I am a Gen NEXT Broncolor Ambassador ...
Pretty insane. Like. Even when I'm writing this and connection with my fellow ambassadors, it's insane to actually WRITE this down ... Words cannot describe how I feel to be part of this amazing group and the people before me. A lot of them are (to this date) my personal heroes still and have greatly shaped my ambitions, goals and vision of art and photography. And now I'm part of that history that brought me all the way here and it will shape my future in ways I don't know yet about and in ways I'm already feeling, because it's such an incredible experience to have in your life. At just 27 years old. Being such a representation based on your work of years and years prior; with some of the most amazing people in this world.
I cannot thank those people enough, some I had to say goodbye to as our path have split. Others have become close friends. There is my family. And of course, my awesome boyfriend. There are all these models, all these designers, make-up artists and hair magicians, people online supporting me and in real life, my teachers and the haters & bullies. There where the people who told me "my work was just good enough for something special on your kitchen wall. I would néver earn money with it" to the people just laughing me out. And even someone who felt the need to point out when I bought yet another analog camera 'that aint digital, just so you know" two weeks ago.
And then there are my people, my Knightsquad as I call them. These insanely gorgeous models (with a lot of dark humor or the most innocent people), my muses, my mua's who became friends and people who have given me valuable life lessons even though they aren't in my life anymore. There are those I look up to reaching out to me these days and I'm reaching out to them to create art with. There are these countless hours and hours of creating together and learning the craft and just trusting me somehow with yet another one of my crazy ideas.
It's easy to take it all for granted. But I try not too. Because it only makes every single day I live now even better, even at the worst of times.
I want to express my deepest gratitude to Broncolor for this opportunity - and appreciating my honesty in the application video and now for being part of the Gen NEXT project. It's a dream come true to be representing such a brand
And of course a few special people in my life, you know who you are.
Did you know I nearly quitted six months ago? I wrote a more in depth blog about what happened before I became an ambassador because I think it's important to not only celebrate our success stories, but also use these to inspire others and make you and them realise the road before is equally as important. Find that blog on my "Kindle Inspiration" website !