Exciting news for you all today! I’ve interviewed one of my favorite bloggers and people in general, Gabrielle of Hippie Go Lucky! As I mentioned here and here, she’s really inspired me lately to work on taking better pictures, so I hope you enjoy seeing a few of her beautiful shots and learning more about her!
Q: Can you share a few tidbits about yourself?
I am a 22 years old photographer and graphic designer living in Canada. I love to create, feel and listen. I am obsessed with symmetry, but I am far from symmetrical. I am messy and lazy, empathetic and carefree.
Q: What’s it like living in Canada? (I know, I know, it’s where you live so it’s normal to you, but it’s pretty cool to me!)
I probably have a biased opinion because I haven’t lived anywhere else but I think Canada is great. In a year you go from +40 to -40, from green trees to red,orange and yellow leaves and then to a completely white scenery. Right now I live in an urban area, which has its advantages: cute local shops and restaurants at a walking distance. But I must say, every time I go back home I am amazed at how nice grass and corn fields look.
(Editor’s note: 40 here means 40 CELSIUS!)
Q: When did you start blogging and why did you start?
I started a year ago. I wanted a place to share my everyday life in pictures. For me blogging wasn’t about writing at all. I guess you could say I talk with pictures more than I do with words. I am proud that after a year I still love every minute of blogging and don’t feel like I want to stop, ever.
Q: What has been your biggest or best photography tip?
Thats a hard one! I can start by saying that photography can be divided in two different parts. The moment you take the picture and the moment you edit the picture. A great tip I learnt a couple of years ago is to take your time. I remember a lot of times feeling shy to be standing in front of a building or in front of people while setting my camera so I would just hit the shutter and leave. Then look at the picture and feel disappointed that either the light wasn’t good or the angle wasn’t quite what I wanted. As for editing goes… it’s a big part of photography now. I never post, print or give a picture to someone without editing it. Have fun with editing. You can do so many simple things (add contrast, play with the temperature, put it in black and white…) to give a picture a little more “oumph”!
Q: What item or items in your wardrobe could you not go without?
Right now it would probably be my high waited jean and my converse shoes.
Q: Do you feel that your style changes a lot with the seasons or is it based on other things? Any tips for not freezing to death come fall/winter but still looking hip?
My style doesn’t really change with the seasons. I can’t really categorize my “style” but since I have too this is the best I’ve got : “a lazy laidback gal expressing herself through thrifted finds”.
A tip for still looking hip through the freezing winter: a cheap beanie + a handmade pompom and voilà!
Q: What are some of your favorite things to do when you aren’t busy blogging or working?
I love to cook. I seriously loooooooove to cook. I’m always in the mood to try a new recipe. I spend a lot of time at the thrift store. I also love to sing. Most of the time you’ll find me singing 1940s’ jazz songs.
(Editor’s note: You can hear Gabrielle’s beautiful voice on her Youtube here.)
Q: And just for fun, what are a few of your favorite songs at the moment?
Shakey Graves – Daisy Chains
Matt Corby – Resolution
Les Soeurs Boulay – Ôte-Moi Mon Linge
Patrick Watson – Noisy Sunday
Thank you so much Dus for letting me share a little bit about my life on your lovely blog! xx
And if you haven’t already, be sure to check out Gabrielle’s beautiful blog, Hippie Go Lucky, because her littlest kitty is almost a clone of my little Lila. And for tons of other reasons of course, like her beautiful photographs and kind, carefree spirit!
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