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A Scenic Route In Montenegro

Four days brought thirteen models to shoot, in twenty-six degree heat.



If you follow me on instagram you would have had an insight of my time in Montenegro, but let me give you the low-down anyway. 
A few months ago I was flown out to Montenegro for Starsystem where I had the privilege to shoot with their models. Everything was quite last minute, I was contacted and flown out within a space of 1 week (which worked perfectly with my unorganised/last minute lifestyle).
It was such a great experience for me, I loved every minute of it. 

I didn't really know much about Montenegro (or where it was to be honest) so it was really nice to learn about the country during my stay. I was accompanied by Aco who is a StarSystem representative and a very accommodating, great host. He drove me, fed me and informed me during my whole stay, oh and lets not forget he dealt with my many mood swings very well too (I know, I know, I'm so professional).

Montenegro is located right next to Serbia, I was in the capital which is Podgorica and it was the smallest little city I have ever been in! Everything was in walking distance and they're so proud of their country which was really lovely to see, as we drove from location to location I saw their flags hanging everywhere. From what I gathered, Montenegrin people are very into their health (they're all super skinny), I saw many exercise equipment in parks, people (especially elderly) jogging and they have NO MCDONALD'S in their country! Aco described Montenegro with the word "Naturistic" to me when I arrived and it really was, the country is full of land and beautiful mountains, it was so naturistic and so beautiful. Most of all, what I really loved about Montenegro was that they are such friendly people. We would walk down the street and everyone would say hello to each other no matter what.

Here's an insight of the locations that I shot at, I am so excited to share the images of the locations and beautiful faces that I captured!

 
 


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Freezing Time; Budapest

   
(These photos are all 35mm film by Canon AE1 & Olympus Trip31)

2016 is flying by for me and it's been really great, I feel like I have been nonstop and I don't want that to stop! I have recently learnt how to develop my own film which is fab and yet I still sometimes shoot a whole role and develop a blank one. My noob mistakes continue (*facepalm*) and I hate myself for it every time. What I like about film is that it slows down the processes of photography because I forget what I've taken. It reminds of how much I have done in such a short time and I guess ground me to remember how grateful I am to do what I can with great people in my life. 

I went to Budapest with some friends in October last year and I've only just developed the images so it was a treat to find and I thought I'd share some with you. Most of the images document my friends, swimming in the baths and dancing at Szimpla bar (a must visit!!).

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One Year Anniversary!





I'm scrolling through my blog all the way to the beginning, to 15th April 2015. 
One year ago today. Happy anniversary to me! ...to us!

I rarely look back at my blog and read previous entries so it was really nice to see what I've shot, wore and where I've been. I remember the time I started this blog, I worked so hard in building the layout and working on the template for about three months before even considering writing; I must admit I am very proud and absolutely adore this blog and it wouldn't of happened without the support and the push from some people in my life to make me do this. 

I recently met up with a friend of mine where we were talking about change and how people are so scared of change or being out of their comfort zone that they choose not to and to stick to what they know. I feel like this situation was similar for me just before this blog started as I felt that people would judge and criticise me - I too am not very good at change because the world is full of double standards. We thrive for people be different and that it is ok if others don't understand but at the same time we're be judged for being different and doing our own thing. Maybe that's something to think about, "you do you hunny!"

I didn't really know what I wanted to post for my anniversary entry so Pepo, my amazing best-friend and flatmate photographed me shortly after having my hair done. I love these photos so much, it's something that I would never shoot myself, if I ended up shooting myself. I think living with someone as sassy (if not more), with the same interest and career path as myself is something that will make or break, thankfully for us we have pretty much become husband and wife, we shoot completely differently as you can see from these images.

I guess that's all I have to say for now, but thank you for reading my blog. I am really grateful every time I receive a compliment about it, because at the end of the day I am only winging it and just writing what I like in hope that you do too.

Cinsy
xox

   
 
      

Photographer: Pepo Fernandez
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Table Talk

          


        

The first rule to getting motivated and pushing yourself to where you want to be is simply to get started (life lessons of Cinsy Tam), I think that's where my paradox begins because I am so lazy yet so driven. In February I started to push myself to shoot a lot more because I started to use "being at uni" as an excuse to stop shooting but ended up making it a habit.

I finally started to shoot again and began testing with some agencies; being in London I had everything at the palm of my hands and I can't believe it took me this long to start realising it. I've gotten myself in routine by shooting every week and testing in my flat with no make up, no styling, no lighting, just myself and the model. The final outcome of this project has brought some really beautiful images and I don't plan to stop any time soon.

I started to intentionally shoot every model in the same place on my dining table which I guess brought these Tim Walker-esque portraits. I'm still working on it, maybe I'll black and white all the images instead to keep the link in the series. It's really interesting to see how each model reacts and poses differently to the same space. You'll notice that the images all consist of different colours and tones due to shooting with natural daylight and different times of the day and it's given me such a beautiful variety. Every model is so interesting, everyone has a different lifestyle, different character and a different story to tell; a lot of the model's I've been shooting lately are European and in school and almost all of them never even considered modelling as a career path. Spending an hour or so with people you don't know is really interesting, it's interesting to see how conversations flow and see how well I personally connect with them.
It pushes me to be sociable, to create table talk.


This might be the start of something.

Photographer: Cinsy Tam
Models: (clockwise) Harry + Lovice + Mercedes + Joe + Jamie + Charlie  @ D1 Models
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