October was an extremely special, productive and, despite the darkening days (which I love anyway), an enlightening month. I’ve always held Autumn close to my heart, but I had no idea quite how strong a spell the changing of the leaves could hold over me. I’ve lost count of the hours I’ve spent simply staring out of the window.
It was a month where I really focused on my photography, and pushed the boundaries of what I thought I could accomplish as, dare I say it, a photographer. With the help of two special ladies and our art project The Divine Weirdos, I’ve been able to explore new darknesses. I’ve never had the courage to call myself a photographer before today, and when I say it it is with a slight waver to my voice. I think it’ll be a while before I write it anywhere other than here. I’ve always felt there were too many ways in which I still have to develop before I can give myself the title.
October also found me being proactive in terms of discovering new Swedish foods and culinary traditions. It’ so easy to get stuck in routines…and I made a determined effort to lay some to rest.
October was all of this, and so much more. I hope you enjoy the following photographs and words and where they lead…
My talented friend Erzabeth Svedlund and I magicked up Bride Of The Birds, a photoshoot involving a wedding dress, owl like makeup and our beloved forest.
Photo : Erzabeth Svedlund
Photo : Margit Angéla-Brigitta Mortrand
October saw me get crafty…especially crafty actually. I’m so proud of how crafty I was. I manifested the creature you see above you (for a Divine Weirdos photoshoot) creating the fingers out of silver foil and black tape.
They celebrated National Poetry Day in Britain on the 6th of October, so I did my part here in Sweden and wrote this poem.
The first episode of a documentary which I’ve been working on with my man and his band Rimfrost was released…and very well received!
I tried Swedish blodpudding for the first time (and adored it!) ….
…and re-shaped how I take my Fika for a week. (Click on the photo you like to go to the post).
I uploaded new photos for sale in my shop, including images I caught of dewy spider webs in the early morning.
We enjoyed the Halloween celebrations at Liseberg.
I went out before breakfast to catch the mist…
…and was contacted by Douglas Elliman Real Estate to take part in a Fall Style Board Challenge…which I graciously accepted.
I eagerly anticipated my first Halloween in Sweden, and celebrated in a way much more my style than heading to a loud party…by taking photos in the forest, eating cake and watching Penny Dreadful. The festivities aren’t quite over yet though…the pumpkins will stay alight until the 6th of November!
A cold winter is predicted, and snow is already on the way! I’m shivering with excitement over what November will bring.