1. selfproclaimedfairy said: Jade, I was just reading through the questions you answered and you're even MORE of an inspiration to me than you were before. I absolutely love your work and you've definitely worked hard for what you have. I respect you SO much and I really would love to be able to speak to you more. We 'met' on twitter a while back and I didn't know a whole lot about you but you were still a great inspiration. I know more now and wow, you're really a wonderful person! Keep up the hard work xox ~Cheyenne

    I’m glad its inspired you sweety! I hope your good :) xx

     


  2. empirical--empathy said: a feeling of pride for you, hearing that, truthfully. You've sat there and just gone for something, and even though it turned out disastrous not once, but twice, you're still going through it, and using it as experience and lessons learned, and you're still having the courage to go after what you want. You're most definitely welcome! I can say you are definitely a bright soul and it's wonderful to be able to interact with you, and I think I'd like to continue to do so.

    Just be strong, it’ll pay off! Have patience :) Lessons are pretty hard but I’m becoming more accepting and deciding that I can’t give in, I have too much to lose so I’m finding ways to grow from the bad. There’s a lyric I know from a Kendrick Lamar track, I’m going off on a tangent again haha, but it says ‘If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room would you trust it?’ and I think that it just sums up this situation perfectly. Be strong, email me if you ever wanna chat more privately about your situation, I can’t promise I’ll know the advice for everything but I’m a good listener xx

     


  3. empirical--empathy said: Oh wow, I'm legitimately in tears; thank you for that. I have a very close person who is and continues to be my support and it's people like her and like this right here, with you, it's this kind of thing that helps me keep going. She tells me to do the exact same thing, to bite my tongue and that I'll be out of here and have the ability to learn, grow, and flourish; I have a lot to work through, and you've obviously gone through a lot and it reminds me that I'm human, ya'know? I kind of have ->

     


  4. empirical--empathy said: sharing your work, and it's exciting to see your experiences with every post you make. One of my favourite things is being able to watch someone do what they love, and actually grow with it and go somewhere, and that's exactly what I see with you. The whole process just gives me hope for myself in what I feel like I want to pursue, even though I am terribly and easily discouraged. But, like I said, I'm given hope by picking up what I see from amazing people like you, so I'm still trying~

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  5. empirical--empathy said: Christianity. I'm coming from a very broken family with a couple fanatics hanging over me and I'm trying to get out of the environment as soon as possible. I'm kind of lacking religious alignment of any kind at this moment and with no direction currently, I'm just trying to get myself somewhere stable so I can start sorting it out. I'm enjoying this as well, really. you're brightening my day considerably just by talking to me, honestly. Aaah, that's exciting// I'm just happy that you're -->

    oh darling :( just try and be strong and know that when you are able to leave you will be able to and be free to spread your wings and live life how you wish, just explain to these people that you respect them and their views and love them as people as they are your family but that for you, you need time to grow and discover higher things for yourself, they should respect you for that. Maybe you may even decide to follow Christianity one day and then you can say that they told you so but for now just bite your tongue, some members of my family are similar but I make it clear to them in an understanding but stern way. Thank you for following my journey, it means a lot to me that people around the world watch and grow with me, its pretty astounding! Don’t be discouraged! Go with your heart, you will be guided along the way and you’ll know in your heart of hearts what is right for you. Put it this way, when I graduated from high school I left with B’s and C’s, I was predicted to get A+’s and A’s, I didn’t achieve one, all of my school friends were all in the ‘gifted and talented’ classes in art especially, I wasn’t in these classes and it bummed me out totally. When I had interviews to get into college I was interviewed for Photography and Graphic Design, I was completely self taught in photography at that point as my school didn’t teach it but I enjoyed my high school Graphics classes and the teacher sold the course really well to me therefore I decided to take the Graphics class. BIGGEST MISTAKE NUMBER 1. I HATED my course, everything I was promised would happen, didn’t. If I had never had met Elliott (boyfriend) I wouldn’t have ever finished the course, he pretty much did it for me in the end as I was so gloomy about it. I know now that I should have gone with the photography course and learned more in hindsight. When it came to me applying for university I decided that because I had taken the Graphics course in college, I would do that as a degree and was accepted straight away onto a programme at my current university. BIGGEST MISTAKE NUMBER 2. On my first day of my degree I cried the whole way home, I hated it from day one, stuck in a class of 100+ people with a team of 10+ tutors with a bunch of shitty, drug taking hipster kids I knew I wouldn’t last on this course and after Christmas that year I took the courage to leave the course. I fell into a heavy depression and became a recluse, I pushed everyone away from me because I felt a failure for leaving the course and couldn’t find a job in my town and it was, without a shadow of doubt the worst year of my life. I somehow found the courage to continue with my photography work and Elliott persuaded me to apply for the photography program. I applied and after two interviews I was told I ‘wasn’t good enough for the programme as I had no former training’. They eventually allowed me onto the programme and unfortunately I still haven’t learned anything but just improved my work out of class. I don’t post anything on here that is uni related, everything is personal for my portfolio but its strange that in my whole class of 30+ people, I speak to 3 people, I am the only one who has a site, the only one to get paid work, the only person who is becoming internationally renowned and the only one to make my passion into my life and career. The people in my school who were ‘gifted and talented’ have all parted ways and we no longer speak at all, one is unemployed and the other two are hairdressers. Not one of them went onto university, except me.

