UNSEEN photo fair 2016 // 1

UNSEEN celebrated its five year anniversary this year and I’ve wanted to go there all five years, but somehow I never managed to go. Usually I went to the Buchmesse in Frankfurt every fall and that always meant making appointments weeks in advance, preparing etc. Why there are so many events in the fall and relatively few in spring is beyond me, but anyhow this year I finally managed to go to UNSEEN.  This meant not going to the VTWonen beurs , Meet the Blogger and the Dutch Design Week (skipping those for a year). I am a new mother as you know and I still can’t be at several places at once although this would be most convenient. “Quality over quantity” I remind myself. Now and again I pick something (an event, fair or other invitation). Because I don’t have to go to another thing the next day it stays exciting. Moreover I can give it my undivided attention. So I can actually have a conversation with someone (hooray!) or, like last Friday, I can look at the photo’s at my own pace. Boy, this is such a luxury! UNSEEN is an international photo fair aimed at the discovery of new talent and never before […]

Nomen est omen

Then, on the 10th of July 2016, our daughter was born. We named her Lavinia Felise Alma and she really is the sweetest baby. She looked at us intensely from the moment she was born and smiled her first smile in week five. And, I’m hesitating to say this to other new parents, but she already sleeps through the night. Whether it’s because I sleep well (hallelujah), that it’s number two, a girl or that I’m experiencing less stress this time: I’m really enjoying motherhood. She keeps taking me back to NOW and instead of the big whirlwind after the birth of my son, I now just feel gratitude for the happiness she brings. It’s like a switch has been turned (possibly under the influence of hormones) but I feel less stressed. It’s so very important to enjoy these golden years when the children are small, it flies by so fast. It makes all the other stuff less important. Everything that seems so important in the outside world. I try to be less critical towards myself. I feel like I have to do and achieve so many things and sometimes I feel overwhelmed by everything I demand from myself. Sometimes […]