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) 1,135,590 photos, 54,753 members
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- Natural Light Portraiture 156,987 photos, 7,830 members
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- Streetshots (people in the street) 480,468 photos, 13,420 members
- Street Composition (Fine Art Street Photography) 142,231 photos, 5,393 members
- The Wabe 734 photos, 16 members
- Can I take your picture? 31,125 photos, 1,982 members
- SOFTCORE STREET PHOTOGRAPHY 2 1,948 photos, 158 members
- Classic Cars 190,010 photos, 2,471 members
- Art of Classic Cars (DETAIL SHOTS ONLY!) 61,448 photos, 4,136 members
- Classic/collectable cars and motorcycles 261,621 photos, 13,551 members
- Matt Kloskowski Presets Group 2,046 photos, 1,026 members
- Froschperspektive - Frogview 186 photos, 14 members
- Unusual Paris (Read the rules !!!) 8,305 photos, 894 members
- MOO (MiniCards, Business Cards & More, Printed by MOO) 14,669 photos, 13,174 members
- Displaced*triots 1,689 photos, 42 members
- converse world domination! 26,071 photos, 8,622 members
- Fashion & Style 194,721 photos, 11,329 members
- Luminaria 837 photos, 82 members
- Moleskinerie 113,648 photos, 21,448 members
- Colour Your Life! (Post 1 - Award 2) 27,215 photos, 1,653 members
- All Pretty Pictures 22,118 photos, 725 members
- Drinking glasses 620 photos, 188 members
- 6 Million People (Add one portrait of everyone you see) 167,472 photos, 17,260 members
- J'aime les détails (I love details ) 71,606 photos, 2,746 members
- The Flickr Portrait Gallery 351,071 photos, 23,163 members
- Improbable Titles 292 photos, 56 members
- Shots of Backs are Boring 1,909 photos, 666 members
- Figures in a Landscape 2,132 photos, 595 members
- Beautiful Capture 3,203,118 photos, 95,559 members
- WellTaken 66,155 photos, 6,697 members
- ALFRESCO - Fun Outside 3,350 photos, 267 members
- **A Big Fave (Invite Only) 491,670 photos, 63,418 members
- Best Photo of 2007 478 photos, 916 members
- Doors Around The World 17,289 photos, 1,292 members
- Red doors 2,164 photos, 499 members
- Black and White Dreams 47,218 photos, 6,429 members
- Happy-Face (Human faces) 21,134 photos, 2,342 members
- One Word Titles 3,709 photos, 137 members
- Door Art 13,740 photos, 1,704 members
- Think P!nk 11,083 photos, 1,304 members
- 100 Strangers 45,120 photos, 10,503 members
- **FlickrsBest** 117,952 photos, 15,241 members
- A Few of My Favorite Things 24,193 photos, 969 members
- My_Favorite_Things 6,753 photos, 271 members
- ..: My Favorite Things :.. 5,431 photos, 287 members
- A Rose - A Queen in itself... 55,334 photos, 7,214 members
- HCB's "The Decisive Moment" 573 photos, 7,368 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