Goodmorrow fellow humans! Happy new year and welcome to my new home-sweet-home on the internets. Man where do I even start with this? I quickly read my summary of last year and feel like I was way more articulate back then. My brain has literally gone to mush (she says as she takes another sip of her third Gluhwein. Yes. Gluhwein. You must not judge my fragile new-years state of mind).
If I have to sum it up, 2017 has been a good year for me. Maybe not so much for the rest of the world, but in Nadine-land, things were on a big upwards swing. This time last year I was still searching for answers and looking back, I’m glad this year has provided me with some of them. I feel confident, I feel creative, and most importantly I feel secure. Financially secure and emotionally secure. Hell, last year this time since I only had euro 40 on my bank account and spent 30 of it on a portable speaker. I never said I was good at adulting.
2017 Was also a year in which I made a conscious decision to break away from the normal photography “expectations”. And communicate in a way that’s more comfortable for me. This meant swearing, writing ludicrous captions and just generally having fun with whatever I do, and trying not to think to much about what is expected. And let me tell you, I can breathe for the first time in 5 years.
At first I thought, “Shit. But other photographers aren’t doing this”, “Is it ok to do this?”, “Can I do this?”. YES. IT’S FUCKING ALWAYS OK TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT YOU IGNORANT FOOL! This was my motto for 2017 and it paid off. Bigly.
I’m happy with 2017, and fingers crossed that 2018 being an even year, things will be magical. Or we will all be hit by an asteroid. Which is also ok.
So Here are my absolute favorites of 2017, disorganized and un-categorized, just like life.
Best of 2017 | Amsterdam photographer | Amsterdam photoshoot