welcome

Nearly two years ago I decided I wanted to pursue a creative project. I wanted this to be a source of inspiration and motivation to chase after my passions. Hell, I wanted it to help me find out what those passions even were. Today it is finally here (which goes to show how necessary the motivation and inspiration were in the first place)!

There were a few things I knew, or at least felt I knew early on, when dreaming up the concept:

I knew that even when I was stressed out, trying to figure out how to scale an image in Photoshop for what felt like the trillionth time, I still enjoyed it infinitely more than anything I got paid to do. I knew that I felt this way because I was creating something that was my own. 

I knew that I was envious of many of the women I encountered daily. These were the women who worked in their dream fields, took risks to get there, and defined their own success. They were interior designers, photographers, writers, bloggers, and fashion stylists, among others. Maybe I was too, I just had yet to discover it.

I knew I was paralyzed by fear and self-doubt. I used to paint, draw, create lino prints, and dabble in film photography but I never stuck with any of those art forms for long. I figured, why bother? I thought my work wouldn’t be very good, that no one would like it anyway, and that i’d never be as good as “x, y, or z”.

This project is the output of that knowledge and resultant realizations. Rather than use the success of others as a source of envy, I could harness the wisdom and passion to grow my own skills. Through the process of interviewing, photographing, and writing about young women committed to their own creative outlets, I could discover my own voice and medium.

The combination of those two realizations is RadFarOutAsIf, an entire website I can call my own.

 

Comments

  • Peter Madison (@toronto_lens)

    Beautiful site both in design and point of view! Keep up the awesome work.

  • Nicci

    Love this website, and I plan on frequenting it! Your film photography is amazing you should definitely keep that up! You have a serious presence about you… <3

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