Wednesday

i spend a lot of time on the road

i hardly ever post personal things to my blog. this is something i really want to change this year. i want to share with you my thoughts, things as meaningless as tea at midnight to the photos and stories from my roadtrips around the countryside. these pictures might not be much, but i need to start somewhere! i hope you like these small nothing pictures for now. i've been taking photos every day so my next blog post will include even more. if there is anything you'd like me to blog about in particular, please let me know! 

this bench belongs to the backyard of my second home by the mountain side and the shoreline in wollongong. my mum and her partner live here with my sister and his son.

this is the view now just outside my old room. the edge of the forest used to be lined with beautiful and lush bamboo trees before the awful council came around and chopped them all down. now my view is dead trees.

pile of bamboo.

dan came to visit me while i was staying in wollongong for a few weeks at the end of the year. 

we saw a mini carnival being set up on the way home from visiting my dad's so we stopped to have a look. last time we went to a carnival we ate too much fairy floss and felt sick after going on the same upside-down ride five times in a row. we had the best time. this time the carnival had a few 'try your luck' games and a ghost train, so we ended up standing by the river for a few seconds before heading off.


we stopped and sat in the car until it went dark, waiting for our table for mexican food. it's becoming my new favourite thing to take photos when it's almost dark. 

my younger sister learning how to drive.

too windy to take photos.

the beautiful roads my mum, sister and i explored one afternoon. 

me by the river, taken by my sister.

soundtrack when driving with dan.

 two pictures of me in the front yard, taken by dan on australia day.

lunch dates with dan and realising i need to take more photos of us together.

morning light through the window.

the first photo i took with my 35mm. the day before i was going to shoot a wedding i had my mind made up that there was nothing else that i wanted more but to get a 35mm lens that day. i called up countless of places until i found a camera store that had just one left in stock. dan and i drove into the city just before the store closed and it is now happily part of my little family.

stray cats around the city streets breaking my heart.

my first self portrait in a long time. it was a gloomy day outside, it had been raining non stop for two days by then and my shoot was cancelled. so i thought i should take some pictures against a blank wall.

 our cat, dean (named after supernatural), the attention seeker.

50 comments:

  1. You are so inspiring and those every day photos are amazing !

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  2. Hi, my name is Julia, it's very interesting to look at personal pictures, because it is personal and this is more about you, i love your style and works, but personal always seems to be so true and so open, looking forward your next post :)

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  3. great post! i love your photography in general, no matter if it's your modeling photography or pics like these so keep posting, girl!!

    xo/Ola
    blogdirtysecret.blogspot.com

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  4. Wonderful images, Julia! I almost felt as if I was there ^_^

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  5. i love these private post from you. and im looking forward to the next ones :)

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  6. I love these photos. I sometimes forget the beauty that can be in the everyday. x

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  7. endless affection for your photos, especially the gifs – the ice cream one made me laugh. and the one in the car with your sister is so so lovely. i admire your honesty. much love.

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  8. Gorgeous, personal. So down to earth. Your photography will always be such an inspiration!

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  9. Lovely pictures ♥
    All the landscapes are so beautiful, I'm in love with those colors.
    Looking forward for your next personal post!

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  10. love love LOVE this post & the gifs! I love seeing these kind of posts from you! It's interesting to see how things are in Australia as opposed to the US :)

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  11. Love the photos of Dean. Magical cat!

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  12. Photojournalistic style photography is my favorite, glad you're doing more! These photos are beautiful, Julia!

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  13. I love your photos so much!

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  14. Adorable photos and gifs! :}
    Seriously!

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  15. I especially loved your posts a long time ago where you documented your every day life, and I am so glad you're bringing them back! Absolutely loved this post. <3

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  16. wunderschöne Bilder! dein Blog ist echt total gut :-)

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  17. These are so lovely. I would definitely love to see more personal posts by yourself with everyday photographs; you really capture the beauty of everyday life.

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  18. You, dan, your sister, cat - beautiful!

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  19. Oh yes, please, post more like this <3

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  20. I loooove your private pictures! looking forward to see more of these (:

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  21. this is one of the most beautiful set of photos you've posted. i'm glad you decided to share more personal images from your life - they are so worth viewing.
    thanks for sharing!!!

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  22. Everything through your eyes looks like an inspiration. Loved the beautiful pictures and gifs of the roads through the country. You and your cat both look lovely ;)

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  23. Post more photos like these! I really love them. It's great to see your personal life through your lens. :)

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  24. holy crap who named your cat? do you watch supernatural? you should blog about yourself too, maybe make a list of facts about yourself or something! we would love to know more about you, instead of just what you do/where you've been :-)

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  25. you are such a beauty !!
    you should def post more personal stuff !!
    i love your work !

    RPB

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  26. The woods kinda look creepy but I love it!!! beautiful!!!

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  28. Great post Julia! Little "nothings" are awesome, they tell more of a personal story

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  29. I admit: I hate your photos! They are so beautiful and move my emotions so much, that I cannot defend myself against all of this feelings floating through my body while watching your pictures. OK, maybe I love them... or hate-love them... Dunno, they're just magical!

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  30. wonderful pictures!! this is art! love it.
    your blog is so special :>
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  31. lovely images + words! I love how honest you are in this post. each photo tells a story of a moment in your life. it has inspired me to be more honest on my own blog. there is nothing more special, or more beautiful than that. ♥

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  32. wow! Great post and wonderful pictures! <3

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  33. Gorgeous~ Would you like to follow each other? Let me know! :)
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  34. I love these photos oh so much. I have been trying to take a photo every day and sometimes the inspiration is so hard to find in my surroundings, but also within myself. But everyday shots such as these are the beauty gems.
    Julia, you are my inspiration.

    x g.
    http://www.pearlveins.blogspot.com

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  35. Beautiful photos, love seeing photos from wollongong, thats where I'm from :)

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  36. you and dan are such a beautiful couple!
    wow dean is so adventurous haha!
    can i know what lens do you use for your self-portrait? it's so stunning!

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  37. every picture is so amazing!
    and you are solo beautiful :)
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