New face

Those that know me in person know that I have been very drawn to minimalism in the last months, perhaps even a year. It basically means that I am on a quest to a more meaningful life with less.

I don’t remember exactly where I heard about it first, but I know that, in a very short period of time, I binged on dozens of episodes of the “The Minimalists” podcast. They focus “on making room for more: more time, more passion, more creativity, more experiences, more contribution, more contentment, more freedom. Clearing the clutter from life’s path helps us make that room.” They inspired me to get rid of the clutter around me.

While seeking the path to less clutter and more of what really matters, I decided to change my website, and that is why I have a new face. The design you see now was always my goal, but I ended up getting distracted by a different one - a noisier one.

It took me months to get to a stage I was happy with, including a few hours (throughout maaaany months) discussing and brainstorming about my new logo. I am lucky to have friends with good taste that happen to be graphic designers. [Thank you so much, guys!] These two friends are working on my logo and I am so grateful for it. I will share it when it’s ready.

The website is built on format.com, which focuses on professional artists, designers, illustrators, photographers, and models. I am very happy with it. I have ventured on learning HTML a year ago (which I successfully completed through codecademy), but, for now, I decided to focus on building a website that really reflects what I want to share, therefore I needed a platform that would make my job easier and still provide a clean, minimal and functional website to my visitors.

I do hope you like the change. I still have my many doubts and insecurities when it comes to photography (specially analogue photography), but this is a step towards changing that. Of course I will need your help, so please do share and make sure you check my instagram.


I didn’t want kids until I did

[Initially published on Jan 9, 2018.]

I hear this sentence a lot. In fact, I used to say it all the time “I don’t want to have kids”.

But guess what? I changed my mind… and I did it when I was 28 years old. I can’t tell you why, but I would find myself longing for a baby.

The truth is: yes, she changed me, so what? 3 years ago I did not want to have kids, and now here I am thinking about the next one. I think it was actually 3 years ago that my motherhood instincts - whatever these are - kicked in, and I have been the happiest ever since.

True motherhood is not for everyone, but apparently it is for me. I am not saying it’s all fairy tales, because most of it probably isn’t, but what is good compensates for ALL THE REST.

She is literally my everything and that is why I always try to cherish and record special occasions. I have been a fan of minimalism, but photographing memories and printing them still gets the best of me: I cannot and won’t let go of these! I do guilty for not saving the environment with all this photography thing, and maybe I will change my mind on this too at any point in the future, but, for now, I will keep chasing that l perfect light with my baby girl.

Needless to say, if you are like me and are having mixed feelings about being an environmentalist and/or minimalist VS being a film photographer and/or printing your special moments, let me tell you that IT IS OK. We do what we can.

Until next time**

By Camilla Jørvad.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.

By Ana Teresa Miranda.


Dreams are for fools

[Initially published on Dec 11, 2017.]

Or are they?

Once upon a time I had the dream of living in Hawai’i for a while. That changed because I changed. On top of this, the opportunity to do it is also gone, so Hawai’i is definitely not happening.

But why do I feel sad? Why do I feel that a small part of me is gone and I can no longer get it back?

I am afraid I do not have the answers to those questions. I only have my analogue memories, because, let’s face it, the ones in my brain never last that long.

Today I am launching a new album: album no 4 - Paradise, Hawai’i. I hope you enjoy it.

Take care!

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