I love photography! It has enabled me to embrace my creativity and experience simple joy. It has challenged me – a corporate engineer – questioned my courage, taught me patience, enabled me to truly see, and awoken my sleeping artist. I love that working with my camera takes me to my “happy place”, instills me with calm and confidence, and when I have captured an image of beauty, fills me with a feeling of pure delight!
A Soul’s Journey
In 2012, I committed to following my dream to capture a series of images, of women, from around the globe in their chosen sense of place. I conceived of creating images from a female perspective, focused on their inner sense of self – images that would show a woman’s strength, her vulnerability, her courage, her passion and her magic.
Throughout my journey, I strived to create images that spoke of spine, self-worth, personality and depth of character. I sought to remove the aspects of ego and self-judgement and enable each woman to focus instead on a perspective of herself that is often ignored: the beauty of her soulful nature, set in a location that she connected with, and at a time of her choice.
It was a project that took me to 4 continents and had me exploring the continual balancing act that we all face between our ego’s fears and our soul’s faith in self. It was an honour to have the women put their faith in me, to trust me with their vulnerability.
The images I captured motivated me to write “Liberating Self – A Soul’s Journey” – a book that shares my personal philosophy on the journey towards liberation and inner peace.
Passion & Paris
A Soul’s Prerogative
For the remainder of the last decade, I committed to continuing my work with women, to create images of soulful beauty and provide a platform for women to challenge their perspective of self and experience a magic moment of liberation – to be spiritually, mentally and physically free. You can connect to this chapter of my journey at www.christinespringphotography.com.
On New Year’s Eve 2019, I captured my last soul beauty image. I felt I was ready to close that chapter – I had liberated myself – and it was time to turn my attention to continuing to evolve and live true to self.
I have a desire to pick up my camera more often and after nearly a decade focused on women’s spines, I am keen to continue to explore faces and portraits. I am seeking to photograph expressions of courage and reveal the beauty that is born of having faith in self and resilience. I am hoping to capture images of people who are daring to live their dream life.
On reflection, I am actually keen (and ready) to embrace the words and philosophies that I wrote about in 2017 in my ebook “Passion & Paris – A Soul’s Prerogative”. It is time to refocus and unveil faces of courage and images of people embracing the magic of living true to self.
So, I’ve put some images in my portfolio gallery. Many of them are taken in Paris, some are not, but most are portraits of people doing what they love. These are the images that have inspired me and unlocked the door to my words. Not sure why I need images to see words, but that is just the way it is for me.
Special thanks to the magical Carla Coulson (www.carlacoulson.com) who was kind enough to capture the images of me that I have used on this website. Carla is both friend and mentor and epitomizes what it is to find the courage and take the action needed to live a life of passion and purpose.
TO EMBRACE LIVING TRUE TO SELF
When you embrace your passion your inner light shines, and nothing is too much effort.
Peace abounds when you embrace your soul’s purpose. It is when you serve, doing what you were born to do.
To be surrounded by the people who love and believe in you is to create an environment of support and growth.
Find the place that nurtures you, where you can breathe with ease, fearlessly speak your truth, and be celebrated for your unique self.