    The moral of all that is DON’T let anybody tell you you can’t do something. If you want to do something you can achieve anything if you are determined. Make your passion into your life. Let your heart lead you. Don’t put barriers up for yourself. If you want to, you can. <3

     


  6. empirical--empathy said: Definitely! I'm in the process of cleansing my palate from having religion forced on me and it's a rough process, but I'm learning how to let go and learn and strive to live in a better, happier way. I have no doubt in my mind that you'll get there. You're very talented and at the very least seem to love what you're doing, so I can easily see you succeeding. Do you have any upcoming projects?

    Do you mind asking what you are cleansing from? You seem like a lovely person and I’m super enjoying chatting with you, any time you wanna chat just holla! Thank you ever so much, its encouragement and praise that really keeps me going, its so kind of you to say these things. I have a couple of upcoming things, I can’t really discuss them on here yet as they aren’t 100% yet but it involves someone awesome that I know your a huge fan of aha! I’m hoping to work with a few more models and I have some more band stuff to shoot through out the year, just taking it as it comes :)

     

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  9. empirical--empathy said: That's awesome, though, that you're open minded. Not enough people like that on this planet, I think. You said you don't get a lot of down time, but when you do, beside your photography, what other things do you do? Hobbies or just random things you find yourself enjoying?

    I think its the best way to be, just go where the wind blows you. If the door infront of you closes then find a way to open it. Things happen for a reason thats for sure! I have my degree which takes up not a lot of time but I spend hours researching and blogging for it, I also work in a bar in town, I enjoy my job and I’m super good at it but I wish I didn’t have to work there :( If I could I’d spend my days living in somewhere insanely beautiful where I’m constantly inspired, eating lush food and photographing babes with my boy and my dog, thats the dream anyway…

     


  10. empirical--empathy said: This may be invasive, but I'm curious and don't feel obligated to answer if you don't want to, but what kind of religion/ lifestyle views do you have, if any? If you don't want to answer, maybe just list a couple of your favourite quotes or sayings~

    Be as invasive as you like, Ill answer anything. I attended a religious school from the age of 5-11, it was really intense, everything was super pro-christian and praying everyday for hours in the morning etc. I’m actually glad I went to the school though as I feel pretty educated on God and Christianity although I don’t follow Christianity or practice it. I also have never been christened or baptized. My mum decided that I should be given the choice when I was old enough as to whether or not I would like to do it. Since she’s had my Brother she’s said that she would like to be baptized but wants me to do it with her and have my brother christened, she feels that due to her age and multiple years of not being able to conceive that my brother is her miracle, hence why she called him Noah. I don’t really wish to go through with the baptism but I fully support her if that’s her wish. I’ve attended a friends baptism a few years ago with my friend, being the only two people who weren’t born again Christians, we were very pressured by the others to sing and celebrate and its totally put me off, NOBODY should ever force their views and beliefs onto other people.

    Personally I find myself very spiritual. My nan, mum and I are all extremely physic and I often have visions about people and things that may happen. It was initially extremely distressing for me but now I feel that its a gift, I can often foresee how things in my life are going to pan out, I knew my mother was pregnant before she herself knew! Very strange but an often disputed topic amongst people.

    For me personally I just wish to plod on with my life attempting to be more positive, being really close to Hannah we’ve chatted before about this topic and it’s interesting how alike we are but how our views and perspectives are different. I fully support and love every person who takes the time to talk to me or discuss matters with me but I most likely will never follow a religion or not. Free bird for sure :)

     


  11. empirical--empathy said: oh my gosh that was sweet aaawh, another! What are some things/events that you are looking forward to, whether in the near future or further down the line?

    :)! I’m super looking forward to graduating, it’s another year away but I despise my course with a passion, it really upsets me as it costs a fortune and I’m super bummed out that I pretty much haven’t learned a thing since I started.

    I just hope to travel and photograph amazing people and make friends across the world. I don’t like to stay grounded for long and I know me and my boyfriend would love to travel, when the time is right it’ll happen for sure!

     


  12. empirical--empathy said: Do you maybe have a good memory you could share? Something that makes you happy when you think about it? If not are there any people you can think of that you really want to meet?

    Wow this is a good one! The most recent good memory I have is when my baby brother was born. My mum and I have had an on/off relationship all our lives but she is one of the most lovely, hilarious and wonderful women I’ve ever known. Being 20 when I found out she was having a baby I was so shocked but she involved me with everything throughout her pregnancy. I attended her scans, went shopping, and was so honoured that she asked me to be her birth partner I couldn’t believe it. She had him by C-Section but it was totally gnarly to see everything that happened, like pretty gross but incredible at the same time! She had him on February 21st 2014 at 3.34pm and he weighed 6lbs 8oz. He was the best 21st present I could have ever asked for. I’m completely, unconditionally in love with him.

    For people that I would like to meet? Most definitely Deftones, they’re my favourite band ever.