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Entries in nine (19)

Wednesday
Sep192012

nine {with hannah marcotti}

The Nine is an interview series with creative folks that began on my blog, Be Present, Be Here, in the Spring of 2009; the interviewees are asked to respond to nine questions in photographs (or video). All the interviews can be found here.

Today, I am welcoming Hannah Marcotti to my corner. Hannah's Instagram photos are so often favorites of mine (I heart Instagram) and if you aren't already signed up for her newsletter, you are missing out on beautiful words delivered to your inbox each week. She deeply inspires me with the way she looks at the world, the honest ways she shares her truth, and how she invites others to be themselves through her bravery and her stories. 

Enjoy these slices of Hannah's world as she answers the Nine questions.

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Question 1: Who are you?

Question 2: In this moment, where are you?

Question 3: What are the textures of your corner of the world?

Question 4: If you had an hour alone to just play, what would you do?

Question 5: How do you seek joy?

Question 6: What nourishes you?

Question 7: When you need to simply take a breath and ground yourself, what do you do?

Question 8: How do you nurture your creative dreams?

Question 9: Does your heart have a secret wish you want to share?

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Hannah Marcotti is a quietly impassioned motivator who serves as guide to your gorgeous life and business of the heart.

She is a highly sensitive mama who wishes to help you dream and seek out the truth of your purpose and help you celebrate life. She is often found tattooing joy on the spirits of those in her community.

Connect with her at her website.

 

(all photos copyright Hanna Marcotti)

Tuesday
Jun262012

inner excavate-along: guest contributor susannah conway

Today, we are checking back in with Inner Excavation contributor Susannah Conway. Susannah and I connected several years ago through a love of poetry, and when I look at her Polaroid photos, I often think about how they are a visual poem. 

In Chapter 3, Susannah answered the question, "What nourishes you?" using several photos, so I thought it would be fun and inspiring to see her answers to The Nine interview questions. The Nine is an interview series with creative folks that began on my blog, Be Present, Be Here, in the Spring of 2009; the interviewees are asked to respond to nine questions in photographs (or video). All the interviews can be found here.

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Question 1: Who are you?

Question 2: In this moment, where are you?

Question 3: What are the textures of your corner of the world?

Question 4: If you had an hour alone to just play, what would you do?

Question 5: How do you seek joy?

Question 6: What nourishes you?

Question 7: When you need to simply take a breath and ground yourself, what do you do?

Question 8: How do you nurture your creative dreams?

Question 9: Does your heart have a secret wish you want to share?

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Susannah Conway is the author of This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart (SKIRT!, 2012). A photographer, writer and e-course creator, her classes have been enjoyed by thousands of people from around the world. Co-author of Instant Love: How to Make Magic and Memories with Polaroids (Chronicle Books, 2012), Susannah helps others reconnect to their true selves, using photography as the key to open the door. You can read more about her shenanigans on her blog at SusannahConway.com and connect with her on Twitter: @SusannahConway.

All photos copyright Susannah Conway.

Update: The Inner Excavate-along was a free read-along on my blog in the summer of 2012. All the posts are here on the blog, but I'm not directing a group through it with newsletters etc. at this time. I hope you enjoy following along! Find out more about my book, Inner Excavation: Explore Your Self Through Photography, Poetry and Mixed Mediahere.

Thursday
May172012

the nine (with bella cirovic)

The Nine is an interview series with creative folks that began on my blog, Be Present, Be Here, in the Spring of 2009; the interviewees are asked to respond to nine questions in photographs (or video). All the interviews can be found here.

Today, I am delighted that kindred Bella Cirovic is answering these Nine questions. Gosh I adore this girl and her way of looking at the world. She is brave and real, and these traits shine through in her photographs. 

Enjoy these glimpses into Bella's world... 

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Question 1: Who are you?


Question 2: In this moment, where are you?


Question 3: What are the textures of your corner of the world?

Question 4: If you had an hour alone to just play, what would you do?

Question 5: How do you seek joy?

Question 6: What nourishes you?

Question 7: When you need to simply take a breath and ground yourself, what do you do?

Question 8: How do you nurture your creative dreams?

Question 9: Does your heart have a secret wish you want to share?

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Bella Cirovic is a photographer and visual storyteller who lives in the suburbs just outside of NYC.

She shares her stories and photos at her blog, She Told Stories and is the hostess of the 52 Photos Project. 

All photos copyright Bella Cirovic. Bio photo of Bella by Thea Coughlin.

Wednesday
Mar282012

the nine interview revisited (with vivienne mcmaster)

The Nine is an interview series with creative folks that began on my blog, Be Present, Be Here, in the Spring of 2009; the interviewees are asked to respond to nine questions in photographs (or video). All the interviews can be found here.

Vivienne McMaster first answered The Nine questions about three years ago (you can see her first interview here). Recently when chatting with her, I had the idea that it would be so much fun to have her answer The Nine questions now. Lucky for us, she graciously agreed to play along again.

Enjoy this peek into Vivienne's world... 

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Question 1: Who are you?

Question 2: In this moment, where are you?

Question 3: What are the textures of your corner of the world?

Question 4: If you had an hour alone to just play, what would you do?

Question 5: How do you seek joy?

Question 6: What nourishes you?

Question 7: When you need to simply take a breath and ground yourself, what do you do?

Question 8: How do you nurture your creative dreams?

Question 9: Does your heart have a secret wish you want to share?

*****

Vivienne McMaster is a photographer, visual storyteller and workshop leader with a passionate, supportive, rule free approach to getting creative with taking photos. 

She has a big love for helping people find the photographer within themselves. She believes, and knows from experience, that self-portraits can be incredibly healing (and also so much fun). She has a brand new website where she often shares stories that entwine images and words together.

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Note from Liz: Viv has been my "go to" photography teacher for a while now, and I am so excited to join in on this next session of Swan Dive that begins next Monday. I have been wanting to grow my understanding of post-processing and can't wait to circle with others and learn from Viv again. Learn more about Swan Dive and consider coming along... 

Thursday
Jan262012

the nine interview (with catherine just)

The Nine is an interview series with creative folks that began on my blog, Be Present, Be Here, in the Spring of 2009; the interviewees are asked to respond to nine questions in photographs (or video). All the interviews can be found here.

Today, I am so delighted to invite you into the soul.full world of the magical Catherine Just. 

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Question 1: Who are you?

Question 2: In this moment, where are you?

Question 3: What are the textures of your corner of the world?

Question 4: If you had an hour alone to just play, what would you do?

Question 5: How do you seek joy?

Question 6: What nourishes you?

Question 7: When you need to simply take a breath and ground yourself, what do you do?

Question 8: How do you nurture your creative dreams?

Question 9: Does your heart have a secret wish you want to share?

(all photos copyright catherine just)

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Catherine is an award winning photographer with a passion for helping others achieve their dreams. Her photos have been published on the cover of National Geographic Magazine and inside Oprah.com. She leads Soul*Full Retreats and eCourses for women merging creativity and personal growth. Find out which one is the best fit at http://www.catherinejust.com, and follow her on Twitter @Catherine_Just.