned in that video that she’d undertaken wedding photography so I’m a bit surprised by that. I’ll look into that as in my experience, apart from the bride and groom, everyone is a stranger, that said, they know the context (they’re at a wedding, they know there will be a photographer) – it’s interesting…
Fiona is an enigma. I’m still trying to work her out. That said her images are beautiful.
I’ve had my own personal journey. Divorce. Moving to a new area. Anxiety, depression, insecurity.
Fiona alluded to having troubles in her life. We all do. And out of those she’s produced some beautiful beautiful images.
I started walking along my local canal and just ‘braved it out’ asking people if I could take their photographs. Only one couple said no. And I respect that. If they said yes…
I’d take their photograph…
Give them a business card (it’s not a business!)
And send them the images. No cost.
If you have any interest in ‘people’ photography (dichotomy – Fiona takes Self Portraits) you must must check her out. You’ll be moved I guarantee it.
Thank me later…