#sundaybluesedit Sunday Selection @kauffy
Rebecca: I can’t remember when I first started to notice Wen’s @kauffy images, but I do remember that all of a sudden I saw them everywhere and I was in love. Wen’s world is magic. It’s pale, it’s glittery, it’s peaceful. I never tire of her beautiful blue-eyed children, her sparkling landscapes or the glowing glimpses into her days. On this chilly Sunday…I invite you into @kauffy’s world.
Wen: When I stumbled upon Sunday Blues Edit I was completely awed and a little intimidated by the incredible images I saw. I was moved by Rebecca’s reasons for creating the hashtag. It was so clever and brave. Even though I felt vulnerable posting those first images, it was exciting and I found myself hooked on the hashtag.
I don’t really know what will inspire me; it’s simply how life presents itself. There are those fleeting moments I see and I just need to capture them. It’s somehow profound attempting to catch and preserve a little bit of the impermanence of it all. When I look back on my gallery in Instagram, I have stitched together this random collection of which I’m strangely proud. There is no particular editing style, only stretches of time where I’m experimenting with something. If I had the time, I know I would spend a lot my day using my iphone camera and editing, but alas, I have a grown-up life full of other responsibilities and interests that require my attention.
What I adore about mobile photography is that it has allowed me to express myself artistically without completely neglecting all that I love tending to. Real life can be a challenge with it’s repetition, and stressors. It’s a place where there is little time to immerse oneself in art. So by discovering this mobile photography community I am able to create and share art as often or as little as I like, and it gives me something to look forward to and learn from. Whether it’s for #sundaybluesedit or just on my own, It has surprisingly given me a creative outlet in a way I would never have imagined having come from using an slr/dslr. Mobile allows me to make images easily without fancy expensive equipment and I am able share what I see and interact with people all over the world in a way that I can’t with my other camera. I never tire of looking at the stream of fantastic images on my feed, and I look forward to those perfectly elusive, well-crafted comments I receive from the people that stop by my gallery.
I am honored to be featured by Rebecca & Izzy for #sundaybluesedit and Juxt and want to thank them for establishing a platform that validates and brings attention to mobile photographers.
My name is Wen
IG handle is @kauffy