More than just a blog…
I am inspired to create stories behind my lens.
My most asked question is how I shoot my photographs.
To be honest, my background in photography is a huge help in being able to create some amazing images for my blog and Instagram (oh yeah shameless plug – follow me on Instagram @mahryska). Each image is curated and planned out with the hopes of creating something beautiful and interesting. The more creative, the more different and the more complicated the setup is, the better. Obviously I snap simple ones in between but most of the time, I do try my best to shoot and create some amazing images to share.
To me, photographs have always been a way to communicate. who you are, how you feel, what you love, and what attracts you. It is how you see life, the world itself and the people within your surroundings. That is why it is the perfect combination for my passion in personal style and fashion. I try to mix them together along with the random thoughts in my head and those fluttering feelings in my heart, and voila…
It is not always easy coz, to be h0nest, I do not have an overflowing wardrobe and sometimes I don’t have enough time or energy to conceptualize, prepare and shoot. That in itself takes days. Oh and lets not forget the number of hours I spend for post-production and the money I need to spent to actually go out and produce the images. This is just a fraction of the work that I do for my blog. And so, it is never really easy. But I do it coz I love it. It challenges me, it inspires me and it pushes me to learn new things and I get to experience and appreciate what i am passionate about a lot more.
Developing my personal style in the images I create took quiet a bit of time. Years to be exact. Right now, I am enjoying every bit of the work that I have produced and hopefully, I improve more as I learn along the way. Yes, I believe that I still have a lot to learn and definitely a long way to go. But hell, it is so much fun and I love every moment of it.
How about you guys? Are you happy with the quality of the images you produce for you feed? How do you tell your story?
So why am I talking about creating stories today?! Well, I have decided to officially change the entire feel of the blog and only feature curated looks and story editorials. That way, I get to challenge myself to produce better quality content and be more inspired to tell stories. Already made the necessary changes on my blog layout that would better suit what I am going for (which I hope you guys love) and definitely super excited about the things to come.
Plus I think by now, normal OOTD posts are better shared on my instagram ❤︎
OH! And in other news: The peeps over at STYLIST ARABIA are super cool for including me again on their list for the upcoming social media awards under the lifestyle category. I am always so grateful for the support and hopefully I get another round of love this year too. Please do head on over to www.stylistarabia.com/awards and hope you can spare a minute for me to cast your votes. Kisses and loads of thank you in advance!