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Tuesday 13 March 2012

Thought of the Day: 5 Minutes with Emma Kenny

Everyone needs a bit of daily positivity and the talented Emma Kenny dishes it out in a beautiful and inspiring way that I guarantee will bring a smile to your face and give you that warm, fuzzy feeling that makes you happy to be alive.

My very creative friend, Jo Chaps shared Emma's 'Thought of the Day' project with me last week and I just had to spread the love further. We all get weighed down with cramped tube/MTR journeys, work deadlines, guilty feelings of eating too much and not hitting the gym enough BUT in the grand scheme of things what's important? Surely it's enjoying and living life to the full and that's what Emma's work is all about.

A Photographer & Graphic Designer from Belfast, Emma uses her own photography coupled with inspiring quotes and lyrics that touch her and have meaning to her life. She often receives requests from fans which means that her 'Thought of the Day' pieces aren't only focused on her emotions and experiences so get in touch here to get involved. 

We caught up with the lovely Emma to ask her a few questions...

What Inspired you to start 'Thought of the Day'?
The main purpose was to keep people interested between the posting of different shots, as well as giving me the opportunity to make use of those photographs that didn't make it. I can't bear to delete old un-used photos so it's a perfect way to recycle them turning them into something special for everyone to enjoy.

What is your motto in life?
Just do something!

What advice would you give to an aspiring photographer?
Set goals and be prepared to work really hard for them. There is no right and wrong but if you have passion and determination, that will take you further than you could ever imagine.

What three things could you not live without? 
Chocolate, Bon Iver and my bible.

What's your biggest extravagance?
My 35mm f/1.4L lens - what a dream!

What's the best advice you've ever been given?
Make your own opportunities.

You can purchase Emma's work here - framed up in chunky white frames and mount I can imagine these would look stunning in a long row in a hallway or a cosy kitchen.

My parting words to you are - make time at least once a day to take a beat out of your busy life and get lost in something that inspires you even if it's just for a few seconds...

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