My second life – amazing people through my photography
My name is Rebecca and I have been living in Strasbourg (France) for a long time… I have a wonderful family life, but since my children grew up, I have started to take some time for myself. I have been taking long walks for years. I walk for hours, with music in my ears, and I look around, One day I discovered Instagram and that was the beginning of my second life…
I loved looking at pictures, but I had never thought to take them myself. My husband had a huge Canon Camera and was the amateur photographer at home. Despite this, I decided to start taking some shots and sharing them on social networks.
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A big surprise – people loved my pictures!
Initially, I photographed everything and anything: the field in front of my parents’ house, the chocolate cake I would make on Sundays, even the bar where I would drink a beer! During my walks, I began to take a closer look at the wonders of my city. I always knew that they were there, I always saw them but I had never fancied photographing them.
For several months now, I have been sharing photos every day, and I have been blown away by my followers’ love, people who show me their support and are appreciative of my work. The more the days pass, the more I want to find that rare pearl, that rare angle, that rare composition, a small thing that will amaze both the people who know my city and those who are unaware of what Strasbourg has to offer.
Of course, I also want to amaze the people who do not know it and entice them to come and visit it.
Bringing out my artistic side – Thanks Strasbourg!
My style has changed a lot since I started, it has definitely refined… I do not have a real photographer’s personality (not yet at least), nor do I pretend to be a photographer. I have always had an artist’s soul. When I was younger, I used to write a lot. I did not think that photography would become for me a way to express myself and to bring out my creativity…
I mainly walk in the city, it is my main source of inspiration. Sometimes, I feel like there are no more gems that I can uncover, but at the end of the day, Strasbourg never fails me. I eventually discover things that I had not seen before… Strasbourg is a city rich in culture, there are so many events and so much life that each trip becomes an adventure.
Immortalizing my feelings – a toast to my second life!
Now, when my eyes are looking at a landscape, and they see joy, sadness or melancholy, I feel the need to immortalize that moment This is the only way for me to immortalize my feelings either. Photography enables me to do that; it is the means, the key, the voice of my eyes.
I have no particular preferences, I really like everything about Strasbourg: street Art, architecture, churches, cathedrals, giant trees, flowers, the river, ducks, old houses, bars, people, old shops, old stones. I see beauty everywhere I go, there is so much to see, there is so much to keep in my soul and in my heart.
I am so proud that I have even been asked for permission to distribute my photos. It can only become more popular and more people get to know my creations. This is just the beginning, I hope. I love my second life and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me.
Thank you Lara for this opportunity, thanks everyone for reading my post.
PS. To see more of my work, below is my Instagram. New followers are more than welcome!