Meet the Creative: Emma Susan - Photographer
"I believe a creative life can have a beneficial and healing impact on health and wellbeing. Art can transform lives. Float share the same values and are working diligently to bring together a like-minded community of individuals."
Take one look at Emma Susan’s dreamy shots over on her Instagram page and you’ll wish that you could capture the beauty in the ordinary happenings of everyday life just like she does. From the ‘Night Sea’ to ‘Uplifting Spring’ her imagery is evocative, simple and moving, a welcome break from the highly filtered grids we have become accustomed to. The great thing is that much of life is about just giving things a go, stepping outside your comfort zone and saying yes to the opportunities that arise. What better way to bite the bullet then to give Emma’s introduction to Photography workshop at Float Festival a gander, you never know you might surprise yourself and be a complete pro by the end of the session. Want to know a bit more about the woman behind the camera, then look no further; introducing Emma Susan.
What is your company, what do you do and what makes it special?
I run workshops for anyone wanting to understand how to use a camera: fledgling creative’s with a desire to deepen their knowledge and develop their photo making skills.
The technical barriers to photography can be challenging. I support this process – we explore, we experiment, we play!
Why did you want to be a part of Float?
I believe a creative life can have a beneficial and healing impact on health and wellbeing. Art can transform lives. Float share the same values and are working diligently to bring together a like-minded community of individuals.
How do you think the wellness industry is evolving?
There’s a wide range of independent ‘wellness’ services, activities, foods etc. that are easy to access. With so much choice it’s easy to get a little lost. Keep an open mind but ultimately do what feels right for you: listen to your body.
What do you think people will take away from attending your photography session?
I hope they will walk away feeling inspired and motivated: eager to keep learning and to develop their practice at their own pace.
What comes to mind when you hear the word wellness?
For me wellness is a balance of feeling energised, connected and living life with passion.
Do you think brands, businesses and influencers have a role to play in promoting wellness?
We all have a role to play in terms of taking good care of ourselves whilst doing what with can to support others.
What is the best part of your job?
Seeing others progress. Having fun! Witnessing creative breakthroughs…
What does success look like to you?
Doing the best you can in any circumstance.
What makes you feel well and content?
Feeling energised, connected and focused. Living in harmony with my true self. Sleep. Self-love. Artful play!
If you could invite three people to dinner who would they be?
What pearls of wellness wisdom can you share with us?
Live in harmony with YOU. Be your own best friend.
Be as curious as you were as a child. Learn how to rest not quit. Observe nature. Find a way to silence your mind.
Learn one new thing every day. Eat chocolate
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