Wednesday, 30th September 2020

Amateur photographer captures moment dream of being a photographer dies

AN amateur photographer has captured the exact moment she realised she bought an expensive camera for nothing.

Nikki Hollis purchased an expensive digital camera and lenses with the intention of setting up a website and selling shots of trees and graffiti.

However after just three months she has now realised what a huge waste of time and money it was, while capturing the moment perfectly in a raw and unposed image.

Hollis said: “I was taking arty black and white shots of myself in an antique mirror when I had this horrendous thought, ‘What the fuck am I doing?’

“I’d fondly imagined the images were ‘haunting’ and ‘revelatory’, but now I realise they were ‘self-indulgent’ and possibly ‘crap’.

“Now I think about it all my photos are horribly cliched or have a really obvious message, like the one of people enjoying themselves outside a pub with a homeless man in the background.”

Picking up a big lens, Hollis said: “I don’t even know what this glassy thing does and I could have had two weeks in Ibiza for it.”