Sheffield, UK. It’s a city in south Yorkshire and is full of character, and characters.
What does Instagram mean to you?
What do you love/love to do?
I do brand development for a group of rum bars. I am a bit of a cocktail geek and love exploring different types of cuisine. I also love being outdoors; Sheffield is a great place to live for that as the beautiful peak district is a stone’s through away. But to be honest I love exploring the countryside and cities just the same.
What are your favorite apps and filters to edit with?
What inspires you?
I am lucky enough to be surrounded by people who do what they love and most of them do it for a living. It’s just a kind, creative energy and drive that I see in my friends and family that propels me forward I think.
What do you look for when taking a photo?
Light is always the first thing. There are certain times of day which just don’t work (for me). Bright colours always catch my eye, as do clean lines. Lately I have become a little obsessed with plant life. All the best colours and patterns are found in nature. I only use my iPhone, so I certainly don’t class myself as a photographer! It’s just my favourite hobby.
A Color Story (am guessing you have been hearing that a lot lately). But it really is the best for making the most of the colours that are already there. It has genuinely changed the way I take photographs. Also VSCO for when I edit softer or atmospheric shots.
Who are your favorite fellow Instagrammers?
Ok this is HARD. I have so many favourites. Here is a handful that spring to mind. For colour and composition @rclayton @mattcrump @spooks333 @rebeccanewport @clarenicolson @lellopepper @sprinkledlife and @creativekipi. For adventures @thehatchling and @nomadicfare. For gorgeous everyday captures @ananewyork @wanderforawhile @porthjess @icebaby_icecreamvan and for all the LOLs @fashiondads_ (seriously, read the captions, they get me every time).
I started using it to get inspiration for work, but soon found it to be the most social of social medias. I found a very fun and supportive little corner of it to occupy and I am always amazed at the huge amounts creativity I see in my news feed. I love it.
Aren't her photos incredible?! She's also utterly cute and sweet and such an awesome "Insta-friend" (yeah, I just made that word up) to have in your corner rooting you on. If you're not already following her, you're nuts and should get your ass over to her feed like now: @rose_tinted_glasses!
A special thank you to Susie for taking part in our INSTA*LOVE series!
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