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Jessica Violet


               
               

Introducing Jessica Violet, a fresh new face that I am extremely excited about and see so much potential in.
This editorial tells a story of a super cute and special face in her hometown, Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Concentrating on awkwardly growing up in a town fixated on being feminine and classically pretty, shot in locations that alternate from childhood memories of Southend-on-Sea and working spaces that focus intimately on Jessica herself in front of the camera, capturing the beauty in her innocence and naivety. I wanted this story to show the new kind of pretty, the Jessica Violet kind of pretty.

She's a special one, you'll see!

MAKE UP: ISSY GRIGSBY
STYLING: WENWEN STOKES
ASSISTANT: NICK SILVEY
PHOTOGRAPHER: CINSY TAM

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Best of 2017!

          














               










                            
                    









I remember writing my “Best of 2016!” entry so clearly and being so proud of myself for what I felt I had achieved, and I ended it with something like “I can’t wait for 2017, because it can only get better.” I mean, how pretentious do I wanna be? So here I am presenting my Best of 2017.  Better than 2016? I’ll let you be the judge of that.

I went through a photographic crisis this year and probably still in it, and as I am sure many creatives can agree, it’s something really common when it comes to our work. Questioning whether we’re good enough or trying to find inspiration but finding that the more we search, the harder it is to find. I think it’s clear in my portfolio from last year that I had a certain style, which I feel I still do have; I create very clean but controlled messy images, does that even make sense?
For my final project at uni this year, I created a body of work that really tested myself as a photographer because I pulled away from the classically beautiful portraits I shot. I focused on a subject of young teenage girls, aged 13 - 17 in my hometown Southend-on-sea and merged the styles of documentary and portraiture together. 
It’s a new style of photographic imagery that I am starting to explore. After being told by several people I admire that this is the route I should consider taking I have finally decided to make that jump and go ahead with trying it out. I think what pushed me to go ahead with this decision is well, my previous work is not that memorable, beautiful yes (humbly claiming), but forgetful. It’s something that everyone else is doing and that's not how I want my work to be known as. 
It is scary, I haven’t fully embraced it yet but I have nothing to lose and I think this is something to be proud of for 2017, more from this year include shooting faces that I have had my eyes on for a while, working with top agencies and becoming an in-house photographer for a short while, shooting at The Ritz hotel and most of all, publishing my first book. 

Lastly, something I have avoided for a long while is creating a website for myself because I never felt that it was super necessary HOWEVER, it's existence is official:

www.cinsytam.co.uk 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Christmas Kisses from Paradise


 






Photographer: Cinsy Tam
Model: Paradise
Make up: Kayla Feeney

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Freezing Time; The Last Half of 2017




(These photos are all 35mm film by Contax T2, Olympus mju ii zoom & Olympus Trip31)

My last half of 2017. I think I took "chilling TF out" after graduation to the next level.
I was never really one to excel in education, my attention span wasn't that good in class and I guess overall, I am quite lazy BUT I knew I wanted to go to uni and the degree I got in the end was whatever, because for me it wasn't the degree itself, I wanted the experience, the knowledge and the connections. I guess graduation was the final stride for me and after that I really did want to chill out before I enter my adult-working-life.

My best friend took me to Ibiza, which I must admit was never my intention to ever visit any time soon, but it was very much necessary.
I flew to the city of love with my love and also took me to Sweden too!

I held my first joint exhibition in my beloved, gone but not forgotten Flat 23, West London, which became a success. It gave me the opportunity to step back and really look at how far I came within my photography so it was a great celebration.

I don't really have much to say in this entry to be honest, I've just been really enjoying my last half of 2017 since my last Freezing Time entry. I spent the last half of the year really developing as a person and growing and I definitely could not have done that without the closest people to me. I felt a little lost after I graduated, post graduation depression is no lie. It is super hard and I am truly grateful for those who help pull me out of that rut and realise how far I have come within myself and my photographic skills.

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