photography

It's never too late for a career change. by tahl rinsky

My whole life I always feared the question : " What do you do ? " , there were things I knew I loved but I could never seem to package them into a  "career".

Photography has always been a passion of mine ever since I studied film in 1994 ( 14 years old). I loved all aspects of of this process form the clique of the shutter to smell of the fixer in the darkroom. I took photos wherever I went but when it came to taking it one step further and becoming a "professional" I managed to always talk myself out of it, saying its too hard, its competitive, I don't like the fashion world and on and on. The truth was I was scared of failure and needed to go full circle around to come back and find that same little girl with her camera.

I have absolutely no regrets that I didn't pursue this passion earlier as I do believe that life gives you what you need most at any current time. I needed to learn my own value through long winding road of self searching.

Last year I bought my first ever digital camera not knowing how I was going to justify the cost I went for it. I started to document my yoga practice and my life using Instagram as a publishing platform. My dear friends and inspirational teachers', sisters Michelle and Clare Merrefield, suggested I start to offer my services to Yogi's as I understand the practice and am able to capture its magic, Michelle also offered me my first commissioned job as her photographer shooting covers for her new DVD's ( sold across the country at Kmart and BigW). And then it became a "career" growing by word of mouth. I photograph yogis mostly but also people looking for a portrait.  18 moths ago I would have never saw this coming, I lacked the vision that arises from a deep self trust that anything is achievable, the story is yet to be told and age or social statistics mean nothing unless you allow them too.

I'm forever grateful for the friends and family who believed in me all along, I'm thankful for my beautiful clients who make this job feel like anything but work, and of course I'm thankful to you my friends for taking the time to read my expressions.

Its never too late to change direction or start something new, all it takes is trust in the whispers of your heart.

 

Thanks to my assistant Leon Bryant for these beautiful snaps.

Melbourne march 2015 for  Live Life Well Studio 

 Melbourne March 2015,  The amazing girls of  Common Grounds Yoga.  

 Melbourne March 2015,  The amazing girls of Common Grounds Yoga. 

Melbourne March 2015 Common Grounds 

Melbourne march 2015,  Danielle Kyle of The Collective Studio. 

libby Weaver Byron Bay 2015 

2015 Elsa Pataki, Byron Bay. 

Melbourne March 2015, Malasana - Yogi squat behind the camera.

Light reflections. by tahl rinsky

There is something so magical about witnessing someone's reflection in a lake or pool of water. There is also something magical when we see a still image completely back lit by the sun so the subject appears completely black. These qualities are often only witnessed when looking at a frozen moment in time taking the form of a photograph. To me these photos represent the deeper layers of our being. A glimpse into our true nature that is shadowed by the activity of the mind. When I look at these images I often find I can diffuse a negative pattern of thinking I might have developed that day, surrendering to the awe and beauty of this beautiful world. 

The Stories we Tell. by tahl rinsky

When I look at these photos together, they evoke all different types of emotions. Images like Symbols have a powerful effect on the human mind. The same image can create a totally unique experience for 2 different people depending on what emotional, physical or mental state they are in.

The story below is about friendship, support and love. I chose not to write captions below so you can fill in the gaps and create your own experience.

If you're feeling inspired, write your own captions and in the comments below share with me the story these photographs evoke in your mind and heart.

With Love,

Tahl.

landing (13 of 102).jpg

Yoga and Art by tahl rinsky

I've spent a lot of my life thinking rather than doing. There were always so many options to choose from I just couldn't keep focused on one thing. I wanted to use my body physically so I thought I should go into personal training (this was before I discovered yoga) I wanted to work with people so I thought to be a massage therapist, but more than anything I always wanted to be creative, I took photos, I painted a little, I made beautiful diaries and collages. I tried it all, but I didn't know how to bring it all together.

A few months ago I realised that I can be everything, in fact I'm in my element being this multi tasking girl. Using my yoga practice, my body to make art. Using photography to inspire people to practice yoga and think outside the square. It's finally working - the reason I know it is, is because I'm happy, I'm inspired and I no longer fear what people will think. 

Yoga is a practice, its a way of life but its also a platform for self expression, a place for the soul to experience itself. We can say the same thing about art so why not marry the 2?