That means, spooky season is upon us. In fact I went into a store today and their halloween aisle was already set up and I had to refrain from buying all of the candy, gravestones and skeletons (I daren’t get any until October 1st otherwise I’ll end up with WAY too much stuff, actually, can you ever have too much spooky time stuff?) Anyway, tangent! that’s not what this post is about- again, October 1st I’ll talk about this a lot more, but I am afraid y’all will be sick of me if I get too excited now.
So, back onto topic, I swear there is a point to this post. Technically its not the end of summer yet, even though in the UK it definitely feels like it is- I’m already back in sweaters and complaining its cold- the weather just can’t win, damn climate change. I have been noticing though that my back garden, which is a blooming masterpiece (mind the pun) in the summer, has started to die back. This means autumn is quick approaching and also means that I can get some wonderful photos of decaying nature, which is exactly what I’ve done.
Of course, it wouldn’t be my photography, without the signature lgbt+ vibes/ film vibes. So I hope you enjoy the collection of super spur of the moment photos that I took. Read to the end for techniques and a quick summary of my favourite trip this Summer (or just appreciate the photos- its completely up to you!)
Before I move onto my favourite trip, the technique I used for the photos involving rainbows, was the trusty CD and torch method. This is actually the first time i’ve managed to perfect it and I’m sure I can do even better if I had a second person to make the rainbows- its surprisingly hard to hold 3 things and take a photo when you only have 2 hands. If anyone tried this, please tag me in the photos and show me!
Now, onto mu favourite trip this summer. It was definitely the single camping trip I took. I completely forgot how much I enjoy camping until this. I visited the Lake District, Grasmere and Ambleside to be specific and gosh the scenery is so inspiring- I felt like I could write a whole novel, write amazing poetry and take the most amazing photos (the inspiration faded soon after I left, definitely need to spend more than a weekend there). I’ve attached the few photos I took, I am the WORST and didn’t take my camera, oops, it’s a good job my phone is great at capturing moments!
The last time I participated in a protest was Trans Pride Brighton, in summer 2018. I wouldn’t necessarily call it a protest, more a political parade- something I had never experienced before and instantly I wanted to participate in more. There is something so powerful about disrupting peoples journeys whilst standing for something you believe in and fighting for visibility.
My most recent protest though was a counter-protest. The far-right in London were protesting to get former EDL leader Tommy Robinson out of prison, so of course I was on the other side of this, opposing his ideologies and the fascists that idolise him. For those who don’t know who Tommy Robinson is, you’re lucky! He is one of the biggest influencers of misoginism, racism and fascism in the UK and his huge platform and following is terrifying. So, I day-tripped it down to London to make my voice heard and to piss off some fascists (which I was massively successful in doing).
Read about the protests details here.
Some of my favourite hate messages from the far-right are below! Its always wonderful knowing you’ve really struck a nerve with terrible people. Truly lovely bunch of fascists *sarcasm*
ps. It totally didn’t take me hours to make that gif. Uh what?