Chloe Sutcliffe was the first subscriber to my photoblog that I did not know personally and the first person I thought of when I was thinking about who I’d like to interview. After being introduced to her photoblog I quickly learned that she lives in Australia and she started her photoblog in January 2009 (while mine began in March 2011), and she has a pup named Bruza.
Over time I’ve “watched” and learned. Here’s a small list of things I’ve noted over the last year and a half:
- She’s purchased her first home (I was just about her age when I purchased my 1st home)
- Chloe is almost 10 years younger than me
- We both love dogs
- She’s been struggling with Endometriosis & shares bits of this in her photoblog
- Chloe has started and finished an Alphabetography series and has began and another (which she refers to below)
- She loves little camera charms
- We both love the ocean
I remember at a very young age holding my parents’ Minolta & capturing photos on film; that camera is now a part of my analogue collection.
My first camera for photography was a compact point & shoot style Nikon.
I became more aware of my love for photography around my late teens.
I’ve always liked landscapes & macro/minimal shots.
I’m coming to the end of my 52 week black and white project, which I have very much enjoyed.
I always manage to find one particular concept of the photo that catches my eye instantly & then it all unfolds before me, like watching a movie, every photo is different & it’s always something different that I like.
It’s allowed me to “see” the world for it’s true beauty & also to remember to keep life simple, to capture and treasure the small things.
It’s constantly pushes me to be better at taking photos, to get out and explore more, push my boundaries.
How would you like to improve as a photographer?
I’d like to be able to get it right first time, as in, my settings – usually there is something not quite right when I take a photo & I have to adjust either my shutter or aperture.
I would love my little etsy store to be successful.
I would go everywhere.. literally.
But after a while you would realise I’m fun, quirky & often say the silliest of things.