This week has been quiet as I needed a little more me time. I had my first vaccine jab which left me in need of some tlc. Everyone will react differently but for me I needed a few days in bed. I am now starting to feel human and ready to tackle the new week. I would recommend giving yourself a day or two off. So this week I thought I would share some images I took at the start of the month. It was great to work with Beyond Nine again. Always a pleasure and would recommend checking out their website and signing up for notifications. As you can see, items sell out quickly. They have a few dresses launching soon and I am watching my inbox for updates. These coveralls sold out quickly but I thought I would share some of the street style images I took. As I mentioned, earlier I have been enjoying grading images so please check out the website for details.
Hard to believe it has been a year of lockdown life. I have learnt a lot during this time and but one thing I have learnt most is to appreciate the everyday moments. As we welcome Spring, these flowers from my local florist caught my eye. Thought I would grab a few pictures at the same time.
News of Sarah Everard's disappearance and death hit me hard. Not just because it happened on my doorstep, she was last seen walking home by Clapham Common, a route I have walked countless times, but because that fear we all have became a reality. Seemed even more alarming (to me at least) for it to occur during a pandemic. My daily walks to the common have kept me sane but sudden this tranquil space had a threatening undercurrent.
Research states 97% of women have been sexually harassed and I don't know anyone who hasn't had some unwanted attention. I think you will find we all have numerous stories to share, and this is unacceptable. It has been a 'heavy week' as my friend correctly named it. I am sure I am not the only one who has been thinking about all those close calls. Running into my local 24 hour shop on my way home because I was being followed home and shaking with fear. Like many I went to pay my respect yesterday in Clapham Common. It was a pretty overwhelming experience and I left shortly after this beautiful moment. Enough is enough, I hope we can make our street safe.
I think it might be the Australian in me, but when we have that early tease of warm weather I am elevated but the thought of Spring. After all these years I should know better but I still get excited when we have those warm sunny days. I love seeing the changes in nature on my daily walks. Ever so hopeful the warm weather will remain. Of course I get caught out as suddenly I am not sure just how to dress, lockdown has not help either. Constantly getting caught out, being the optimist and end up freezing. I am grateful the days are longer and when the sun does shine that feeling on your skin is absolute gold. Here are some images from a shoot with Tess taken recently. It was a beautiful sunny day and the light was just perfect even if it was chilly.
weekly musing from Rosalind Alcazar Photography