Hello, all of you wonders of hitRECord.
I won't keep you. I just wanted to take a second to tell you frankly how grateful I am for all of your words of support and good will since my rapid reemergence at the end of 2012. Every recommendation, every remark has been a nudge in that necessary step to acknowledge my potential. Everyday I'm baffled by the creativity I witness on our hitRECord. And everyday, you all give me an infinite amount of reasons to go further. I'd rather not wonder what I'd be without this, and you all, and the confidence I've gained, but I know that it's somewhere dark and smelly.
I wish I could efficiently explain the significance of the support I've received, as well as the art I've been lucky enough to be a part of or simply a humble audience to. But I'm a mere...
It appears to me that I have reached my third year on hitRECord.
Prepare for words to be said...
Three years. I don't see it that way. I see my time beginning truly at the end of 2012, when I realised that I needed this site as a space in which my mind could wander. The first two years were... observational. And I don't regret that, because I have consequently been given the opportunity to combine my skills with all the many people I have collaborated with in the past year. So, I began on November 2010, I was 17. I was barely started. Closer to Ephraim's age than the vast majority of you talented folk. I felt unable, unstable and unenlightened. I think it was ACB in the summer of 2012 who featured my first feature, which was Fox And Feather, an improvisatory piano story. It got a laughably...
Photography credit to Sarah Kleps (creative_green13)
Lighting credit to Ellie Wilson-Smith (ellieyah)
This portrait was particularly difficult to achieve. I'm terribly afraid of smiling for a camera. My smiles are often crooked at best. And they're a pathetic display at worst (in my eyes..).
BUT, I love to laugh (loud and long and clear), so I just laughed and took myself away for a moment.
Sorry I didn't get all of me chin in!
Marie Bee, you're a gem.
Photographed with Canon AV-1 at Caefai Bay, St Davids, Wales.
HitRECord House of Awesomeness UK, July 2013