I shot this image in Central Park in NYC when I was there a few weeks ago. I sat down with my finger in the air and told Jack to grab some snaps, not really knowing what I was going to do with it. After a few weeks I decided to create an image inspired by the importance of listening to and acting upon our burning desire to create as artists.
For the past few weeks I’ve been feeling a little low about my ability, and I felt like I had lost the confidence that I needed to carry on pursuing this as my career. I’d forgotten because I hadn’t let myself do it, I kept telling myself I had more important things to do (like adulting shit) but I’m just not having it anymore. CREATING is the most important part of my life, it’s how I function, how I feel, without it I actually feel nothing.
This is as much as a message to those out there feeling unconfident in their ability as it is a message to myself to say HOLLY, stop making excuses, you’ve done this for the past 12 years and yeah, sure, things get in the way, but you NEED this, it’s therapy. It’s survival.
(It’s also inspired a little by Sabrina, because we started watching the new series whilst in NY, and when I was younger I used to watch the originals and always wish that I could change my outfits with a finger swish!)