Oh my this is HARD!
I am Australian (Sydney via Brisbane) but currently living in London (loving it except for the weather, brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!) EDIT: It is hot-ish now!!! (May 2008!) I am a lawyer but saw the light a few years ago and am now enjoying working in policy.
I am very new to photography and find it incredibly frustrating but oh so addictive (rather like golf??!). I picked up our point and shoot camera in July last year (2007) and decided to actually think about what I was taking rather than just "banging off a few rounds" and hoping for the best as was my normal style. I have a loooooooooooooong way to go but am enjoying the journey and the incredible learning curve.....
EDIT: Well, I thought I had better edit my profile since I now have my swishy D200 (thank you Mr Messy!!!!!) I have been using this little beauty since mid April 2008 and can't ever imagine being without a DSLR again. Love it!
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Fuji FinePix F410 point and shoot (circa 2003)
My dream camera? A Hasselblad H3D-II (oh my, what a camera- I get chills just thinking about this beast)
My favourite photography quote? "The best pictures, for me, are those which go straight into the heart and the blood, and take some time to reach the brain" (Bill Jay)
Every day I am so inspired by the images I see on Flickr-if I can become even half as good as some of the photographers featured, I will be ever so pleased!
p.s. My real name is Vanessa (which gets shortened to Ness, Neddy, Nessy etc) but the daughter of one of my good friends couldn't pronounce Nessy and came up with Messy instead!
ummm and many of my friends say it suits me perfectly :)
- 100 Dog Strangers 230 photos, 60 members
- 50mm (The original 50mm group) 1,159,182 photos, 55,628 members
- Butterfly Beauty 126,207 photos, 10,841 members
- Natural Light Portraiture 162,065 photos, 8,021 members
- Urban Excellence 50,159 photos, 1,847 members
- Streetshots (people in the street) 505,129 photos, 13,976 members
- Street Composition (Fine Art Street Photography) 153,638 photos, 5,831 members
- The Wabe 734 photos, 16 members
- Can I take your picture? 31,282 photos, 1,993 members
- SOFTCORE STREET PHOTOGRAPHY 2 1,948 photos, 158 members
- Classic Cars 198,694 photos, 2,537 members
- Art of Classic Cars (DETAIL SHOTS ONLY!) 62,052 photos, 4,160 members
- Classic/collectable cars and motorcycles 268,113 photos, 13,700 members
- Matt Kloskowski Presets Group 2,055 photos, 1,034 members
- Froschperspektive - Frogview 186 photos, 14 members
- Unusual Paris (Read the rules !!!) 8,415 photos, 895 members
- MOO (MiniCards, Business Cards & More, Printed by MOO) 14,636 photos, 13,148 members
- Displaced*triots 1,701 photos, 42 members
- converse world domination! 25,900 photos, 8,616 members
- Fashion & Style 197,407 photos, 11,417 members
- Luminaria 836 photos, 82 members
- Moleskinerie 114,646 photos, 21,765 members
- Colour Your Life! (Post 1 - Award 2) 28,128 photos, 1,668 members
- All Pretty Pictures 22,841 photos, 732 members
- Drinking glasses 620 photos, 188 members
- 6 Million People (Add one portrait of everyone you see) 169,310 photos, 17,353 members
- J'aime les détails (I love details ) 73,593 photos, 2,791 members
- The Flickr Portrait Gallery 357,457 photos, 23,108 members
- Improbable Titles 291 photos, 56 members
- Shots of Backs are Boring 1,919 photos, 697 members
- Figures in a Landscape 2,131 photos, 605 members
- Beautiful Capture 3,340,785 photos, 97,601 members
- WellTaken 67,160 photos, 6,707 members
- ALFRESCO - Fun Outside 3,373 photos, 266 members
- **A Big Fave (Invite Only) 490,740 photos, 63,426 members
- Best Photo of 2007 478 photos, 916 members
- Doors Around The World 17,711 photos, 1,315 members
- Red doors 2,166 photos, 499 members
- Black and White Dreams 47,905 photos, 6,416 members
- Happy-Face (Human faces) 21,586 photos, 2,360 members
- One Word Titles 3,712 photos, 136 members
- Door Art 14,537 photos, 1,763 members
- Think P!nk 11,037 photos, 1,301 members
- 100 Strangers 46,309 photos, 10,649 members
- **FlickrsBest** 119,982 photos, 15,360 members
- A Few of My Favorite Things 24,358 photos, 970 members
- My_Favorite_Things 6,705 photos, 271 members
- ..: My Favorite Things :.. 5,472 photos, 288 members
- A Rose - A Queen in itself... 56,337 photos, 7,242 members
- HCB's "The Decisive Moment" 576 photos, 7,394 members
Subject is too Cute says:
"Messy's Photostream is a Visual Feast for my Eyes! Her work is Delicious and I love her UK Style! I am excited to see what her Nikon images will produce but for me it's all about her vision and I think she can work magic with a disposable camera if needed."
April 29th, 2008
"I admire her creative energy,
I love the strength of it´s images!!"
March 30th, 2008
"Messy has that wonderful thing, an entirely unjaded eye ... Her stream offers a freshness of approach and enthusiasm that is really invigorating, whether you're dropping by to check out the latest stranger she's accosted, or lingering in a Sunday morning fashion over a lovingly assembled evocative and stylish still life scene she's put together. I think there's a closet window dresser or TV producer in there somewhere!
She comments, and responds to comments, with an openness and verve that's really refreshing. Always a pleasure ..."
March 8th, 2008
"Messy isn’t just banging off a few rounds. She’s a talented photographer who produces fantastic colours and levels of detail. I for one cannot wait to see what she can do when she upgrades to an SLR. She lives in London. No, Paris. No wait… London. She drinks freakishly weird juice and has recently started bothering strangers. Nobody’s perfect."
January 15th, 2008
"She makes beautiful photo's with even more wonderful stories. I love browsing trough her stream on weekend mornings.
Thank you for being there!"
January 14th, 2008
felimon foto says:
"Truly a gifted talent Messy goes out to find the beauty and character in everything. I really enjoy coming to her flickr page and seeing what her unique eye has captured. Be careful as you might get hungry or wonder why you feel like having a cup of coffee after you've gone through her gallery!! Keep the good stuff coming Messy!!"
January 11th, 2008
- September 2007
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- Vanessa Jackman