Posts tagged beauty
Why a little bit of selfishness is good (and why kindness has everything to do with it)

“Being kind to others is incredibly difficult when you are hurting inside. Treating the cashier at the store to a smile and some light conversation, or even a ‘thank you’, can be so very hard when all of you is hurting and aching, when you feel like you are just a shell and that you have lost purpose and meaning.
When we are hurting, we have a tough time caring about anything else but the hurt that are eating at us.
I don’t know about you, but I know it rings true for me anyway.
We grow numb and walk past the smiles and we only see our own pain. In our misery, we come self-centered. “

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Power Through Blue (I Love doing Personal Projects)

“Later, after I was done photographing her with the turban, I challenged her to get emotional, which ended up with some amazing, deep and intense images. She got so into the emotion that she teared up and brought even more life to the photographs.”

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Elizabeth's Discovery (The Nurse with the Big Heart!)

"It was so difficult not to become inspired by her. At 24 she has a drive and an ambition that is rare. She knows what she wants to do and exactly how she wants to do it. In order for her to lead the life she wants, she works extra hard so she can travel and enjoy the good things in life. She knows that if you want fun you have to work for it. I got so inspired that I have in fact ended up trying to achieve the same mindset."

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I get SO nervous!

"One of my amazing privileges is to show women the beauty that I see in them. It is such an emotional and enormous task to have because what if, the images I show them, aren’t to their liking? What if they are going to look at my work, my vision, and turn their nose? Or even worse, what if they are going to look at themselves through my eyes and deem themselves unworthy, ugly and old?

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How it feels to let amazing people go, every single time

"Every time I photograph a person, I connect. 
I think connection is probably the most important. If you do not have the ability to connect with the person you are photographing, it will come across in the final result.

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How modelling benefitted my photography

"Working with plus size modeling gave me an understanding of what outfits and styles looks nice on me and soon I gained even more self-confidence. But working in an industry that is primarily focused on the outside appearance makes it difficult to feel appreciated for who you are as a person and for what you can do. Everything is about appearance and while it did help me quite a bit on my journey to self-acceptance and even love it was only me who could take me the rest of the way."

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Sissela - the Photographer

Let me introduce myself. 
I am Sissela. 
Yes, I do actually identify me and my personality, as my name, coming from a country (Denmark) where I for many years was the only one. I never had the issue of being the other Sissela in the class, the school or at work. Always just me. When people would talk about me, they would almost instantly know who I was. Not because I was anything special in particular, but because my name was. 

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