You never know how much “sh!t” you’ve got buried inside until you go into therapy – or start blogging.
Almost 10 years ago I registered the domain lavinianitu.com. I don’t really know why. I was “just” a street photographer with no desire to share my work. I know I wanted to write but I never hit the publish button because my words were never “perfect” enough.
So I let it sit there, almost empty.
I didn’t want to use it, not even when I decided to go pro as a photographer.
I thought I’ll start “new” so I thought the best thing I could do was to officialise the Mani surname I had been using. So the Ma.Ni. Photo Studio was born.
But then 2019 came and hit me hard in the gut.
I felt there was something missing in my photography. I thought I was missing experience, knowledge. What I didn’t know it was that what I was actually missing was me: my past, my voice, my personality.