Music, Passions, and Smile Catching

For a long period in my growing-up years I dreamed of a life in the spotlight, and for the most part I wanted to be a singer/songwriter/super-cool-person when I grew up. Music has always been a big part of me, moving my heart and stirring my imagination like nothing else. I guess you could say I was one of those kids who sang passionately in the shower with my shower head microphone. To this day, my favourite songs can easily transport me to a fantasy world with me on the stage, enthralling thousands with my killer make-believe singing voice. For that reason, I usually prefer listening to music when alone.

But things didn’t turn out in favour of my musical aspirations (read: not quite enough talent), and while I loved listening and playing music as much as before, I eventually realised that not all music lovers are destined to be musicians. (On top of that, I really really disliked music theory.) So although I never ended up behind the mic like I had hoped, last Saturday I found myself at a concert, but behind the camera.

And I loved every moment of it.

Going through my 1000+ shots the next day, I realised that my greatest satisfaction comes from finding those fleeting, spontaneous moments of happiness, and capturing them for forever. Moment collecting and smile catching are my passions, they stir my soul and bring me joy like nothing else. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll actually get to start my own band, write an EP, play a gig and be the star of it (!!!). But I’ve discovered that my truest passion lies off the stage, behind the scenes, and behind a lens.

And with that, here are some of my favourite moments of the night, where my uber talented friends Shana and Dom helped organise a fundraiser Christmas concert. All in all, it was a night of lovely people, delicious food, and totally awesome acoustic performances. I hope my shots manage to portray some of the cozy, delightful, and inspiring vibes from the event.

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