Dearest Devious Deviants,As you've probably noticed I am a bit absent here lately. There is a reason for that. I have a bit of a news, which I wanted to post weeks ago but life and packing took over... so the big news is that I gave notice at my work and this Friday will be my last day at work after 5 years! You know my love/hate relationship with my work, so i have to say I am extremely happy this is happening!
Few weeks ago I got this magical phone call with a magical opportunity and it all seems very surreal, because it is like ten steps up in my career and great salary (so I don't have borrow cash from my parents to survive a month) and many great opportunities, meeting many interesting people from different countries. So seriously... it is pretty damn amazing.
I mean, I want to be a photographer and make a living of that but we all know how it is and I like to eat sometimes, so I need a day to day job
There is a catch though, I have to move from my beloved Ireland. You all know my story and know that I have moved here over eight years ago and that was my dream come true. I wanted to live here since I was eight or nine. Although, I'm not Irish, this is my home and I was always accepted here, most of my friends are here, my favourite Italian winery is here, my first proper photo exhibitions were here... so it is very bitter sweet situation. I am very happy and excited but every now and then I get really sad. I'm bursting in tears few times a day and now I feel quite emotional too, so excuse me for any typos.
So, this is it, I don't know what else I can write... Oh, I'm moving to Brussels. I was there for an apartmet hunt and I have to say I really liked it. I am packing for last two weeks and I can't see the end of it, so today I'm in a panic mode - I pretty much look like this -> or this -> and this ->
cause I am leaving on Sunday... ahhh wish me luck... I will keep you posted... my next journal will be from Belgium!
I'm not saying goodbye to Ireland it is just see you later... this is and always will be my home
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Magda is a photographer and a founder & director of ArtWave, a cultural organisation and online platform promoting artists. She is originally from Kraków, Poland where her adventure with photography started. Since 2006 she is based in Dublin, Ireland.|
Her selection of works consists of traditional and surreal photos of landscapes taken by using a variety of techniques including infrared and ND filters, macro and fisheye lenses, long exposures and conceptual photos showing everyday life from “a different perspective”.
Except writing about herself in a third person (which 20 years ago indicated mental illness), she “is”: bellydancer, writer wannabe, coffee addict & chocoholic. Nutella connoisseur. White wine & prosecco lover. Pastafarian. Fan of brilliant music, books and films - like everyone else. Tolkien fanatic, rock chic & general geek. She also likes: dogs, sunsets, waves, vintage stuff, coconut shower gels, her YSL Noir Radical mascara, red & fuchsia lipsticks and smoky eyes make-up, cacti & cross stitch embroidery.
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Current Residence: Kraków & Dublin
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Favourite photographer: H. Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Annie Leibovitz
Favourite style of art: Expressionism, Modern Art
Favourite cartoon character: Kabi (pink Gummibear)
Personal Quote: all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us